Apple App Store and Google Play downloads, 2008 - 2013
This week, both Apple and Google have released new download numbers for their mobile app stores. Apple has served 50 billion app downloads, while Google is just behind with 48 billion downloads. These are huge numbers and both growth curves are remarkable, even though it certainly looks like Google Play soon will surpass the App Store in terms of total downloads.
It’s time to stop thinking of computer programming as a specialty subject. Schools should respect it as a fundamental skill.— Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra - Jordan Weissmann - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)
…this shows off the full process from strapping a cellphone to a pair of goggles along with a pico projector shining directly into the wearer’s eyes. The jump from off the shelf components to custom 3D-printed materials is represented in the third version (top right), and allowed the progress seen along the bottom row.
Digital creative agency Playground knows that Glass is in its early days, but they imagine a future in which Glass helps with navigation, shopping, hobbies and much more. And according to Playground, “All of our examples are actually possible right now. Smartphones (batteries not included) have enough raw processing power to run this software today. If only current batteries were ten times more efficient and there was a robust native hardware API for Glass. Well, it’s coming. Sooner than we think.”
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