“If Google Now became more integrated into Android, the OS might function more like one of those contextual homescreen/launchers, like Aviate (acquired by Yahoo) or Cover, which place relevant apps on Android’s lockscreen.

The difference is that Google Now would not be just a layer on top of the OS, but a deeper part of the OS that’s capable of gathering data from the apps that run upon it and using that data to provide users with relevant, timely information and intelligent suggestions.”

“A Sneak Peak into the future of Android” via TechCrunch

Interesting news about the direction of the Android platform. The deep integration of Google Now is both exciting and scary.


We were willing to tolerate a few bugs to [move fast]. But having to slow down and fix things was slowing us down. ‘Move fast with stable infra[structure]‘ isn’t as catchy, but it helps us build better for the people we serve.

Facebook kills off its ‘move fast, break things’ mantra” via VentureBeat

Short but timely report coming out of F8 about Facebook’s mentality and new SLA around their API’s. We’ve been talking a lot at Contactive about how to balance velocity of development with the need to keep our growing platform stable and working well for our customers.

Taking pride in the craftsmanship of your infrastructure is not as sexy or hip as a flashy mobile app, but everyone one of your customers (including your own developers) will reap the benefits.