As an early adopter of smartphones, and product manager at a company with an iPhone app, I. Love. Push Notifications. They provide relevant information at appropriate times and locations, and a quick entry point for the user to exactly where they want to go within an app. However, companies are (rightly) approaching this new direct-communication method cautiously. There are several reasons why, one of which will be familiar to anyone who has studied the Tragedy of the Commons. Continue reading Push(y) Notifications
There are many people who are or will be greatly affected by the product announcements Apple made yesterday. Depending on your current smartphone platform, status as an early adopter or not, or involvement in a competitor company, your next few months could be anything from tech paradise to hell on earth.