Beta Launch: inSite plugin for WordPress

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Today we launched the beta of our new WordPress plugin, inSite. Based on the website personalization tool built into our responsive site builder, DudaOne, inSite makes it easy to set up triggers and actions on WordPress sites. Current triggers include location, device type, time, frequency of visit and campaign URL. Any of these can trigger a new element, notification bar, custom JavaScript, HTML or a special effect.

The plugin also allows developers to build their own inSite triggers and actions and submit them to our online catalog.

Check out inSite.io for more on how you can download the beta.

inSite Catalog
The inSite Catalog

Apple Watch On Hold

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After a great deal of introspection and reading multiple blog posts I decided to put off buying an Apple Watch. My decision came down to two key points:

  1. It’s a first generation product, and
  2. I love my watches.

First Generation Product
I didn’t buy the first iPhone. I couldn’t justify the cost of such a powerful handset that didn’t support 3G networks. (But I wanted one.) I didn’t buy the first iPad. I didn’t understand the real use case for another screen. (But I wanted one.)

With the Apple Watch a mix of cost and use case is one reason I decided to hold off.

I Love My Watches
Like some anachronism in the tech space amongst my peers, I still wear watches. I own around 12, and while none of them are particularly expensive or noteworthy, I enjoy picking out the watch I wear each day. Each one has a story that’s meaningful to me. To get the full value out of the Apple Watch I would need to wear it daily and I’m just not ready to shelve the watches I love at this time.

In any case, I am almost certain that I will come around to committing to the Apple Watch. I want one, but not enough to take the dive just yet.

Shocking

I’ve worked in the mobile space in some capacity for the last 15 years. This blows me away.

According to an earlier report on TechCrunch, a 2013 study said that two-thirds of the Fortune 100 were not ready for mobile search. And after running some tests this year, it appears that progress has been slow – as noted above, just over half (52 percent) of the Fortune 500 operated mobile-friendly websites ahead of Google’s update.

Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update Could Impact Over 40% Of Fortune 500 Websites

It’s Here – iOS 7

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iOS 7

It’s here and the most noticeable affect is the instant aging of any apps that have not been updated.

On the whole I’m very happy with the update, though I have only had it for a few hours. I have two complaints worth noting.

1. I find myself accidentally activating Spotlight search a fair bit. This may be the result of lazy swiping on my part.

2. Folders are designed to take on the background color which almost causes them to blend into the background (especially on the iPad.) While not a functional issue, it’s an aesthetic I’ll just have to get used to in iOS 7.

iOS 7 Folders on the iPad
iOS 7 Folders on the iPad

So far I haven’t experienced any issue with the update on my iPhone 5 or my iPad 4. This looks like another win for Apple.