App Store Cleanup is Nice, but App Store Search is Still Broken

Update (10 December 2016): Three months after I originally posted this article, and one month after “old” apps would be forced to update by Apple, there is only a single change – the removal of Elixr. However, it seems the creator, Mobelux, pulled this app from the Google Play store as well, indicating that the […]

Cargo Cult App Store

Several months ago, Apple announced the new Apple TV, a long-awaited update for their TV puck. The new Apple TV finally allowed anyone to write apps for the device, which could be distributed through the App Store. Apple practically gave away prototype devices, and so I was quick to request one. I decided this would […]

Identification Please — Introducing Twenty One

Two weeks ago, I went over to Dogfish Head’s website to check the availability of their 20th anniversary beer. Before I could do anything, a familiar dialog appeared over the content of the website, forcing me to input my date of birth. I’ve seen these age gates (in the parlance of web developers) hundreds of times […]