…which anyone can take and put on a mobile device. Amazon has done just that with their Kindle devices.
GMS, Google Mobile Services, which provides "a wealth of APIs and system services", including Google Maps, location, in-app purchasing, as well as a lot of the standard apps on Android devices, including Search, Gmail, Chrome, Maps, and so on. You can't fork this, your device must pass Google approval to use GMS, and it costs an estimated $ 0.75 per device. …
…saves it on Instapaper's cloud servers (or, optionally, sends it straight to your Kindle reading device).
I love the iPhone version of the app and I use it a lot when I'm standing in line at the grocery store or killing time in between other activities. I use the iPad version for longer, more intense reading sessions at home. My favorite feature: tilt-scrolling, which uses the accelerometer in the iPhone/iPad to scroll the text up or down, depending on which way you tilt the …
…longer. I'm going to release both this book and Rails As She Is Spoke in Kindle format for sure, but format remains a maybe, and I'm not sure how many of my other books will also get converted. Anyway, As A Disservice is 122 pages long, it's aimed for newbie to intermediate devs, and it's $ 23 only $ 17 for a limited time (launch price).
To buy Software As A Disservice: Fixing A Broken Rails App for its launch sale price of $ …
With all that said, ultimately you'll have to be the judge on whether the book actually delivers - hope you learn a useful thing or two as well! Speaking of which, do check it out, and if you do, please leave a review!
HPBN on O'Reilly ( Kindle, )
HPBN on Store
HPBN on Atlas ( online version)
…it, so a user can return to the same point they reached earlier. (The way Netflix and Kindle do for movies and books respectively.) On top of this, I also wanted a music player that showed me the full title and album for a track without truncating it or scrolling it leisurely into view; group by album as the default (as the album for a podcast or radio series tends to be the important thing, rather than the artist). Other desirables features: a slider for scrubbing through a track, while being …
"REMOTE: Not Required" at 800-CEO-READ
The book is planned for release on October 29th, 2013. eBook versions ( Kindle,, iBook, etc.) will be available for pre-order shortly, too. It's up to the book stores to decide when these go live.
If you want to know more about some of the topics covered in REMOTE , here's a recent interview I did with Quartz .
You can get an ePub or Kindle version of the book at .
I've written about the writing process for this book previously (and why it's taken so long to get out). I especially want to thank my co-author Bear Bibeault who worked hard to get this book out the door.
One question that I've been asked recently: "How relevant is this book to writingin 2012?" I think it's still exceedingly relevant. This book has two major …
…, which means a lot of people might not have been able to buy it. I haven't made the Kindle version available yet; it's only right now.
The book's made $ 11,009.30 so far. I sold 309 copies.
Yesterday I downloaded some sales history from PayPal, and tonight I plugged my sales numbers into a quickscript to produce a bar chart of daily sales.
Here's what it looks like from a distance:
Check out the gist to zoom in and see the chart in detail. …
Top of my list for next year (already purchased and downloaded onto my Kindle) is The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager (2012) by Daniel Mezick . Do you confront culture and mindset head-on, or regard them as something emergent? That has been a favourite conversation topic on and in conference bars and I'm really looking forward to reading 's take on this.