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cdevroe
cdevroe

@mikehaynes I can understand that. Ill try to cover this in my post - but i think i was willing to give up those few great apps for the overwhelming control i now have.

2018-01-10 5:53 pm
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mikehaynes
mikehaynes

@cdevroe I'd love well designed, simple RSS app like Reeder or, as you mentioned, a Twitter client like Tweetbot on Android. There just doesn't seem to be as much of a drive for great design beyond a basic adherance to Material from many apps.

2018-01-10 5:17 pm
mikehaynes
mikehaynes

@cdevroe I agree that many of the apps by major companies are just as good or better than on iOS. I think it's the smaller iOS focused developers that I miss and can't seem to find an equivalent for on Android.

2018-01-10 5:17 pm
tommy
tommy

@cdevroe Misunderstood your thread as a general prediction, not yourself switching to MS and Google. Sorry!

2018-01-10 5:11 pm
cdevroe
cdevroe

@mikehaynes For instance, there is no Tapbots, Panic, or Icon Factory on Android. That is a pity. But they only represent one or two apps I use daily on mobile. Google, MSFT, Spotify, FB, Slack... all great apps.

2018-01-10 4:58 pm
cdevroe
cdevroe

@mikehaynes In the past I had found the same thing. Recently, however, I'd say the vast majority of the apps I use either follow Material Design aesthetics or are great on their own. There are a few apps that aren't great that I use. But same on iOS.

2018-01-10 4:57 pm
mikehaynes
mikehaynes

@cdevroe As a side effect of this, I'd love to see more attention to the design of non-Google apps. The most painful part, in my opinion, of switching to Android is having substantially fewer high quality, well-designed apps than iOS.

2018-01-10 4:54 pm
cdevroe
cdevroe

@tommy I am not the tech press. I'm saying they are closer from my own experience purchased with my own money. What demographics matter more than others?

2018-01-10 4:27 pm
tommy
tommy

@cdevroe Surely, it’s interesting to watch but I think the notion of a head-to-head in hardware between MS, Google and Apple is a construct of the tech press. They are nowhere close in the demographics that matter.

2018-01-10 2:51 pm
cdevroe
cdevroe

@sumudu Most privacy issues relate more to the services and permissions we use than the platforms themselves. Apple seemingly cares more, but people can easily set their permissions to make that a nonstarter.

2018-01-10 2:31 pm
cdevroe
cdevroe

@tommy insightful rebuttal

2018-01-10 2:30 pm
tommy
tommy

@cdevroe I doubt it.

2018-01-10 9:41 am
sumudu
sumudu

@cdevroe how about privacy and security levels on those platforms in comparison to apple ?

2018-01-10 5:27 am
cdevroe
cdevroe

Prediction, lots of switchers this year. From iOS to Android. From macOS to Windows 10 w/ WSL.

Not because Apple is doing anything bad, necessarily, but because Google and Microsoft (and others) have caught up on hardware/software. Tighter race, w more options than ever.

2018-01-10 4:41 am