Category Archives: Development

Designing Planet Lettra: ‘The big question is “why?”‘

Receiving the Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice award in January of this year for Planet Lettra—my first ever educational app, the product now of over 1200 hours of work and a one-person effort—was a great thrill and honour.  It is not an exclusive honour; over a hundred apps earned that award for “Excellence in Design” read more

the soundtrack of my life

Last year, one of my sons introduced me to Songza and I quickly fell in love with it.  My favorite playlists were “Walking On Sunshine” and “At An 80’s Prom”.   Since Songza was acquired, folded into Google Play and became more polluted with ads, however, I find I’m turning back to my own music read more

kicking my analytics habit

Before setting up this website and releasing Planet Lettra, I barely existed on the web.  Even now my presence is very modest.  This difference, however, is that the public interaction with that modest presence is highly quantified. Analytics are everywhere and I find it so compelling to stare at that data, slicing and dicing it by read more