Write The Smartphone Champ 4-27-12

April 27, 2012 in Write The Smartphone Champ by Hashim Fannin

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Drop dead, Orwellian invaders of everyone’s privacy(smartphones)!  Drop dead!

-Roy

Roy, that’s quite a sentiment there.  Yes, it is true that much of our private information is stored in smartphones.  However, you do have direct control over what you do or do not put into the phone.  In a world where it seems like every time you turn around, there’s an app that’s secretly stealing your information, I can understand how you feel.  It seems like every time I look up, there’s a fake app somewhere that’s really malware, and may be after your information.  In the end, it’s up to you to protect your information.  A person cannot steal what isn’t there.  They can’t invade your privacy, if nothing private is there to invade.  Just a little food for thought.

 

If the next iPhone doesn’t have a new UI, I’m done!  I am so sick of the app drawer Apple calls a home screen.  I have had each iPhone since the 3G, and I am really bored with it now.  It feels like I still have the same phone I bought a few years ago.  Come on Apple, get off your behinds and start innovating!

-Calvin

Calvin, I can fully understand why you might feel iOS’ UI is a bit boring.  Honestly, I agree with you.  The home screen in iOS is the equivalent of the app drawer in Android.  Personally, I require a bit more functionality from my phone than a static grid of icons.  My home screen is set up with two news widgets and a weather widget.  At a quick glance, I can know if there are any news developments in the tech world or the forex market, and I have a full weather forecast right there in front of me.  If I were using iOS, I’d have to open separate apps to obtain the same information I can get at a glance on my phone.  That said, iOS is not all bad.  Many people do not require much functionality in their phone, so iOS’ simplicity suits them well.  I have seen many Android owners who’s home screen only consists of a few app shortcuts on their screen.  So while iOS’ layout may not suit me well (or you from the sound of it), it does work well for many others.

 

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