While working on Find&Save‘s Cash Dash Inbox feature which is built using React Native I started the node packager and launched the app into SIM but got this error as soon as the app attempted to load the bundle:
TypeError: Cannot read property 'root' of null
Turns out the issue was an outdated watchman. Ok so off to brew update
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A year ago at Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal and following suit I added SSL support to aroundairports.com and a few days ago I received an renewal email from GoDaddy for the cert. I recalled setting SSL up on AppEngine was a royal PITA and aligning the stars just so took several hours over a few days spelunking around the web to piece together the right steps. So this year I couldn’t quire recall all of the details though I had written a few key pieces of information down which really helped.
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In November ’14 the Wanderful Media team launched a new feature within our Find&Save mobile apps called Cash Dash, a geographically targeted offer platform giving retailers the opportunity to reach consumers at key locations while out shopping. Using location aware features on iOS and Android the platform is able to suggest offers while users are out-and-about shopping. Leveraging our data on hundreds of retailers and hundreds of thousands of retailer locations as well as shopping malls all across the U.S. the platform provides retailers a rich ability to reach consumers at or near their stores with customized messaging and unique offers to help draw them in.
Continue reading Platform for Retailers Targeted Local Deals and Notifications
Logged under “want to remember this for later” dept.:
Thanks to this thread for the tip.
I’ve ran into this error while trying to enable debugging via Chrome using React Native v0.4.3:
/Users/strefethen/github/iPhoneGeo/Pods/React/packager/launchChromeDevTools.applescript:686:689: script error: Expected class name but found property. (-2741)
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My team at Wanderful Media has been hard at work on our latest update to our Find&Save iPhone application which we recently pushed to the AppStore and is now available for download. We took a fresh approach to the app’s design focusing on improving user engagement and making finding local sales quick and easy.
Continue reading Find&Save iPhone Application Gets a Facelift
My request to Apple on the camera icon on the iOS Lock Screen:
The camera icon on the iOS lock screen is to a child like a Fart Gun from Despicable Me 2 which is to say they can’t stop using it.
Please, make it an option.
If you have young children you can likely relate, if not you should really see the movie it’s quite funny.
But seriously. Can we get an option here?
I’d prefer not to repeatedly have dozens of blurry, pictures of the carpet, couch, floor, ceiling, siblings, goofy faces, all variety of inanimate objects and alas things which shall remain nameless streaming to all my other iDevices let alone getting shared on the big screen via Apple TV.
Seriously, an option. Please.
Found this to be a really interesting article on some sleuthing regarding how Netflix recommendations work and a peek inside some of the insights from their VP of Product.
How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic.
Found this quote from a data researcher at Microsoft interesting:
I don’t make decisions from my gut. I make decisions based on as much information as possible, and then I make them with the least emotion I can
Here is a list of WordPress plugins I’ve found useful:
While doing some SEO research this morning I ran the Google search pictured below…
Having spent considerable time building sites/businesses that rely on Adsense as part of their revenue stream I can think of a number of Google algorithmic penalties this ad/content ratio seems to violate.
Continue reading Google SERP Ignoring Ad to Content Ratio "Guidelines"