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Recommendation: Add an input box to the page where I can type in my email and receive a notification when the android app is available. By the time tomorrow comes I won't remember that Bento exists and I really want to try out your product.

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Yes, good point!

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Developer here. I'd like to receive some feedback on this side project I put together over a weekend. Any kind and not so kind words would be greatly appreciated.

The app is built using Meteor and it's very rough around the edges, but should work in most modern browsers. Firefox users will see some design issues but it should work.

Cheers! -Jg

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In my opinion, this would be a bad idea for both Tesla and Apple. I like Tesla, because I appreciate the effort Elon Musk puts into the company and I am betting that many others like Tesla because of him as well. In my eyes, Apple buying Tesla would be the equivalent of Apple buying Elon Musk and that would make the purchase of a Tesla vehicle much less attractive to me... But then again, if Apple can somehow speed up the price drop of electric vehicles by utilizing its massive overseas engineering machinery then I'd be totally wrong and buying a Tesla vehicle would be a much more attainable goal for many.

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> How accessible is Cron to people?

This is an excellent point. Cron has to be one of the most difficult pieces of software to use, and it shouldn't be. When I first heard of IFTTT, I thought it was a joke. I thought: "Who needs these services when I can just spin up a VPS somewhere, write a couple of scripts and get the data I want where I need it"... How silly of me. I don't think my mother would like to take VPS Setup 101, Scripting 101 and Sysadmin 101 in order to have recipes from one website show up in her mailbox every morning.

IFTTT and similar products helps productive people build bridges between services they use in order to further improve their productivity. No need to pay for a VPS, manage it, develop API interfaces, etc... It all makes sense... and if they're able to bring that simplicity to event handling in small devices, then that would be great.

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Are non-technical people really interested in scripting thing using IFTTT?

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They added a Surfline channel last October, so a whole slew of non-technical surfers have started using it to get surf alerts. Granted, that is just one audience, but it is something that people are using it for.

[Why Surfline doesn't provide alerts directly is another conversation]

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Yes.. us mortals want results. I personally don't care what script,API,recipe is used as long as the end result is the desired effect.

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Wrapbootstrap does not have the diversity in their 'components' category that I see in this link.

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I believe they intend for you to use them as building blocks. You can use their layouts to get your idea on the screen, then add additional CSS in order to 'make it your own'.

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I agree. The use of the Norton Secured badge made me quickly leave the site.

A possible solution:

There's a "Login with Amazon" service that may be what the developer needs to be using: http://login.amazon.com/

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According to one of the founders, "Login with Amazon" doesn't grant access to a user's Amazon account.[1] If they were using it, there would be no need to ask for users' passwords.

1: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8070310

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A/B testing showed that the Norton security badge is perceived positively. Does anyone have a different experience?

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I would guess that A/B testing against HN users would provide different results than the general population.

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I can't speak broadly, only from my personal reaction. I also left the site after seeing the Norton logo (and before reading the comments here), because it seemed completely misplaced. I associate Norton with cleaning my computer of badware, not of whether or not some just-launched service is treating my data securely.

Because it seemed out of place, it felt like it was an obvious tactic to bootstrap trust where there wasn't any. A better icon (for me) would have been a badge from your SSL provider, or even just some well designed lock icon.

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Very interesting point. The Norton batch is our SSL Batch (Symantec bought them or vice versa).

It seems like they need to do a better job of education users about that. I don't think they have a pure "Symantec SSL" batch anymore.

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Does anyone know if there's a similar video capture app for Android devices?

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I personally prefer to use Times New Roman.

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Using a serif font face for programming? You are a brave man.

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For the same reason you ride a roller coaster: For the thrill of the ride.

You also get to work for something you care about.

And yes, there's the possibility of high financial rewards, but that's unlikely.

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