How I came to follow Drew McKinney on Twitter

The Western Michigan University Magazine – Winter 2012, p. 18

Mention of SpeechHero

Visit to …

App Store – SpeechHero AAC

Search for …

Bloomingsoft, LLC website

to …

Favorite of a Tweet →

Result: A follow on Twitter


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Edge Case Features

May 14, 2012
12:15 PM
Edge case features.

A feature that a small, very small subset of people would love your app to have. Uncommon request.

Maybe this is one of the ways to stand out in a crowded market.

Also, this feature might be totally awesome if more people saw it in use and understood the value created by a seemingly off the wall feature request.

Who would want that feature?

Ohhhhhhhh, oh, WOW!

12:17 PM


Note: The above was inspired by a conversation that Marco Arment, @marcoarment, and Dan Benjamin, @danbenjamin, were having early in the live broadcast of Build and Analyze episode 77.  <– Show notes should be available after the show is over.

Main Applications on the iPad (1-1-2011)

The picture below represents the current home screen layout as I currently use it.

TuneIn Radio is great, as is Wikihood.  They both offer something unique or outstanding IMHO.

From left to right starting at the top.

  • Google Maps
  • Photos
  • Earthquakes (notification and visualization of recent earthquakes globally)
  • Contacts
  • Flickr (Actually this is an iPhone app that you have to run 2x to fit the iPad)
  • Waze (Live mapping application. Has some game elements.)
  • Maps (folder of map applications)
  • Notes
  • Flipboard (Beautiful application for visualization of online content. Mostly Twitter, but also Flickr and Google Reader RSS posts)
  • Twitter (folder of Twitter applications)
  • Twitter (Official Twitter application)
  • Books (folder of book and reading applications)
  • Evernote (The everything notebook storage application)
  • AccuWeather
  • TuneIn Radio (paid 99 cents, worth $5)
  • Google (search and access to Google applications)
  • Google Voice (access and use your account on a mobile device)
  • Instapaper (Read it later application. Used in conjunction with a browser bookmarklet tool)
  • WordPress (application to create blog posts using WordPress)
  • Wikihood (Wikipedia entries for places near you)