A new digital service, called Ignite, will let carriers automatically add more apps to smartphones once they’ve been sold, and their owners won’t be able to stop it.
No one likes ‘bloatware,’ the apps and services pre-installed on Android smartphones and tablets by their manufacturers and by network operators. Not only do they eat into valuable on-board memory space, they may be unnecessary or, worse still, poor imitations of other apps — such as navigation, note taking or music streaming services — that owners actually do want to install and use. (more…)
There are lots of things to remember when designing an iPhone application. Such apps must be easy to use, delightful, quick as well as worthful for the client. Well, even a single user-interface mistake and an app can drop off its fame quicker than it took to download. (more…)