There are so few stylish geeks I know. In fact, I only know one. Now, I mean stylish in the sense of fashion. How many times do you see an app demo or an introductory video by a tech genius who you know is obviously wealthy but they look so drab in the…
How to fix Fatal error: Call to undefined function: imagecreate() issues
While working on the new Kwirkly website. I had challenges resizing portfolio images using the imagecreate() function of PHP. I kept getting the “Fatal error: Call to undefiined function: imagecreate() ” notice.
The biggest mistake we made as a company was betting too much on HTML5. While building native apps that were basically just a wrapper for the mobile web standard let it experiment quickly, it made the apps run way too slow. We burnt two years.
Two quick notes:
This seems to be not about HTML5 as a whole, but specifically about Android. And the Android 2.x default browser is just not very good. I wouldn’t want to create a cutting-edge HTML5 app on Android 2.
You can’t use the web to emulate native. You should use the web in a webby way. Which I guess means a simpler interface with less flourishes.
When I’m introspective about the last few years I think the biggest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native… because it just wasn’t there. And it’s not that HTML5 is bad. I’m actually, on long-term, really excited about it. One of the things that’s interesting is we actually have more people on a daily basis using mobile Web Facebook than we have using our iOS or Android apps combined. So mobile Web is a big thing for us.
This song fills me with such joy every time I listen to it. In fact, I desperately need to find the sheet music so that I can play at least a simplified version. It is really just amazing how well Dario Marianelli and Jack Liebeck are able to fill something with so much emotion.