This post originally appeared on the Pyxl Blog.
Web applications are everywhere, from Facebook to Instagram, Craigslist to Amazon, and they consume a majority of our Internet usage. Gone are the days of having applications that are tied to specific operating systems or platforms. Web applications make interaction much more user-friendly by pushing data and interaction onto the web. The question arises on how to not only get one of these applications made for your company, but how to make it successful.
Pokémon Go has been out for a full week now, and although it has seen its fair share of issues, it seems everyone has caught the Pokémon bug. Pokémon gained popularity in the 1990s originally as Game Boy games and quickly spread to videos, cards, toys, and books. It’s the second most successful video game franchise behind the Mario franchise, and for good reason. Pokémon uses the freemium model, providing a free download, with the option to buy coins and other sundries within the app for pay. With the release of Pokémon Go, cities everywhere are now dotted with head-down, phone-equipped, battery-draining Go players.
From zombies to political dramas, I’m hooked on good television. This week it’s House of Cards, the sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat drama that makes you rethink everything you thought you might know about the White House. In the show, Frank Underwood said, “There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.”