Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2012 14:02 UTC
Microsoft So, Microsoft Office for the iPad is supposedly coming, dressed in a Metro user interface. Fun, since running a fresh Metro application (like the XBox Live one) on the iPad accentuates just how outdated and archaic iOS really looks and feels next to Metro. An Android version is supposedly not in the works, but that's to be expected - Apple and Microsoft have long been best buds (although this is still a total and utter surprise to some, which is kind of precious in a Bambi's-first-steps kind of way).
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surprising indeed
by Poseidon on Tue 21st Feb 2012 14:16 UTC
Poseidon
Member since:
2009-10-31

I was surprised they released xbox live for ios, guess the world is coming to an end now with office.

Now on a serious note, metro interface? big blocks chunked together like a collage? No thanks I'll pass that interface.

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RE: surprising indeed
by pandronic on Tue 21st Feb 2012 14:55 in reply to "surprising indeed"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Well, I guess up to a point, design is a matter of personal preference. With that being said I think that Metro looks great, while iOS looks like it's made for a 3 year old. Apple's condescendence towards its users is showing especially in the UI design.

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RE[2]: surprising indeed
by JAlexoid on Tue 21st Feb 2012 15:07 in reply to "RE: surprising indeed"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Well, I guess up to a point, design is a matter of personal preference. With that being said I think that Metro looks like 1930ies posters and iOS is riddled with fake realisms.

/s

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RE[2]: surprising indeed
by leos on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 04:41 in reply to "RE: surprising indeed"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Apple's condescendence towards its users is showing especially in the UI design.


I see it differently. By not wasting my precious few inches of screen real estate, Apple is respecting that I actually want to use the thing for real work, and not just gawk at the 90 point title that wastes the top third of the screen.

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