Ideas to Tinker with, starting with Mobile First

by Santosh

Mobile First Web Second – “46% of active users make mobile a regular part of their twitter experience”. This can only grow with time. Other examples of applications that are leaning the mobile way include Foursquare, Instagram, WhatsApp and IntouchID. Vibhu Norby, co-founder of Everyme and Origami writes that Mobile-first isn’t for everybody, or everything – Why We’re Pivoting from Mobile-first to Web-first.

The average teenager (US) sends out 3,339 text messages a month and every single text is opened explains Nancy Lublin. Do Something have found it to be 11 times more powerful than email. 

When building BookEazy for movie tickets online, I learned that booking movie tickets lends itself readily to solving on the mobile. We didn’t need a whole lot of users to learn this. At the time and even today, seamless payments are the last obstacle for making this solution a reality.

Designing for Multiple Screen Sizes is About Consistency – NYTimes Bits argues for a consistent design language as one key aspect of creating apps across screen sizes. Jakob Nielsen compares the 7″ and 9″ Kindle Fire HD and how different design sizes make a difference to the same apps on each of the tablets.

Paul Bennett’s TED talk “Design is in the details” and Paul Graham’s How to get Startup Ideas, both point to the notion of ‘Peripheral Vision’ as an organic process where you notice, not think up solutions.

Save Time recently started up out of Pune, India. They’re a healthcare venture working to make lives easier for doctors and patients. They’ve made it easier to find the right doctor and reserve an appointment without the hassle of long wait times on the phone, or in the waiting room.