With the iPhone the focus is the ‘platform’. And how we use it. Its funny, because when I look around various forums, the general consensus is that there is NO WAY that the iPhone could be a computer, it simply isn’t fast enough to run things like Word, iWork, Excel etc. Why do people have […]
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Time To Rip Up The Rulebook on Mobile Computing?

With the iPhone the focus is the ‘platform’. And how we use it. Its funny, because when I look around various forums, the general consensus is that there is NO WAY that the iPhone could be a computer, it simply isn’t fast enough to run things like Word, iWork, Excel etc. Why do people have this belief? Because we have all become accustomed to bloated, graphically-obese desktop applications. And so we naturally carry this image oveeditgridchoosemode1r to smartphones, imagining a tiny, miniaturized Adobe Photoshop, and all its menus and palettes and filters etc, and realizing what a disaster it would be.

NO. Think Different.

That’s an excerpt from a very good, and very thought-provoking short post called ‘The New Usability’ at the RMTWRKR:Moblog site.  Lots of good points to chew on in this post – starting with how mobile platforms, and mobile apps, need to be stripped down to get us all working more productively with them.

I think it will be very interesting to see how mobile apps start to live up to this challenge, not sure that very many do as yet.

Anyway, great weekend (or anytime) reading – check out the full article at:

The New Usability

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