Archives For April 2012

I got some annoying app requests on Facebook from this one app. They came via friends that I know click on too many apps and games, so I ignored them. Yesterday I saw a post about this very app called Syn on the Dutch iPhoneclub, where it was deemed a spam app. Worse, somehow it had made it to the number one position in the paid top 10 of all apps, in spite of an average rating of 1 star (!). My first reaction was that the company behind the app, Falkor, inc┬ámust have hired some shady firm to boost downloads to get that high in the ranking. But so many people complained about spam, I thought let’s dig deeper and do some research.

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Yesterday I attended the Windows 8 app development event at Microsoft Silicon Valley. Funny for me to walk in with my iPhone and Macbook Pro. While Microsoft might not be considered cool anymore in the startup scene, they still serve a huge market on PC’s and laptops and more importantly, are coming up with new products that deserve developer attention, even in the startup world. And I got my first Windows Phone device, a Nokia Lumia 800 to test out.

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