“When I use an iPhone and an Android phone at the same time, I often find that apps from the same company look a lot different on these two platforms – the ones on Android usually look much worse,” Android Gripes writes.
MacDailyNews Note: In the full article, Android Gripes provides screenshots of a couple of examples.
“Since the apps of interest are [each] from the same company, they should have the same user interface standard, even if the iPhone versions and the Android versions are developed by different people,” Android Gripes writes. “But why do they look so different? Is it because iPhone developers are better at user interface design? Is it because the iPhone development environment is better than the Android’s? Is it because iPhone users care more about user interface? Or is it because Android itself implants the ignorance of beauty, usability and focus on details into the community at the first place?”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Perhaps the developers, consciously or subconsciously, put the extra effort into the versions they know will have a much better chance of generating revenue? After all, you can’t make a living off a user base that consists of cheapskate BOGOF pigeons, elderly Consumer Reports subscribers, and pseudo-freetards.
[Attribution: Daring Fireball. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MrMcLargeHuge” for the heads up.]