Un simple ejemplo de la relación entre creatividad e innovación | Eduardo Kastika. Blog. Innovación y creatividad en Latinoamérica


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 De las 100 personas más creativas en los negocios (Revista Fast Company, 2012), Adam Brotman es el nro. 3.

Se trata del Chief Digital Office de Satarbucks. Y su aporte fue muy sencillo: creó una aplicación (gratuita) para que los clientes paguen con sus teléfonos móviles.

La idea no es totalmente novedosa. Existen muchas otrasposibilidades de pago vía teléfono móvil.

Pero lo interesante de esta “tarjeta virtual Starbucks”, es que Adam Brotman implementó la idea sin ningún tipo de complejidad tecnológica.

Los clientes cargan sus tarjetas plásticas de Starbucks, la persona que los atiende escanea sus teléfonos móviles y… listo. No hay asociaciones con tarjetas de crédito, ni de débito, ni PayPal, nipagos virtuales, ni nada.

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Google restablece a Chrome en los resultados de búsquedas | Geekets

Unruly Media era el único sitio autorizado para promocionar a base de anuncios a Google Chrome, pero la empresa pagó a otras compañías y servicios para que enlazaran de vuelta a Google Chrome sin autorización de los creadores, generando así publicidad viral (a la cual se opone abiertamente Google y fue motivo porque se sancionara a sí mismo).

Actualmente, cuando se busca ‘navegadores’ o ‘browser’ en Google, el primer resultado que se obtiene es el de Mozilla Firefox, el cual es seguido por Opera y Safari; se puede encontrar a Google Chrome como el séptimo resultado. Estos datos fueron recopilados por el sitio Slash Gear y es probable que al momento puedan llegar a variar (aunque Mozilla Firefox continúa siendo el navegador alternativo más popular).


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Google Chrome deja de ser sancionado por Google. Se termina el castigo de Google Chrome. Resultados de Google Chrome vuelven a aparecer. Google Chrome.

Desde el 16 de marzo, la sanción que Google aplicó a Google Chrome, su propio navegador, fue liberada y ya pueden volver a verse los resultados a través del buscador ya mencionado; el número normal de sitios que tienen enlaces para Google Chrome y su descarga ha sido restablecido. Leer más “Google restablece a Chrome en los resultados de búsquedas | Geekets”

Why Nobody Uses Opera

What’s going on here? Why are Firefox and Chrome eating away at Internet Explorer, while Opera is staying pretty much where it always was. It’s not that Opera is lagging behind development wise—new versions are coming out all the time. So what is it? Chrome and Firefox just have something that Opera doesn’t.

It’s all to do with brand positioning. Chrome is the fastest browser. It’s also the simplest. Google’s brand positioning is simplicity and speed, and they’ve made sure their offering is the leader in both. Firefox? The most customizable browser. Again, it’s a leader. If I want the most customizable browser, Firefox would be my first choice.

Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera? There’s nothing that comes to mind. IE and Safari are the “default” browsers on their respective operating systems. They don’t really try to differentiate themselves, although Apple (and Microsoft) have been advertising speed and standards compliance lately. Speed is easily tested however (and irrelevant if you’re not the leader), and standards compliance doesn’t matter so much since all modern browsers tend to render most sites just fine.


"O" logo used by Opera Software as t...

http://www.usabilitypost.com/2011/01/16/why-nobody-uses-opera/

The case of Opera is a strange one at first glance. Here is an innovative and powerful browser that’s fast, good looking and has all the features you might want—indeed, it has more features than all the other browsers, and tends to introduce the good things first (Opera had tabs first)—and yet with all of that it still has a tiny market share. Beyond a small, dedicated user base people just don’t use Opera. Here’s a graph of browser share of the recent years:

Browser usage chart

What’s going on here? Why are Firefox and Chrome eating away at Internet Explorer, while Opera is staying pretty much where it always was. It’s not that Opera is lagging behind development wise—new versions are coming out all the time. So what is it? Chrome and Firefox just have something that Opera doesn’t.

It’s all to do with brand positioning. Chrome is the fastest browser. It’s also the simplest. Google’s brand positioning is simplicity and speed, and they’ve made sure their offering is the leader in both. Firefox? The most customizable browser. Again, it’s a leader. If I want the most customizable browser, Firefox would be my first choice.

Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera? There’s nothing that comes to mind. IE and Safari are the “default” browsers on their respective operating systems. They don’t really try to differentiate themselves, although Apple (and Microsoft) have been advertising speed and standards compliance lately. Speed is easily tested however (and irrelevant if you’re not the leader), and standards compliance doesn’t matter so much since all modern browsers tend to render most sites just fine. Leer más “Why Nobody Uses Opera”

Why Nobody Uses Opera

It’s all to do with brand positioning. Chrome is the fastest browser. It’s also the simplest. Google’s brand positioning is simplicity and speed, and they’ve made sure their offering is the leader in both. Firefox? The most customizable browser. Again, it’s a leader. If I want the most customizable browser, Firefox would be my first choice.


