The App Experience Series
December 29, 2010 § 2 Comments
Pretty much anywhere you look on the internet, you find all sorts of lists enumerating the top 10 iPhone Apps, Best Android Apps, etc. Sometimes they are targeted to a specific area and sometimes not, but regardless these lists are certainly chasing a moving target. The New York Times has been at it recently, not once, but twice in the same week (with both hanging around the most emailed lists well beyond their publication date). Even printed books of this ilk are popular fare though I suspect they are a bit stale even when hot off the press.
However, that is not to say that they don’t have value in pointing us to new applications and make us think of them in new ways, working to understand the nature of the appeal, what they do well and what they don’t. In short, we want to take a bit of inspiration here and start “The App Experience Series.” Sometimes we will take an app we love, sometimes one we hate, maybe even one we just want to rethink/redesign/reconceptualize and break it down in a post.
On those New York Times lists, I am particularly interested in digging into some of the productivity apps. Expect more very soon.