- Turning Receipts into Paper Apps (BERG London) — I love the idea of the modern web app sensibility bleeding back into the world, the same way classic offline design has informed online.
- Telehack — an amazing interactive reconstruction of the early net, part nostalgia part game part simulation. Check out the README for more details. (via Andy Baio)
- Stencyl — free Flash games creation tool. Brilliant because they’re creating and owning a corresponding market for in-game assets (icons, sounds, etc.). (via Andy Baio)
- Introductory Machine Learning Resources (Quora) — collection of pointers for beginners. (via Joshua Schachter)
Paper App, Retro Net Simulation, Games Creator, Beginning Large-Scale Machine Learning
For the first time, an app has been nominated for a TV BAFTA.
"The Malcolm Tucker: The Missing Phone" application has been nominated for a TV British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award. Henry Volans, head of Faber Digital, discusses the app and why he thinks it's being honored with the nomination.
The Donahue app aims to sync conference presenters and audiences.
A new app created by Tim Meaney, partner at Arc90, and Christopher Fahey, founding partner at Behavior Design, taps into and harnesses conference distraction. Here's how it works.
Healthcare Data, C64 Emulator, Python Machine Learning, and Startup Success Stats
- E-Referral Evaluation Interim Findings — in general good, but note this: The outstanding system issues are an ongoing source of frustration and concern, including […] automated data uptake from the GP [General Practitioner=family doctor] PMS [Patient Management System], that sometimes has clearly inaccurate or contradictory information. When you connect systems, you realize the limitations of the data in them.
- c64iphone (GitHub) — the source to an iPhone/iPad app from the store, released under GPLv3. It incorporates the Frodo emulator. Sweet Freedom.
- mlpy — machine learning Python library, a high-performance Python package for predictive modeling. It makes extensive use of NumPy to provide fast N-dimensional array manipulation and easy integration of C code. (via Joshua Schachter)
- What is The Truth Behind 9 Out of 10 Startups Fail? (Quora) — some very interesting pointers and statistics, such as Hall and Woodward (2007) analyze a dataset of all VC-backed firms and show the highly skewed distribution of outcomes. VC revenue averages $5 million per VC-backed company. Founding team averages $9 million per VC-backed company (most from small probability of great success). The economically rational founding team would sell at time of VC funding for $900,000 to avoid the undiversified risk. (via Hacker News)
Hiya taps the WhitePages database to update contact information.
WhitePages is putting its database of 200 million listings to work with Hiya, a free contact manager and iPhone app.
Reactions to Apple's rejection of the Sony Reader indicate Apple might not come out on top of this one.
Apple rejected the Sony Reader app, (suddenly?) enforcing a policy that requires apps to include an in-app purchasing option. The waters are muddy and nobody is really certain what Apple is doing, but the publishing world isn't taking Apple's lumps quietly.
There's no time to waste in tackling the mobile technology cycle.
Mobile is a game-changer. Unlike many other emerging technologies where an immediate strategy is not a concern, mobile is front and center now to your users and customers.
Gina Trapani talks about the ThinkUp app and the FCC's first Open Developer Day.
What's the potential for geeks to work with government for better outcomes? Gina Trapani talked with O'Reilly Media about the first FCC Developer Day, ThinkUp App and Gov 2.0.
How a billion points of app data shape TripAdvisor's website.
TripAdvisor is using data from its Facebook application to expand its website. In this Q&A, Sanjay Vakil discusses the inner-workings of this app-website relationship and he passes on advice for companies pursuing their own data-driven products.