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The Web Push Notification User Experience

Since the day they arrived, native mobile apps have offered the ability to send messages to a user, even when they’re not interacting with an app. An app’s ability to access device features, like these push notifications, has been considered a major argument for building a native app.

In recent months, the web has been abuzz with news that push notifications are now being implemented in most major browsers, desktop and mobile alike. This means that without an app, a website can communicate with its users, even when they don’t have the site loaded. They’re not available everywhere quite yet, but we’re rapidly approaching a point where any web site is able to send out notifications at any time to a wide variety of devices.

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Mobile Shopping App Cross-Platform UI Patterns

A native shopping app survey we conducted earlier this year produced some interesting instances when iOS and Android shared conventions, and when they diverged. (For more background, read up on our methodology and marketplace findings.)

In our Core UX Flow summary we’ve pulled together our findings about the two major models for key app interaction. We also discovered some more granular design patterns that were shared across the iOS and Android platforms that we’ll explore in this article.

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Core UX Flows of Mobile Shopping Apps

Earlier this year we began thinking about iOS and Android native application UI patterns. We were specifically interested in instances when both platforms shared conventions, and when they diverged. (For more background, read up on our methodology and marketplace findings.)

Today we're going to talk about the two most common user experience models for native apps, the conventions and trade-offs they force you to consider, and when you might chose either.

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CDN RUM and Eggnog

Welcome to the Great Mobify CDN Shootout. We have pitted several major CDN providers against each other in a RUM test for global supremacy, a Royal RUMble if you will. We want to show you how you can get the most value from what is otherwise an expensive and opaque world of complexity and hand-waving.

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Why Meetings Are A Waste Of Time And How To Run Them More Efficiently

Meetings are a waste of time

Do you ever get a meeting invite and dread going or wonder why am I here when you get there? I’ve made it a practice to not accept meetings that don’t have an agenda or clear objective.

One rule of thumb I use is the G.A.S factor (Give a Shit factor) — Why do you need me there?, Am I a collaborator?, Subject matter expert?, Decision maker? or Do I need to be informed? If it ticks any of these boxes then I feel much better accepting a meeting and will most likely not be a waste of my time.

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