Gideon B

Gideon B

Designer at Group Thought Joined about 10 years ago

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  • Posted to Any rock climbers out there?, Jun 24, 2017

    I have used Strava for biking -- it's popular with DH bikers and really competitive where I live. I feel like this would have a similar appeal. Don't overlook the social aspect and the outdoor aspect. The best parts of Strava are finding new trails in a zone you thought you knew and competing for the top spot on a trail.

    On that same note -- is phone GPS accurate enough to track the climb position? If so, wouldn't it be possible to do something similar for outdoor climbing without the need for hardware?

    You have probably already thought of this but you should get in touch with the organizations that run bouldering and climbing contests. I remember doing those as a kid -- in the qualifier round you would keep track of every climb with pen and paper. Those contests would need less volunteers if the climb tracking was automated.

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  • Posted to Inside Design at OpenTable, Nov 19, 2015

    That's cool, I didn't realize Thor was doing UX design at OpenTable.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Epicurrence 2016, Nov 11, 2015

    It seems like the all best scroll effects cause browser lag. This isn't a criticism of this site - I'm not even sure these effects are possible without some scroll lag. This site is on a whole new level.

    I am wondering -- has anyone has found a catalog of all the parallax hardware acceleration tricks and the performance cost of different effects? That would be a really valuable resource.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Product Hunt vs App Store - which is better?, in reply to Andre Weier , Sep 09, 2015

    pass referrer or param data into the app

    App store analytics helps, but you still can't pass referrer or param data into the app. You can use the tools Apple provides, but you cannot use 3rd party tools or run your own analysis.

    I wish so hard you could.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Product Hunt vs App Store - which is better?, in reply to Olivier F , Sep 08, 2015

    None of those will do it. The app store doesn't let you pass referrer or param data into the app, in order to track where people came from and tie that source to the user id. Google Play let's you do it, but Apple does not. It's an ongoing problem for app developers. Analytics companies have built whole businesses out of it.

    As far as I know, Tapstream has the best system to determine the source of an app download.

    I wrote a really long article about this a few months ago, when Attribution decided we wouldn't support iOS for this reason.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: How do you make user feedback a part of your workflow?, Dec 20, 2014

    I do sales. Seriously, most of the feedback I get on comes in the first sales call, zopim session, or email. Usually people just have one thing to say - one thing that struck them or something they didn't like. I rarely get in-depth feedback from customers, unless they are friends or designers.

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