03 last day of exhibit hall adventures at the acb 2014 convention 07-16-2014

This is the last day of interviews and demos. I start out by interviewing elegant insights, then I find sprint, and lastly I talk to a few amateur radio operators and learn about some new equipment for my baofeng uv5r. Join me for some last day fun filled adventures including some navigating to lunch.

Feedback is more then welcome on coverage of this year’s exhibit hall from the acb 2014 convention in Las Vegas, nv.

Looking at instacart

I take a look at instacart an app for iOS that allows delivery of your groceries from selected stores. These guys are expanding, so it might be in your area soon.

The app does need some accessibility work. I show this in the podcast. This podcast is designed mainly for the developers of instacart as I’m treating this as an audio version of a usability memo. Here are the key points I go over along with screen shots. This is after a bit on accessibility in ios.

  • I start out first by going over the main screen and its problems, or actually only 1 problem. There is an unlabeled button at the top left of the screen.
    picture of the main window
  • I then next search for a product and attempt to browse for it. As shown in the audio part of this the price never shows up.
    picture of the brows  window
  • I then show some search results. again this part is not usable.
    picture of some search results
  • I then end by stumbling on the main window. This is the only part I think that is usable for us.
    image of the main main screen

As seen, this app needs some improvement in terms of accessibility. A search on the applevis site will reveal some discussion on the app in question.

Any feedback on this blog post is helpful. I think I might have gotten the screenshots misaligned from the recording, but at least they will help a bit.

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05: banquet of-sws-regional-seminar-march-2013

We gear from our key note speaker and have a lot of fun at the banquet. The food could have been a lot better, but the fun and friendship were there, and in the end that’s what matters.
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