Hockenberry on Choices and Designing Twitteriffic
Back before my iPhone was torn from me (sniffle) for the Round Robin, Twitteriffic was (and will be again) my mobile Twitter client of choice. Since TiPb has also been looking into App development and iPhone UI lately, this all added up to make Craig Hockenberry's post today on furbo.org especially interesting. Hockenberry talks about the importance of making choices in development, about what features to add and what to leave out, and perhaps most importantly to us, in variety of different approaches:
There will always be more than one way to solve a problem: a developer’s personal preferences will inevitably seep into the implementation. Having many choices for a Twitter client means that developers don’t need to create a “one size fits all” solution. In essence, users get to choose a developer whose preferences match their own.
If you're at all interested in a behind-the-curtains peak into what makes a good app great, be sure to read the whole article.
Also, let us know if you're currently using Twitterrific, if what he mentions was already obvious to you, or if you're using another Twitter client, what you're using and why you prefer it?