Battery Status API: Empowering Device Batteries to Be In Charge of UX

Let me set the scene: you’re in an unfamiliar city and you’re on the move. Through a series of travel delays and general unpreparedness, you are about to be late to interview for your dream job. Frantically, you try to continue to make progress on foot while not knowing the actual address of the place. Your phone’s map app doesn’t recognize the business’s name, so you need to search for their address in your smartphone’s browser.
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Mobile vs. Desktop: Focus on What Matters

I love all the talk and web strategy around the mobile web. Web professionals are making deliberate efforts to ensure that websites and web services are lightweight, accessible, cunningly planned to be fast and immediate, and generally mobile ready / mobile first / mobile mobile.

Still, I find myself getting more and more riled when I hear conversations around designing and developing for the mobile web. People really seem to focus on what a mobile user wants when compared to a desktop user. It’s partly because I am a cardiganed, word-loving, old fusspot, but I truly feel that the term “mobile” is distracting us from delivering our best work. And by “us” I mean Americans, because we don’t call our cellphones “mobiles.” When someone from the US talks about the mobile web user, we call forth someone in motion, ranging around the world actively, and likely running into bears.

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