We’re releasing it now because it’s done.Facebook Chief Technology Officer Bret Taylor • Explaining why the company is finally releasing their iPad app now, a full year and a half after the release of the iPad, and (reportedly) months after the developer finally completed it. (He quit and the app got leaked months ago.) Anyway … the Facebook app just hit the App Store. We just installed it ourselves. Check it out!
That’s why it’s only natural that today’s more tech-savvy educators are recognising the potential of using games as a teaching device in their classrooms.Ntombezinhle Modiselle, a South African teacher • Defending the use of technology in the classroom. This teacher is trying to recognize the fact that “today’s learners are the gamer generation.” We kinda think that the Atlanta teacher using “Angry Birds” to teach velocity and acceleration might be taking it a little far, though. What’s next, urban planning through “SimCity”? (OK, OK, you’re right, that’s actually a good idea) World War II history through “Call of Duty”? Statistics through one of the “Final Fantasy” games? source (via • follow)
Developers have told us that they’d like more guidance from us about the best opportunities to build on Twitter. More specifically, developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no.Twitter platform team leader Ryan Sarver • Revealing that the company, which built itself on the back of third-party clients, will no longer allow new ones to crop up. However, the ones there can still operate – well, that is, as long as they uphold high standards set by the company. Hear that? That’s the chirp of a bird that got really arrogant after it learned how to fly. We’re sorry – third-party clients basically built this platform and for Twitter to change the game now seems completely uncool. source (via • follow)