• Banana Coin

    “The first environmentally friendly plantation in Laos which has released a utility token based on Ethereum, pegged to the export price of 1 kg of bananas”

    You might have heard of BitCoin, but have you heard of BananaCoin 🍌💰? Basically a start up is accepting payment in cryptocurrency (BitCoin, etc) in exchange for their tokens which they’ve named BananaCoin. They can then use that cryptocurrency to fund the development of their business. This process is called an initial coin offering or ICO.

    If you decide to cash out, you can sell your BananaCoin for the market price or for a kg of Lady Finger bananas. Clearly a win-win scenario.

  • Google's material design colour tool

    Handy colour tool (or color as they say in the US) from Google’s Material Design system. Basically you can choose a main / background colour and a complimentary highlight / foreground colour and see what the colours look like in various layouts.

    Plus it does all the accessibility testing for you. 👍

  • “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.” (Warren Buffet, 💰)

  • The Dropbox guide designed by Ueno sort of mimics the feel of a printed manual. I like how it is more like a quick start guide that also has links to other support articles. That way you can still get the help you need without having to include everything in the guides.

    Ueno won a few awards for the design. I agree that it’s easy to use and works well on desktop and mobile.

    I also like the feedback buttons at the bottom of each article so they know what is working and what isn’t.

  • Nintendo’s new Labo reminds me of the DIY science kits that were popular when I was young. You could make your own radio or a door bell using a little toolkit that came with instructions and everything you needed.

    Labo is similar except it’s for making your own toys. And those toys integrate with Nintendo Switch’s controllers, screens so you can interact with them in some cool ways. For example, you can build a fishing rod, connect it to a Switch controller, and then catch fish on your Switch screen.