The Art of Apps
This is a new gallery showing on SoHo that displays beautiful apps designed for iOS. You can get The Verge’s full story at the source or watch the interviews at the video above.
The cloud’s time to shine
It’s time to start building web apps. Native apps nowadays only have a handful of advantages compared to web based alternatives, but with new APIs and technologies are being developed to make web development better, we should start moving our apps to the cloud. A web version of Flipboard and Sparrow would provide cross-platform and easy way to distribute your app, which I may point out are already web centric as it is. It is only through the collective actions of developers the web and the future can move forward, but being stuck in native iOS and Android development, you are not only depriving other users of using your service, but also doing double the work. The web is the future, let’s bring it forward now.
Frustrations with Google Chrome
I love Google Chrome. When it first came out I thought what better than a browser made by the dominant force of the web? It truly was as incredible as I imagined. And so far it has only got better, harboring the future of the web as the dominant system. But so far there have been a few frustrations. Mostly, the lack of guidelines and consistent approach to design and user experience.
Google Chrome’s extensions and apps all have icons with different sizes. Facebook’s is humongous, my custom Twitter looks way odd next to it. Even official icons like Springpad’s and Calculator’s, all together they seem rather disparate and unpleseant to the eyes. Also the extensions, which are rather garish looking with faux-3d elements, indulge in inconsistent behavior, and even when they are like iOS mini icons, they suffer from the same problem as the app icons.
I love Chrome, but this bothers me to no end.