This group of numbers is from Brett Slatkin in Building Scalable Web Apps with Google App Engine.
In the video below, Doron speaks about a new product launch coming from uTest next month. It's called “AppGrader” and will allow startups to get free reviews of their web applications using a select set of testers in the uTest service. The information on the example Doron showed included usability reviews, first impression reviews, etc. Looks like it could be a win for both startups and uTest as startups get a chance to test the service with limited functionality for free and as the startup grows, they will come back to uTest for more involved bug testing.
We made a commitment last year to increase transparency and communication with Google Apps customers in several ways. We heard your feedback around the need for better communication when issues like yesterday's Gmail outage occur.
Track your DHL, Fedex, UPS, or USPS packages via RSS. Simply input your tracking number and you are given your own RSS feed you can use to track that package. Each RSS item represents a tracking update. They also have a Firefox add-on and mobile version as well.
As part of the release of their upcoming book, Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions, Bill Scott and Theresa Neil have published a full set of principles and patterns for rich interaction design. The first set consists of 12 Standard Screen Patterns and 100 examples of them in action. Get your hands on this great resource at the book's site.
wonderfl is a service where you can build a Flash (swf file) online. With wonderfl, you write Actionscript3 code in the html form on this website, and our server compiles your code.
YouTube’s ability to embed links and annotations within videos is leading new forms of interactivity.
Google has just announced a new way to manage your Gmail Tasks from your mobile device or your iGoogle homepage.
Google has wasted no time with their new ActiveSync license from Microsoft. They have launched Google Sync, a service that uses ActiveSync to keep Gmail contacts and Google Calendar information updated on any phone that supports the service. This is complete two way synchronization. New contacts you add from your phone will appear in your Gmail list and vise versa. The same goes for meetings created in your mobile calendard and Google Calendar.
Synchronize your contacts. Get your Google contacts quickly and easily to your phone. With Sync, you can have access to your address book at anytime and place that you need it.
Get calendar alerts. Using your phone's native calendar, you can now access your Google calendar, and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration.
Always in sync. Your contacts stay synchronized whether you access them from your phone or from your computer. Add or edit contact information right on your device or on your Google account on the web.
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