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Mobile

Smartphones make us dumb

Today I watched a typical 50 year old adult set up a new Nokia 2.1 Android phone. His old phone was Android, so the process basically consisted of signing in to Google and allowing the software to replicate the old phone from Cloud backups.

10 out of 10 for User Experience ease of achieving that daunting goal. But stop to think for a second about what that actually means in terms of where our most personal data lives. Is it any wonder we can be targeted so accurately? We think not, fraggles.

Nokia Dumb Phone

Thing is… privacy is way down the list of things my 50 year old Everyman gives a monkeys about. He just wants his new phone to be his old phone with all his messages, contacts and photos still there.

If we’re outsourcing the things our ancestors kept in their heads, what does that mean?

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React Tech

Live Geolocation

Let’s say you’re big company like the one I work for. It almost doesn’t matter what product the company actually sells, there are orders, there are customers, there are deliveries and there are problems and phone calls to support.

It’s logistics. And wouldn’t it be nice to know the exact location of your entire fleet from an app at the depot?

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React

Lighthouse audits

We’re pleased to find that our most Progressive Web App, listingslab.com has finally achieved the magic 100% in a Google’s Lighthouse audit.

A perfect score on a lighthouse audit

What is Lighthouse?

Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages. You can run it against any web page, public or requiring authentication. It has audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, and more.

You can run Lighthouse in Chrome DevTools, from the command line, or as a Node module. You give Lighthouse a URL to audit, it runs a series of audits against the page, and then it generates a report on how well the page did. From there, use the failing audits as indicators on how to improve the page. Each audit has a reference doc explaining why the audit is important, as well as how to fix it.

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