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Developing Minds Want to Know: Q&A with Martin Nilsson of Zinply

Nov 12, 2012

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APPO: What are the biggest technical constraints that exist today in the app sector?

MN: Zinply is a digital magazine subscription service, and it’s critical that we provide a high quality graphical experience across devices. One of the biggest challenges with Google Play is that with so many devices out there, we need to test across many devices to make sure that our graphics maintain high quality – no matter the screen size or resolution. Another challenge we’ve faced is that when we tested Google’s scaling architecture, (Density Independent Pixels) we found it could lead to unpredictable results. To address this, we implemented our own advanced system which gives us full control, as well as being able to scale independently. We wrote about the problem, as well as our solution in an article you can find here.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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