It’s a small thing, but it breeds deep suspicion. Mac OS dialogs always had “OK” buttons (capital O, capital K). Windows dialogs had “Ok” buttons (Capital O, lowercase k). “Ok” buttons in Mac/iOS software are a sign of a half-assed port, by someone who doesn’t really know the platform.
July 19, 2010
July 7, 2010
There are other App Farms we know of…. One example is Brighthouse Labs with 4568 Apps, all virtually worthless.
I have a hard time wrapping my head around that number. Nearly five thousand “apps”. Near as I can tell, it’s a solid 2% of the whole App Store. With an (optimistic) 5-day-per-app approval time, it would take Apple 86 years to approve them serially.
September 25, 2008
Even if Apple recommended cross-platform toolkits for Mac development, the basic premise of Mac software market would not change. Mac users bought the computer they did because they found the experience more appealing. Bringing an application across from Windows with minor tweaks simply won’t resonate with this sort of user.
And gives free advice,
Maybe the most important thing you will ever need to know about Mac development is this:
Mac users will generally favor an app with a better experience over the one with more features.
September 5, 2008
Do you know what the real difference is between a Mac and a PC?
It’s not just the OS. A platform always stands or falls on third-party development. The difference is that Mac software tends to be well designed, and Windows software tends to suck.
—Mike Lee, being “an elitist Mac-fan wanker”. Some interesting comments so far.