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Metatext is a new Mastodon app for iPhone and iPad. You can follow the developers Metabolist at:

➡️ @metabolist

Metatext is FOSS and has just been released on the App Store:

You can find out more from the official developers' site at

#Metabolist #MetaText #Mastodon #Fediverse #Apps #FOSS #iPhone #iPad #iOS

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Matomo is free open source analytics software, a privacy-friendly Libre alternative to Google Analytics. You can follow at:

➡️ @Matomo

The official site is at

You can self-host it, or use paid-for third party hosting.

It is much better for privacy to use self-hosted analytics as data stays local. Google Analytics sends your users' data to Google.

#Matomo #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Analytics #Business #Privacy #SelfHosting #Productivity

I'm working on a website for an organisation which collaborates with First Nations people of . It's been fascinating to learn more about the history of Australians, in particular the diversity of their languages.

It's incredible to hear these different being spoken and revived in the communities they come from.

AIATSIS has some amazing videos, images, and articles about Aboriginal Australian culture, language and history:

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Check out @dsoft #Watomatic ... finally an auto-reply for Whatsapp so you can inform other people that you are no longer using it!

Bye bye whatsapp #fomo 👋

If you just leave #whatsapp then others will not be aware. They still see your contact appearing and can send messages (which will of course never be read).

Note: Soon the app will be availabe in #fdroid too.

In "Strict tracking protection" mode, now only lets cookies run on the site they originate from. That sounds like another level of online, and I'm all for it.

Came across this fantastic libre and open-source type foundry!
Quirky fonts galore!

Whenever I need a little reminder of the value of UX research and testing, I attempt to hunt down the "News" section on DeviantArt.

If I manage to find it (you won't find it via Google, on the mobile app or the mobile site), the comments by users about every new site update always bring up how the team have neglected to understand what's important to them and failed to prioritise effectively.

What used to be my favourite site as a teen is now a reminder of what happens without research.

Very excited to be kicking off a new research study with Logan Together! We'll be investigating how we can rebuild the organisation's website to support internal staff and external partners to help give kids in Logan a good start in life.

This article sums up why I made the change from WhatsApp to Signal, and why I encourage others to give it a whirl. Play your part in moving the world onto more ethical tech platforms:

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"Beware the paradox of having too much data and still wanting more. Lots of data may build your confidence in these assertions, but it also leads to spending too much time analyzing the data—analysis paralysis. One of the fatal flaws in our business is that we seem to shortchange analysis, never giving ourselves the time or tools to make sense of what we learn."

#design #UserReaserch

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A fascinating long read where the author argues that the monopoly of Big Tech is a greater threat to us than Surveillance Capitalism.

I'm pleased to say that my work and personal email accounts are now powered by 100% renewable energy thanks to 🙌

The "DO" card is bridging the worlds of technology, finance, and the environment to make customers aware of the CO2 emissions of their purchases. When customers reach their monthly limit, their transaction will be declined.

Its aim is to empower customers with the data and tools they need to reduce their carbon footprint, and is launching in Sweden.

I've been reading up on Google's Material Design and tried my hand at redesigning Signal's Android app to support background images in chats.

Check out the discussion on Reddit:

I've been reading up on Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and decided to have a go at redesigning Signal's iOS app to support background images in chats.

Today I've been learning about Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for iOS by recreating Signal's app design following Apple's standards, along with a few experimental UI tweaks of my own along the way.

A few screens from a community mobile website. The platform aimed to help families connect with their local community and find things to do, and improve access to support services services.

You can read the full process here, from discovery research through to usability testing, and see the prototype in action:

Addiction rehabilitation clinic website design 

Addiction rehabilitation clinic website design, completed at the start of the year.

A key challenge was conveying a feeling of hope and lightness to the site, to provide comfort and support to loved ones of addicts or addicts themselves accessing the site.

Live site:
(Designed for and maintained by Digital360)

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A Mastodon instance for and by people who make things!