Avishaan Sethi

SMS/Text Implementation Examples in iOS8

How various iOS apps implement SMS/Text based sharing. We consider the pros and cons of each.

When a requirement to be able to sms/text users in the address book of the user of an app is necessary there are different implementation methods that we see in various apps.
Here we consider how the user chooses the addresses to include in the sms/text message. We also consider the pros and cons of each option as well as look at a list . . .

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Posted in: ios8requirements

December 03, 2014

Terrible Uber Routing

Awful routing makes me wonder if I am being gouged by Uber in cities I am not familiar with.

I recently took a ride with Uber through SF, a city I am very familiar with. And the Uber app wanted to take the driver a completely unbelievable route that would have almost definitely cost me more. When looking at the route in Google we can see a much more reasonable route.

I can never trust Uber routing again.

Here are my problems with this:

  • It . . .

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November 05, 2014

A Look at a Lyft Bug

Discussing a bug in the Lyft app that potentially gets users rides at a lower 'prime time' multiplier.

I am a huge fan of pushing the limits when it comes to existing services. Lyft does just that. I recently stumbled across a 'bug' that may not actually be a bug in the typical software sense. However, from Lyft's perspective it may as well be a bug.

How-To Get a Lower Rate

You can get this cheaper rate by simply . . .

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October 15, 2014