Future with no apps

Donny Reynolds points out that apps on mobile phones have two major drawback: discoverability and delivery. Both aspects are possible setbacks to individual apps’ success and to the platform’s success as a whole.

The proposed solution is to provide streamed apps on demand.

But wait – isn’t that websites?

Attention to detail

I realize once more that Mac OS is the most beautifully designed operating system, with great attention to detail. Windows 8 might be more straightforward, but look at this example of the Mac App Store over at Little Big Details: Depending on the download progress of an app, the transparency of the icon changes! This is not necessary at all for proper functioning, but shows how much care they put in the product.