Windows 8 app developers will have to work harder to convert people to dumb down for Metro
Wikipedia Windows 8 Metro
Four months since the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, most of the Metro apps available on the Windows 8 Store are nothing more than page turning.
If you want to browse the pages of a magazine, Metro apps are for you. Otherwise, Metro apps are the antithesis of the Web 2.0 experience. With the world poised to be in the Semantic Web of Web.3.0 Microsoft is not delivering on the promise. Continue reading →
iPad Report Card – applications I can live with and without
Twitteriffic on the iPad
The big question remains – is the Apple iPad worth $800? It doesn’t hit my $400 sweet spot for a “computer as toaster oven” but I won’t give up mine. Around this house people are always taking it which is a vote for fun and usability.
Until the competition ships something at 60% of the iPads price with an identical feature set, the iPad will outsell sellout any tablet.
It’s just so handy to check Twitter, Facebook and surf the web on the little thing. It turns on instantly and you can pretty well do what you want where ever you are. Instant on is so handy that I can forget to turn on my desktop computer and still feel connected. The iPad is not meant to replace computers since it’s a device to consume not create content Continue reading →