Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Mac OS X "Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.6 which which increases the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. What's also very important in this release is the introduction of the long-awaited Mac App Store with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store offers apps in a variety of categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews." Anyone else bothered by the incredibly shoddy user interface? What the heck is up with the entirely messed up placement of the titlebar widgets? If you ever needed proof the Mac OS X team has become a ghost town thanks to iOS, this is it.
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RE: App Store is good
by ivanzinho on Fri 7th Jan 2011 11:32 UTC in reply to "App Store is good"
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2009-04-05

Just look at the UI and you will instantly see it does not follow Apple's own UI guidelines.

Apple has been historically very focused on UI consistency across OS X and its apps, but not anymore. It's Apple themselves who are pushing the boundaries of those guidelines, and people are (as always) following on Apple's footsteps.

Some say it's for better, some say it's for worse.

I, personally, like to have a consistent UI across different apps.
It's not that developers aren't allowed to personalize and experiment with the user experience on their apps, but completely ignore the guidelines is something that should be avoided, IMO.

You can find more information here:
http://riscfuture.tumblr.com/post/2626504717/app-store-twitter-ui-f...

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