Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Apple When Apple announced its iAd mobile advertising initiative, many of us wondered how this would effect other mobile advertising agencies on the iPhone, and more specifically, Google's AdMob. Well, now we know: Apple has revised its iOS developer agreement to specifically lock out Google's AdMod. And then people wonder why Apple is no longer the darling of the geek world.
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by Moochman on Wed 9th Jun 2010 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ...."
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Oh I appreciate how important that is. I just don't class "taking a product and making it prettier and/or easier to use" as innovation.

Innovation is leaps-forward in technology, not taking existing technology and re-designing the front-end.

Obviously I'm not tarnishing all of Apple's developments as being like this.


Actually most of what Apple does is exactly what you describe. But it is not tarnishing anything by admitting that, because it is still innovation.

The benefits of good user interface design are sometimes difficult to quantify, but you must admit there is a big difference between simply incorporating a technology like touch-screens, and finding a way to make them natural, fluid, and fun to use. There is a great deal of ingenuity involved in designing a product that--purely from a user experience perspective--is able to make a user want to use it rather than feel obligated to use it. How is that not innovation?

Edited 2010-06-09 21:34 UTC

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