Here it is, Apple is a UI friendly company. Regardless of your techo-religious cult fanaticism, I think we can all agree on that one single point. Now not having used a Google Droid device for any length of time, I can’t say for certain, but my impression of friends devices has always been something along the lines of: “Wow what a cool app…wish it kinda, sorta…looked as cool as it is.” well over here on Technology Review, Nikolai Sander points out exactly the trouble: “I just recently ported one of my apps to the android platform and was shocked when I learned the User Interface API. It is the worst UI library I have ever worked with.”
Google may be big, but I agree UI has never been a selling point in any of their applications. Hell all their other applications are free. Alas Droid devices are not. Nor are they as streamlined as the Apple counterpart, there are something like 5 different resolutions and aspect ratios across the Droid family….That’s like designing applications for the Browser…on a dedicated mobile device? Ouch! I don’t look forward to the day I attempt to make a Droid app look pretty. Something tells me I’m in for a loosing battle. That is, unless Google decides to step it up a notch. For the time being I’ll sit over here in the cool kids corner with my iPhone. After-all, it’s all I have left of my former Mac fan-boy legacy.
Tom Marra is an Interactive Developer for Ridgefield One.
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