“The iPad is certainly the single most software-focused computer on the market. Apple emphatically makes this point with every step of the iPad’s design: it’s a picture frame for software. And like a real picture frame, if you take notice of the frame instead of the software then something’s definitely gone wrong somewhere. Either you’ve got a gaudy picture frame or you’ve got deathly dull kids who will probably make their living designing tax forms or standing outside telling people where they can’t park their cars,” Andy Ihnatko writes for Macworld.
“The iPad has been available for a few weeks now and I’m disappointed to find that one of my predictions seems to be coming true: the iPad won’t truly be ‘out’ for another few months, when developers have finally had enough time with a real iPad in their hands to design true iPad-focused apps,” Ihnatko writes. “Most of the freshman class seem to be either embiggened editions of iPhone hits or apps that bear the fingerprints of mouse-and-keyboard user interface design.”
Certain “problems are easy to spot, and easier to fix. You see a nail sticking up a little, you hammer it down,” Ihnatko writes.
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Ihnatko continues, “The bigger problem with the evolution of iPad software will be in developing the core philosophy. What is an iPad app? What sort of statement is the user making when he or she leaves the house with the intention of prosecuting the day’s goals with an iPad instead of a notebook?”
Full article – highly recommended – here.
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