News & Comment
Safari service workers and other PWA good news stories
November 1, 2017, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the state of Progressive Web Apps, there’s much to talk about. Here’s a whirlwind update of the major PWA news over the past few months. 1. Service workers support in Safari Probably the biggest news in PWA land is that during August the status of Service... Read More
iPhone X notch advice for web developers
October 9, 2017, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
We’ve arrived at a new era of edge-to-edge, bezel-less phone screens. The trend toward smaller bezels has been coming for some time now, but a (perhaps unexpected) side-effect is the notch! The Essential notch While most people may be aware of the new iPhone X’s sensor housing, aka notch, it’s less well known that Apple... Read More
The mobile video revolution: are you ready?
September 29, 2017, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
Ever since the first TV made its debut in the mid 1920s, the human race has been having a love affair with moving pictures. Since then we’ve witnessed an evolution from linear, tune-in-or-miss-out programming, to video-on-demand, to live-streaming. And now video’s taking over the internet. Would anyone have believed you if, in the 1920s, you... Read More
What are the most common RAM specs for smartphones?
September 6, 2017, by Pawel Piejko
While 2GB of RAM is enough for iOS to work smoothly, Android devices need more memory. If you’re stuck with an older Android phone with less than 2 gigs of RAM, you are likely to experience OS hiccups even during typical daily tasks. According to the most recent statistics from DeviceAtlas, this is the reality... Read More
Why HTML5 is killing Flash: it’s the devices, people!
August 3, 2017, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
It’s 7 years now since Steve Jobs famously declared war on Flash in an open letter entitled Thoughts on Flash. With his knack for prescience, only now is it really looking like it’s lights out for Flash. In response, during the Android Keynote at Google IO 2010, Vic Gundotra cheekily declared that "it turns out on the Internet people use Flash", that Android would still support Flash, and that it was “much nicer than just saying no”... Read More