Engineering Collaboration via Negotiation is a socio-technical group decision making activity.

The term ‘Socio-technical’ signifies mutual consideration of true integration / synergy between the social (teamwork) and the technical (task work) aspects of engineering activities. – Alistair Cockburn

Collaborative Engineering is a socially mediated technical activity.

Negotiation activity is best carried out by a co-construction process.

Android vs iPhone : Front End Dev

On Android phones, to set the initial page zoom level and disable the user controlled zoom, add the following code.

meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width; initial-scale=1.3; minimum-scale=1.3; maximum-scale=1.3;”/. Ensure that the scale have a min value of 1.3

For iPhone, add this code
meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width; initial-scale=1.0; maximum-scale=1.0; user-scalable=0;”/

Welcome Email from Android

Just received this nicely crafted email from the Android Team. I liked the way, the getting started video thumbnails were in-lined/embedded along with learn more and Android playlist on links, within this email. Only issue was that, this Email came 2 days late.

Welcome to Android!

Your new Android-powered phone has many cool and useful features. Learn more by clicking on the links to watch brief YouTube videos directly on your phone.

Once the video has started playing, press your phone’s menu key, select “More,” and then select “Watch in high quality” to view the video in higher resolution:

* Customize your Home Screen. Learn more.
* Use shortcuts, widgets, and folders. Learn more.
* Run multiple applications at the same time. Learn more.
* Use long press to quickly access more features. Learn more.
* Experience the web on your browser. Learn more.
* Search the web and your phone with Quick Search Box. Learn more.
* Keep in touch with friends and family with Contacts. Learn more.
* Get cool applications and games on Android Market. Learn more.

You can find all these videos and more on the Android 2.0 playlist at

The Android Team at Google

Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
We sent you this one-time welcome message because you recently purchased an Android-powered phone