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Money-related apps most crash-prone

Iphone Dead End

A new to me survey company, SmartBeat, recently conducted a survey into smartphone app crashes in the first half of 2019.

I don’t have any regular crashes, and hardly even irregular crashes on my Android phone, so I find it very surprising that nearly half the sample reports weekly crashes, and on top of that certain genres of apps crash daily! Do any of my readers have such troubles?

Here’s an iPhone that has crashed into the pavement…

Research results

Q1: Do you experience app crashes once a week or more? (Sample size=720)

Yes
This survey, 2019 H1 (to SQs) 45.4%
2018 H2 32.7%
2018 H1 42.9%

Q1SQ1: Which genres of apps do you experience almost daily crashes?

QR code payment app 42.4%
Financial app 34.2%
Leisure, sports training app 30.0%
Lifestyle (physical shop) app 26.1%
Online shopping app 18.1%
Tool (camera, calculator, calendar, etc) app 13.1%
News, weather, magazine app 10.9%
Entertainment (video, music, books, etc) app 10.0%
Game app 9.9%
Messaging, email, SNS app 7.3%

Q1SQ2: For the following genres of apps, if you experience a crash do you never use the app again?

Financial app 13.7%
Leisure, sports training app 12.5%
News, weather, magazine app 10.0%
Lifestyle (physical shop) app 9.4%
Game app 8.1%
QR code payment app 7.8%
Entertainment (video, music, books, etc) app 6.9%
Online shopping app 5.9%
Tool (camera, calculator, calendar, etc) app 4.2%
Messaging, email, SNS app 2.7%

Demographics

Between the 27th of June and the 4th of July 2019 720 members of their monitor group agreed between 10 and 69 years old completed a private internet-based survey. The results were then weighted according to national age and sex statistics.

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Flavors of Japan – 奥深き日本の食文化を召し上がれ

世界中の人々から愛され、その心(と胃袋)をしっかりと掴んで話さない日本食。その奥深く、豊かな世界を紹介する「

「食」はある国の文化や習慣、歴史、伝統、現在そして未来までもを知る上で、様々な役割を果たしています。Flavors of Japan では、そばうどんといった身近な日本食がどのようにして生まれたのか、その歴史や背景を学んだり、精進料理に込められたメッセージ(それぞれの器に盛られた料理毎に意味があり、参詣の道案内や修行の名所、拝所を表しています)や、宇宙での「地産地消」を目指す JAXA 主導の未来の食の姿に触れることができます。さらに浮世絵漫画に描かれた食のシーンから、食事が果たしてきた役割を再考したり、日本の台所として知られる大阪の屋台を巡ったり、また、300 軒もの飲み屋が軒を連ね、何世代にも渡って文化や芸術を育んできたゴールデン街を探索したりできます。お腹が空いてきたでしょう?

日本食の世界を探検するには、Google Arts and Culture のサイトにアクセスするか、Google Arts & Culture アプリ (Android / iOS) をダウンロードしてください。お腹いっぱいになるまで、日本食の世界を ”召し上がれ” 。

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Flavor of Japan – 奥深き日本の食文化を召し上がれ

世界中の人々から愛され、その心(と胃袋)をしっかりと掴んで話さない日本食。その奥深く、豊かな世界を紹介する「

「食」はある国の文化や習慣、歴史、伝統、現在そして未来までもを知る上で、様々な役割を果たしています。Flavors of Japan では、そばうどんといった身近な日本食がどのようにして生まれたのか、その歴史や背景を学んだり、精進料理に込められたメッセージ(それぞれの器に盛られた料理毎に意味があり、参詣の道案内や修行の名所、拝所を表しています)や、宇宙での「地産地消」を目指す JAXA 主導の未来の食の姿に触れることができます。さらに浮世絵漫画に描かれた食のシーンから、食事が果たしてきた役割を再考したり、日本の台所として知られる大阪の屋台を巡ったり、また、300 軒もの飲み屋が軒を連ね、何世代にも渡って文化や芸術を育んできたゴールデン街を探索したりできます。お腹が空いてきたでしょう?

日本食の世界を探検するには、Google Arts and Culture のサイトにアクセスするか、Google Arts & Culture アプリ (Android / iOS) をダウンロードしてください。お腹いっぱいになるまで、日本食の世界を ”召し上がれ” 。

Posted by エリザベス カロット, プログラム マネージャー
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FDA says Juul ‘ignored the law’ and warns it may take action

The Food and Drug Administration has put vaping giant Juul on notice with a pair of letters calling out the company for misleading statements about its products and ongoing targeting of teens. It is demanding written answers to a boatload of pertinent questions and expects Juul to respond within two weeks or risk “even more aggressive action” by regulators.

The specific claims being disputed by the FDA have to do with Juul positioning itself as a smoking cessation product. Now, it may be obvious anecdotally that vaping is a good way to wean yourself off smoking. But unlike nicotine patches and other products, there isn’t a lot of documentation on the complete risk associated with vaping — and with several people dead of vape lung, there would seem to be some worth considering.

“Companies must demonstrate with scientific evidence that their specific product does in fact pose less risk or is less harmful,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless in a news release. “Juul has ignored the law, and very concerningly, has made some of these statements in school to our nation’s youth.”

Juul was reportedly directly targeting social media channels frequented by young people and, “despite commitments JUUL has made to address this epidemic, JUUL products continue to represent a significant proportion of the overall use of ENDS products by children. Some of this youth use appears to have been a direct result of JUUL’s product design and promotional activities and outreach efforts.”

In a recent congressional hearing about the risk of “electronic nicotine delivery systems,” or ENDS, evidence was presented that a …continue reading