In this new blog series, Skookum’s Director of Development, Mark Flowers, shares a sampling of news stories that caught our attention last week. Check back every Monday for a quick rundown, in case you missed it.

Google's Accelerate Mobile Pages

Google has just released a new framework to fix one of the biggest problems with the mobile web, page load speeds. There is a massive pile of evidence that indicates most people won’t wait around when a web page takes too long to load. AMP’s main feature is caching through Google and other partners to speed up those page loads and limit 3rd party resource requests.

AppleTV Human Interface Guidelines

While it violates the NDA to talk in depth about the Apple TV before it’s released, Apple shared the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) for Apple TV. A few interesting points to pay attention to that will really differentiate these apps from phone and tablets apps:

“Create a shared experience. People often enjoy TV in a communal environment. Consider how your app can appeal to a group, as well as what happens if the user is a different person each time your app is launched.”

Light Camera

This new camera utilizes 16 lenses (with 10 firing simultaneously) to create incredible, high quality images in little to no light. This is known as multi-aperture imaging. This powerful technology rivals expensive DSLR cameras and is surprisingly slim. Pair this with Apple's acquisition of LinX Imaging (a company with similar technology) and this could be a preview of where all mobile phone cameras are heading.

Light Camera