Map and Monitor the World’s Freshwater Supply

"[Google is] proud to showcase a new platform enabling all countries to freely measure and monitor when and where water is changing: UN’s Water-Related Ecosystems, or sdg661.app. Released last week in Nairobi at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the app provides statistics for every country’s annual surface water (like lakes and rivers). It also shows … Continue reading Map and Monitor the World’s Freshwater Supply

Hinadan, a Mobile Game App For Apple by 82-Year-Old Developer Who Bought Her First Computer at 60

"It was easy because I have no one to care for me, whether it's good or bad," 83-year-old Masako Wakamiya said of building her first mobile app. In 2017, she launched Hinadan, a game aimed at elderly users...Wakamiya bought her first computer when she was approaching 60 -- mostly to keep up with friends while … Continue reading Hinadan, a Mobile Game App For Apple by 82-Year-Old Developer Who Bought Her First Computer at 60

Two Computing Revolutions, Exhibit R: Manipulating & Visualizing MASIE Sea Ice Data

Back in April 2018, I mentioned the idea of two computing revolutions: "There are two computer revolutions. One revolution is trying to abstract out the technology and present people with an easy, touch interface to accomplish specific tasks. Using your phone to take a picture, send a text message, post to social media, play YouTube … Continue reading Two Computing Revolutions, Exhibit R: Manipulating & Visualizing MASIE Sea Ice Data