A Very Web Developer Solution

A Very Web Developer Solution
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(guildbot) #1

Drew has some chair problems. Standing desks are discussed, which (of course) leads to a conversation about the future of iPads. Then, Joe discusses his new notes app solution.
Slack, built with Electron (https://slack.engineering/building-hybrid-applications-with-electron-dc67686de5fb)
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Joe’s Personal Discourse Theme (https://meta.discourse.org/t/joes-personal-discourse-theme/83342)
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Bear (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bear/id1016366447?mt=8&uo=4&at=1010l7cc&ct=wtw)

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(Wilson Ng) #2

I’ve been forcing myself to work on an ipad lately. Just trying to work my muscle memory to an iPad workflow. I’ve gotten so much muscle memory when working on a Mac and it’s a little difficult to readjust my work style. But I think it can be done.

I recently bought a new touch bar MacBook Pro. It took a while to get used to the new keyboard but I can manage. My daughters tried the keyboard and love it. They don’t have years of experience typing on the old mechanical switch keyboards and don’t have to unlearn old habits. It was easy for them to adjust. This got me thinking.

Maybe bloggers were so used to their old habits and would moan and groan about the new keyboard because it wasn’t the old familiar keyboards they grew up with. Or maybe it was just much ado about nothing. It was a system shock at first but everybody adjusts to the new keyboard. The only valid complaint about the new keyboard is the high risk of malfunctioning when bits of crud get under the keyboard. Hopefully a new design will fix that problem.

I’m so used to using Pages and Numbers on my Mac. Slowly getting up to speed with using it on my iPad. So it takes time to learn a new way to use my apps on the iPad.

I’m looking forward to that rumored Marzipan project where developers can develop apps that have the same code base. It was frustrating to see the iOS app lag behind its Mac counterpart. There are still a few features that OmniFocus for iOS doesn’t have the the Mac version has. It looks like Apple’s iWork suite for iOS is slowly starting to approach feature parity with the Mac suite. I look forward to see feature parity on Mac and iOS.

iOS has some growing pains but I suspect we’ll see iOS become an equal to MacOS and maybe even surpass it. MacOS is based on a solid UNIX foundation. But it’s not an Apple creation. iOS is Apple’s own creation that is customized to Apple specs. This is their chance to build their own OS based on new tech.

The web is universal but it can’t be easily crafted to take advantage of Apple hardware. We’ll see if a universal web app/site will win over a closed ecosystem based on iOS.