“While many of us eagerly await the release of iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, what’s typically more important than interface improvements, or organizational tools and other gizmos, are the killer apps that can be run atop of each OS,” E. Werner Reschke writes for TGAAP.
“Apple missed the boat in the late 80’s and early 90’s failing to court developers onto the Mac platform,” Reschke writes. “In 2007 Apple almost made that same mistake until developers screamed loud enough that an SDK for iOS was developed — the rest is history.”
“Windows 95 didn’t boom because of a Start menu and all the third party apps available, rather, it was Microsoft’s own apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook) leading the charge. When OS X made its debut, Apple didn’t just launch a naked OS, there was Safari and Mail, quickly followed up with the iLife suite. When iOS was born, Apple loaded the phone with 20 or so wonderful apps, making any iOS device work well right out of the box,” Reschke writes. “As we wait for the next versions of OS X and iOS, the real key to their continued success is the continued development of killer apps by Apple.”
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