ownCloud: Could This Become An Ecosystem’s “File Stream”?

TechCrunch writer Scott Merrill dubbed ownCloud an “Open Source Dropbox”. As such, installed on your own computer, I imagine that, extended the right way, it could create and maintain a “File Stream” for your ecosystem of devices, keeping a “most recently used” list of files, all easily available on any device, making it easier to work or play seamlessly as you switch devices throughout your daily life.

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Incoming Calls Shouldn’t Interrupt Video Recording on Smartphones

Possible interaction flows: Incoming call during video recording. With the headset and/or the watch connected, the phone may even optionally not show its notification so as not to occlude the recording. Alternatively, we might leave the banner there to keep the locus of users' attention on the phone while they interact with the notification.

iOS 5 & 6.1 and Android (to 4.1) interrupt users’ video recording when calls come in, where webOS v2.2.3 and Windows Phone 7.5 wait until users answer the call. UX lessons about prioritizing users, flexible multi-tasking, and better notifications.

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User Experience of Ecosystems

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Ecosystems should be considered in terms of UX and actively designed as a whole to be user-focused. Our separate devices, software, services, data, and content should work together in personal digital infrastructure (PDI) enabling effortless access and seamless interoperability throughout it.

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