Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Oct 2009 18:00 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews In the past, OSNews' interview volume was quite a bit higher than it has been lately. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Eugenia and her husband last week, and she mentioned that we haven't done as many interviews, and that in the past they were always very popular. So I decided that I'm going to make it a personal priority to publish more interviews. I'd like to crowdsource the idea, and ask the OSNews community who they'd like to see us interview. Please let us know in the comments of this story who you'd like us to talk to, and what specific questions you'd like us to ask. Shoot for the moon. It's not as hard to get an email-based interview as you might think. Obviously OS-world luminaries will always be a priority, but feel free to recommend people from the larger tech community, or even geek-oriented popular culture.
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The guys (m/f) from madebysofa.com
by Jules on Thu 15th Oct 2009 22:38 UTC
Jules
Member since:
2007-01-30

My suggestion:
http://madebysofa.com
They're a small Amsterdam based company, focussing on good interface design for their own and (as consultants) for many other party products.

Checkout, their point of sale solution for the Mac was runner up for an Apple design award in 2008. Their other main title 'Versions' got first place in this year's competition in the main category (Mac OS X user experience).

Check out (no pun intended) their software and (very nice) website, as well as the product sites (checkoutapp.com and versionsapp.com), read the blog and decide if you agree with my suggestion.

Just send them an e-mail if you're interested, or - alternatively - feel free to ask me to do that for you, they might be busy ;)

What makes them interesting for OS news?
- They focus on good interfaces (not just pretty icons, but interaction design).
- They have purposely chosen to focus on one operating system (why)?
- They've obviously drawn the attention of a main OS vendor.
- They probably have some insightful opinion on their preference for BSD-type licensing of open source components.
- They make very interesting choices in web hosting.
- They have just unveiled and released a very user friendly platform for everyone using their app checkout to open and maintain a web store.
- Even the web based webstore manager app has an amazingling well done and thought through interface.

Edited 2009-10-15 22:48 UTC

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Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

Since we're talking Dutch Mac OS companies, how about following it up by an interview with the boys at mekentosj.com .

I'm very fond of their "Papers" app which allows you to manage scientific papers. I think it rightfully got the Apple Design Award for Best Scientific Computer Solution (2007).

They also have several apps on DNA/RNA sequencing, analysis, &c, but that isn't my field of expertise (though it is one of my fields of interest).

Since this has got all the hints of a shameless plug; I am in no way attached to this company, other than a customer who paid for his Papers licence.

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