Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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RE[8]: To be fair
by JAlexoid on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:45 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: To be fair"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

Those "bubbled" numbers are called

Yes, by Apple. They also call your network operator a carrier, even if you selected British English.

Well, Android borrowed the badges, iOS borrowed the notifications.

Android has no badges. Unless it's another skin. iOS borrowed the notification drawer only(and they shouldn't have stopped there)

I think the problem is that you have no iOS experience.

Yeah... right.

Personally I don't think these feature should cause any confusing, certainly not on the long term and users prefer to have them.

And I said they were confusing? They are not complex, per se. They are misplaced. If you have your to-do app on another page, you'll have to move around between the screens to see if that app needs your attention. I don't know about you, but I have a lot of apps I use regularly that don't fit on my first page. Swiping to check if I have to open them is not simplicity of operation.

Everything complex is made up of simple things.

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RE[9]: To be fair
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:53 in reply to "RE[8]: To be fair"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You must have A LOT of apps you use regularly if you can't fit them all on one page. On my iPhone I have only 3 screens: the home screen which I left mostly like Apple made it, one screen with all my serious apps and one with games. In total I have 197 apps, which is far more than I would gave guess to be honest. I can't imagine you having so many regular apps that they wouldn't fit on one screen.

All my social apps are in the bar at the bottom in a folder, mail is at the bottom too. This is where most badges appear so they are always in sight.

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