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Engaging With Limits

April 25th, 2009

John Gruber of Daring Fireball yesterday wrote about the incredible variety of UI solutions to be found in the various Twitter client apps.

From the post:

[T]hat it is not easy to write a good client for something as small in scope as Twitter hints at just how hard it is to write a good app for anything, let alone something truly complex.

I would add only that I feel like Twitter’s simplicity imposes a number of limitations upon developers, which — I believe — contributes in no small way to the diversity of these solutions; engaging with limits is the most powerful catalyst for creative brilliance.

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Wallet: A Keychain for the Road

December 9th, 2008

Wallet is a neat little utility that — like Keychain.app, which comes bundled with Mac OS X — lets you store all sorts of tidbits like notes, account numbers, PINs, etc. in a safely-encrypted little repository (or, wallet).

Unlike Keychain.app, however, there’s a version for the iPhone that can sync up with the information on your computer(s), if you have a Mobile Me account. Which means that the info in your Wallet database is completely accessible when you’re out and about.

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