An excerpt from an opinion piece on Droid Life.
I think the problem that a laptop or desktop implementation needs to address is twofold: notifications and applications. When I’m working on my computer I usually have my Gmail and TweetDeck running in Chrome to notify me about new emails and replies on Twitter. The problem is, I usually have my phone right next to me as well for phone calls and text messages. For phone things that’s fine, but I end up having a notification on my phone and on my desktop for new tweets or emails. The Gmail notification will disappear on my phone once I check my email on my desktop, which is fantastic, but the Twitter notification will stay there until I dismiss it regardless of what application or website I use to read my tweets. This notification problem is only multiplied when you add a tablet to the mix. Instead of finding my multiple devices giving me increased productivity, I find that I’m dismissing notifications left and right instead of getting things done.
I have a Xoom tablet, Droid1 and Droid2. Some notifications I receive show up on all devices including whatever computer I am logged into. Notifications are unified on each device individually but now we need them unified across all devices and browsers.
Your website is how I make my shortlist. If your site isn’t mobile friendly or easy to search… I’m not shopping there.
Speaking of websites, having “Call for price” is a strike. If you’re getting in new inventory that’s fine but not your whole site.
More and more people are making purchasing decisions based on your website and not your sales pitch, tv advertisement, or newspaper ad. Advertising gets people to your website so make sure you have a website and that you have spent enough time and money on it. I recently made a similar decision based on a website.
The release of the latest in the Battlefield series is today. I am a huge fan of most of the Battlefield games and from testing the BF3 beta I will be spending some time playing BF3. I don’t know what it is about the Battlefield series but I spent a ton of time playing Battlefield 1942, Battlefield Vietnam, BF2 and BFBC2 over the years. Today this recruit is starting over at zero. See you on the battlefield!
I have always enjoyed Blindside and was able to attend their show at the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh on 9-7-11. These guys have been playing music since 1994 and have some great songs. This is “My Heart Escapes” from their latest album “With Shivering Hearts We Wait“.