Mary Meeker’s completely fresh internet trends, the GIF turns 30, the beliefs that Facebook is destroying the open network and that Bitmoji makes Snapchat a dangerous Facebook competitor. Here are the best links this week!
This week’s most important news is undoubtedly Mary Meeker’s fresh 355-page report on the state of the internet. Here are some highlights:
- Apps fight to get push notification status. The home screen on the mobile is the most effective place for getting attention and commitment
- Computers are getting as good as people on voice recognition
- Over the next five years, 50 percent of all searches will be image-based
- Global smartphone propagation growth is three times as slow as one year ago, and the growth in internet propagation has flattened
- Digital advertising will pass television advertising in 2017
- Recode has a nice review of the highlights
How do you feel after looking through the Meeker Report? Difficult to describe with words? Try a GIF, then! The web’s funniest and sometimes most effective form of communication form turns 30 years. Here’s a five-year-old article on GIF’s story, from when the GIF turned 25.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
- Andy Rubin, the man behind Android, has launched the Essential Phone which, among other things, supports add-on modules like a 360 degree camera.
- Daring Fireball: Facebook is destroying the open network
- Why reach navigation should replace the navbar in iOS design
- 6 surprising stats behind tech’s design shortage
- 15 million people have contributed drawings to Quick, Draw! The drawings look like this!
- Ulzard Technologies has launched a service that uses artificial intelligence to convert design sketches to source code
- Birdview gives you an entire website in a bird’s eye view
- The personal kanban can make you more efficient and satisfied
- Long interview with Medium Entrepreneur Evan Williams
- Buffer shares their Facebook strategy, which made them triple range and loyalty
- The state of mobile advertising
- Fidget spinners are the big thing among kids and teenagers at the moment. Want to try yourself? Ffffidget gives you a clear understanding of how it works. (See the logo of the week)
- Medieval Fantasy City Generator