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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RE: Usability != Consistency
by zima on Mon 18th Jun 2012 16:57 UTC in reply to "Usability != Consistency"
zima
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2005-07-06

Was WinAmp consistent with the windows UI? Nope, but it was very usable and a very popular music player.

It didn't really cease to be popular. On http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/ (sure, certainly not the most accurate, but it gives some idea) iTunes has 30%, Winamp 20% - quite comparable.
Plus it appears to be delineated geographically (which most likely also influences the Steam ranking) - iTunes dominant in some places, Winamp in others (from what I see, it is still widely used in the former Warsaw Pact for example)

And yeah, one can argue Winamp was consistent - with the UI of typical CD player; and afterwards with itself.

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