"O" logo used by Opera Software as t...

http://www.usabilitypost.com/2011/01/16/why-nobody-uses-opera/

The case of Opera is a strange one at first glance. Here is an innovative and powerful browser that’s fast, good looking and has all the features you might want—indeed, it has more features than all the other browsers, and tends to introduce the good things first (Opera had tabs first)—and yet with all of that it still has a tiny market share. Beyond a small, dedicated user base people just don’t use Opera. Here’s a graph of browser share of the recent years:

Browser usage chart

What’s going on here? Why are Firefox and Chrome eating away at Internet Explorer, while Opera is staying pretty much where it always was. It’s not that Opera is lagging behind development wise—new versions are coming out all the time. So what is it? Chrome and Firefox just have something that Opera doesn’t. Leer más “Why Nobody Uses Opera”

10 herramientas para probar tu web en dispositivos móviles


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Por Juan Diego Polo

Ante la creciente cantidad de visitas que todas las webs reciben desde dispositivos móviles, es importante conocer herramientas que nos ayuden a corregir posibles problemas que dichos visitantes están teniendo al leer nuestro contenido.

En sixrevisions.com han preparado una lista de 10 herramientas que podemos usar para probar la compatibilidad de nuestro sitio con diferentes dispositivos móviles, aquí os la dejo:

iPhoney


Para simular el funcionamiento en un iPhone en un entorno Safari con zoom, plugins, etc.

W3C mobileOK Checker


El obligatorio. Nos muestra los problemas que se encuentran en el código de la página, mostrando la compatibilidad con el standar W3C.

iPad Peek


Para ver el aspecto que tendría en un iPad. Leer más “10 herramientas para probar tu web en dispositivos móviles”

Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript

As many of you right now, the element is one of the most popular additions to the HTML5 standards. It is widely supported by popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera (Internet Explorer supports it in their IE9 beta version). This guide will explore the use of HTML5’s element through a fun example: bouncing a blue ball around.

Final Result

Final Result

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An Overview of HTML5’s Canvas

The tag primarily allows you to render 2D shapes and images dynamically using math functions. Practical uses for this are things such as dynamic charts that are populated by data from a relational database like MySQL or web games that rely solely on open technologies (JavaScript/HTML).

While in HTML merely allows you to define a region in terms of width and height, everything else related to the actual drawing of the shapes is done through JavaScript via a full set of drawing functions and methods (collectively known as the Canvas 2D API).

So that we may explore the element through a hands-on approach, we will create a ball that will be bouncing around using HTML5 specifications and JavaScript.

Note that we will skip CSS because this guide is about HTML5 and JavaScript. CSS doesn’t play a part in the appearance and functionality of the bouncing ball, so we don’t need to discuss it.


by Vinci Rufu

Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript

As many of you right now, the <canvas> element is one of the most popular additions to the HTML5 standards. It is widely supported by popular browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera (Internet Explorer supports it in their IE9 beta version). This guide will explore the use of HTML5’s <canvas> element through a fun example: bouncing a blue ball around.

Final Result

Final Result

View Demo

Download Source

An Overview of HTML5’s Canvas

The <canvas> tag primarily allows you to render 2D shapes and images dynamically using math functions. Practical uses for this are things such as dynamic charts that are populated by data from a relational database like MySQL or web games that rely solely on open technologies (JavaScript/HTML).

While <canvas> in HTML merely allows you to define a region in terms of width and height, everything else related to the actual drawing of the shapes is done through JavaScript via a full set of drawing functions and methods (collectively known as the Canvas 2D API).

So that we may explore the <canvas> element through a hands-on approach, we will create a ball that will be bouncing around using HTML5 specifications and JavaScript.

Note that we will skip CSS because this guide is about HTML5 and JavaScript. CSS doesn’t play a part in the appearance and functionality of the bouncing ball, so we don’t need to discuss it. Leer más “Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript”

The Look That Says Book

The vast majority of books and magazines are typeset using hyphenation and justification (written as H&J from here on in). In print, it’s everywhere: All lines of text except the last lines of paragraphs are stretched out to the same length. Flush left and flush right. Hyphens are used to break words at the end of lines to help prevent gaps in word spacing. Like this:

We hold these truths to be self-ev­i­dent, that all men are cre­at­ed e­qual, that they are en­dowed by their Cre­a­tor with cer­tain un­al­ien­a­ble Rights, that a­mong these are Life, Lib­er­ty and the pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness. That to se­cure these rights, Gov­ern­ments are in­sti­tut­ed a­mong Men, de­riv­ing their just pow­ers…


by Richard Fink

The Look That Says Book

The vast majority of books and magazines are typeset using hyphenation and justification (written as H&J from here on in). In print, it’s everywhere: All lines of text except the last lines of paragraphs are stretched out to the same length. Flush left and flush right. Hyphens are used to break words at the end of lines to help prevent gaps in word spacing. Like this:

We hold these truths to be self-ev­i­dent, that all men are cre­at­ed e­qual, that they are en­dowed by their Cre­a­tor with cer­tain un­al­ien­a­ble Rights, that a­mong these are Life, Lib­er­ty and the pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness. That to se­cure these rights, Gov­ern­ments are in­sti­tut­ed a­mong Men, de­riv­ing their just pow­ers… Leer más “The Look That Says Book”