Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Apr 2013 18:22 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows You can say what you will about Windows Phone and Windows 8's Metro interface (I refuse to drop that name) - it's inefficient, unpopular, cumbersome, beautiful, ugly, organised, clean, limiting - but there's one thing we can all agree on: it's unique and distinctive. CNet has published a profile of Microsoft's Albert Shum, the man behind Metro, and he highlights what I think is at the very core of Microsoft's problems in mobile right now.
Thread beginning with comment 558619
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Graphical Clutter
by ze_jerkface on Tue 16th Apr 2013 06:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Graphical Clutter"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

But iOS *is* confusing. Just like every other platform.


I've never heard a single person in the real world describe iOS as confusing. It has its issues but I certainly don't hear it described as "fucking stupid" like I have with Windows 8.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Graphical Clutter
by phoenix on Tue 16th Apr 2013 21:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Graphical Clutter"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Heh, you weren't at my house for the few months I had a 2nd Generation iPod Touch. Had iOS 3.something, upgraded a few times, had iOS 4.something when I finally gave up on it.

This was even before I had an Android device.

I cursed and swore at the thing almost non-stop trying to figure out how to manoeuvre around the interface. Every single app behaved differently, settings were strewn about in 2 or 3 different places (and in completely separate apps to boot!), switching apps was a pain, organising apps was a pain, and only having a single hardware button was frustrating beyond belief.

My wife spent even less time with it before giving up in frustration. She did call it stupid a few times, and many other choice words. ;)

Reply Parent Score: 2