Figures released by Nielsen shed some light on just how competitive the app market is, and how difficult it is for newcomers to break into. Looking at the top 50 apps across iOS and Android, they found that the top 50 apps account for 58% of users total time accessing mobile apps. And [this chart] is 34% for the top 10 apps alone.
Ifttt.com (“if this then that”)… lets regular web users connect sites and apps like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Vimeo into rudimentary—but highly useful—personal mini-tools. Think of it as duct tape for webapps.
Ifttt.com is a marvel of intuitive interaction design—so simple a monkey could get it, but not so artless that an intelligent human would feel insulted.
Did you know you can kind of “friend” people on Color? Just click their avatar through to their history stream, click their avatar again there, and then choose “show more.”
Of course, you do have to find them in the first place, whether by vicinity, friend-of-a-friend, or shared album link. Everyone listed by my avatar is someone I chose to “show more” of — no one randomly, er, algorithmically appeared.