Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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Amen
by Neolander on Mon 18th Jun 2012 16:56 UTC
Neolander
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2010-03-08

Amen to that article. I really don't want office suites and image editors to feature gesture-sensitive fluffy bunnies and animated paperclips, no matter how pretty that looks, I want something that works well, is easy to understand, and gets the job done. The problem, I guess, is that this is incompatible with the way software is developed nowadays.

In the mobile world, developers are treated like crap. They have to sell their work for a ridiculously low price, lose a third of that meager income to the OS vendor, and drown their hard work in the invisible depths of a unique vendor-controlled repository, from which it can be banned at any moment. In these conditions, no one wants to, nor is able to, develop quality software, and there is a shortage of good developers who have more interesting stuff to work on elsewhere.

Edited 2012-06-18 16:58 UTC

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