“Whisper has it that Google’s engineers are considering a ‘flat’ version of Android following Apple’s huge success with its own flat OS, iOS 7,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“Adoption of flat user interfaces simply follow historical precedent, in 2012 (shortly after the departure of iOS chief, Scott Forstall) ex-Apple staffer, Justin Maxwell, wrote: ‘So long, and thanks for all the wooden, scotch-taped, leather-stitched, linen-backed fish,'” Evans writes. “Maxwell is now the UX [User Experience] lead at Google.”
“While it is easy to consider it as Apple imitation, Google is simply following a need to de-clutter user interfaces. Apple may have hit the headlines when it fired Scott Forstall and went flat, but Microsoft and Google have also been working toward a cleaner look in the UI in recent years,” Evans writes. “Google’s apparent plan to deploy a flatter interface in its mobile OS should be seen as tacit approval for Apple’s work to put users at the center of the mobile experience.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]