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Lot of us are willing to buy an app for ...

Lot of us are willing to buy an app for ad-free browsing

It is clear that there many people do not like ads on the web pages we browse on our iOS devices. Apps which provides ad-free browsing experience are always in top 10 paid app list.  The iOS9 release included “Content Blocker API” made it possible to create such apps. As you can see, “Crystal” and “Purify […]

Watermelon: anger on the inside containe...

Watermelon: anger on the inside contained by joy on the outside

We watched the movie Inside Out with Manas this summer.  After watching the movie emotions were high in our day-to-day conversations with Manas.  Last Sunday as we were having breakfast, Manas was making a weird sound, which for no good reason irritated me.  I told him that I was getting angry and on our anger […]

How do you know quality of software in a...

How do you know quality of software in a car?

When did you purchase your car? In last 5-7 years? How would you describe your car purchase? A car with some advanced software or advanced software with a car? Car manufacturer’s of hybrid and electric cars are the leaders in using software to provide more functionality and value to the customer. For that matter Tesla […]

Recipes written in simple steps

Today is Sunday.  It is raining outside, well I should say more like torrential downpours like most monsoon days in Kota Rajasthan north of India.  I am visiting a friend, Sandeep from my college after almost six years. A nice hot tea made with ginger tastes so good on such day, and that’s exactly what […]

App preview video we did not submit

Towards the release date we were occupied with fine tuning recipe pictures and tweaking recipe steps for flow, proper structure, etc.  Also we chose to wait for final build before taking screen captures we needed for app store submission.  With universal app comes the responsibility of having screens captures for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  It […]

Cook With Me : Fine tuning recipe pictur...

Cook With Me : Fine tuning recipe pictures

Our experiments with taking recipe picture resulted in really good pictures, specially the food looked great on the plate.  Having said that we were still left with some pictures with bluish tint to it.  So after taking all those 2400 pictures and carefully selecting the best pictures truly representing the recipes in Cook With Me, at […]

Cook With Me – iPhone user experience

Keeping user interface simple and clutter free means making some tough decisions.  On iPhone we decided to use swipe gesture on recipe name for navigation to “Recipe Details” and “Steps” from the “Recipe Collection” screen.  There is bit of discovering to know this gesture, but once known then same is so obvious.  Our decision keeps UI clutter free specially on iPhone […]

Saturated fat is back?

Saturated fat is back?

Saturated fat in meat and dairy products is seen as a villain responsible for increasing risk of heart disease since late 1970. US dietary guidelines asked reducing saturated fat from the meals since their first guideline published in 1980. Though research now suggest that relationship between fat and increased risk of heart disease is inconclusive. What […]