AirPods are great but… could be smarter

I love Apple’s AirPods but when you stop to think beyond the improvements Bluetooth experience, they’re still not doing what they should… Read more →

The Microsoft years – don’t be mad John

The real shame is that Microsoft lacked and still lacks taste and design skills in many areas. That created a lost 20 year period for software progress for everybody. Read more →

The Making of Soundproof, part 3: Unlocking features with In-App Purchases

During the process of making Soundproof, we had to consider what the business model would be. I wrote [some early thoughts about pricing](http://transition.io/is-unlock-everything-a-mistake/) and talked about some [issues with implementing upgrade pricing with In-App Purchases](http://transition.io/my-first-public-ios-app-is-now-available/) previously. Here, we’ll take a brief look at the experience of implementing In-App Purchases and the user experience.
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The Making of Soundproof, part 1: iPhone 6 made our huge play button look tiny

Some background: the first release of our [music practice Soundproof](https://soundproofapp.com) was “Waiting for Review” in the last week of September when my iPhone 6 arrived. I ran the app on the iPhone 6 and of course got the stretched up iPhone 5 UI. It was OK, but a bit “Duplo” shall we say. Also our very subtle background gradient was being stretched. Nobody else would notice but… there is pride to consider. Read more →

Apple Watch and intimacy

Many people are writing off some of the WATCH features that were demonstrated as pure novelties. I think this is a mistake, if understandable given that these are rather new concepts.