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Gowalla: Thanks For Your Feedback (yes, even for the stuff you wrote in ALL CAPS)


Two days ago we released Gowalla 4 for all of our friends around the world. For those keeping score at home, the last 24-hours have been a bit rough for some of you, and we’ve been following the dialog in the comment feeds, on Twitter, etc. I’ve personally been trying to reply to as many of you as…

Gowalla: Day One!


Yesterday we turned the page on a new chapter for Gowalla. For our fans keeping score out there, the reaction has ranged from “The new Gowalla is the best thing ever!” to “I absolutely and utterly hate the new Gowalla with a passion reserved for spammers and ambulance chasers!” I’m happy to…

Gowalla: A New Gowalla


Nearly three years ago I sat on a beach at Lake Tahoe and watched as a large low-flying cloud hung above the lake, creating the backdrop for a beautiful weekend of solitude. As much as I enjoyed the time alone to clear my thoughts, I was overwhelmed with the desire to share this experience with…

Into The Forrst: On the Forrst invite system.


I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just launched a substantial update to Forrst’s invite system.

We’ve employed an invite-only model since the early days of the site with a nice degree of success; it’s helped keep the community highly-focused, and ensured that only developers and designers are…

Fontdeck Blog: Hyphenation arrives in Firefox and Safari


Pretty much the only forms of Western literature that don’t use hyphenation are children’s books and websites. Until now. Yesterday’s release of Firefox 6 and last month’s release of Safari 5.1 on OS X Lion mean that two browsers now support CSS 3 hyphenation.

Turning on hyphenation is…

Fontdeck Blog: Using OpenType font features with CSS 3: Part 1


The vast majority of fonts contain lowercase and uppercase alphabets, numerals, punctuation and accents. But there can be much more to fonts than this basic set of characters. Many professionally-designed fonts also contain ligatures, alternative characters, smallcaps, different kinds of numbers,…

Dribbble Blog: Go Pro!


We’re super excited today to announce the release of Dribbble Pro, a suite of extra features for existing players for just $19 USD per year.

In an earlier blog post, we outlined a roadmap for the future, noting that our next challenge was sustainability—adding revenue to keep up with the…

Dribbble Blog: Intramural NYC


Last Thursday night, Rich and I trekked down to Manhattan to attend a special Dribbble meetup hosted by our friends at Squarespace. When we arrived in SOHO, we quickly realized this wasn’t going to be just another meetup. The folks at Squarespace had designed a team competition: Renting a mini…

chpwn blog: Spire Proxy "FAQ"


Spire needs a proxy!? It’s useless!

As has been noted, my recently released tweak Spire requires a proxy and data from an iPhone 4S to operate. As the point of Spire is to get Siri on devices that aren’t the iPhone 4S, this might at first seem to imply that Spire is useless.

However, this…

chpwn blog: Carrier IQ is on iOS


Carrier IQ, the now infamous “rootkit” or “keylogger”, is not just for Android, Symbian, BlackBerry, and even webOS. In fact, up through and including iOS 5, Apple has included a copy of Carrier IQ on the iPhone. However, it does appears to be disabled along with diagnostics enabled on…