I watch with increasing trepidation at the direction #Apple is taking its products. The most recent concern came yesterday from Bloomberg that #Apple intends to offer its software developers new libraries that will allow apps to serve both touchscreen interfaces like the iPhone as well as traditional… [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
“Write once, run everywhere” is the design philosophy behind Java and Node and a host of other programming environments, and for good reason.
Unsurprisingly, there has definitely been an intensifying meme from the commentariat that #Apple’s software is significantly worse than it has been before.
At the end of the day, the company’s strongest suit — the single quality that keeps its users, including me, coming back so consistently — is the company’s design sense.
News that the company is encouraging people to design for all devices at once is really an encouragement to get lazy around design, and will ultimately undermine one of #Apple’s key bulwarks against competition from Microsoft and Google.
It needs to keep its focus on where its products are differentiated — and that is in differentiated design, particularly in software.
Opinion… * Man-Made
Apple is delirious if it thinks that all of their devices can substitute as one. It needs to keep its focus on where its products are differentiated, and that is in differentiated design, particularly in software. #Apple #Trend