ios 7 – expectations.
Most of my concerns and changes that I would wish to see in iOS 7. Fraser has pretty much nailed it in his post. As much as these are his concerns these are concerns of the entire iOS user community as well. I would like to add that Apple should give a set of gestures like swipe left, right, up, on any screen (app or home) to do a set of user customizable actions like switching back to a previously open app, open contacts/any user preferred app instantly, change(turn wifi or 3g on/off) settings instantly etc. This would help improve the usability on the iPhone. Getting to turn the data on/off is so deeply buried, its down right annoying now and so is switching to the previous open app with double tap to get the multitasking bar and then switching.
Now, I entirely understand that the LinkedIn business model is to sell my CV to recruiters, not give me useful tools to manage my network. I also understand that all the mediocre me-too news-aggregation is a way to try to get me to spend more time on the site, rather than visiting every month or two. But really, it needs to get the basics right. It needs to give me useful tools. Right now it’s a not-very-good CV database with an interface that would be second-rate a decade ago, that I have no reason to stick with if something remotely, you know, useful came along.
So, Reid Hoffman is a genius, with a great vision. I just wish he’d join LinkedIn, and implement some of it.
Looks like Ben and I have a very similar stand on linkedin. I do share his annoyances as well.But i have another point to add. Interesting thing here to notice is that I am a recruiter and he is not. But none the less we both have a very similar thought at where linkedin is heading. Simply put they are loosing focus in terms of what they intented to do and where they are headed.
When I joined, Linkedin was a professional netowrking site, now it seems more of a job portal targeted towards recruiters, As a premium user (yeah my company pays for it), I defninetely get benefits out of the way Linkedin is heading, but i doubt whether on the long run i would get much benefit at all. Professionals signed up on linkedin for the want/need of newtorking with similar like minded people and have conversations and discussions with industry experts in their industry of choice, not looking for a job or a career move. Jobs and career opportunities were not the core reason why they joined.
Linkedin is slowly pushing for more of Job Opportunities and less of networking on their site because recruiters are willing to pay to get connections/one to one interactions with professionals. That is where the money lies for them. Very valid, but what happens to professionals who are not seeking opportunities? The constant emails and connection requests are going to annoy other industry professionals. Soon either they will disable their accounts or delete them and move else where. Over the past couple of years i see a lot more recruiters joining LinkedIn than other industry professionals, which in my opinion isn’t good for recruiters in the long term.
Was that all they could come up with ? No NFC ? There is a lot of scope for Samsung to think and grow. Remember the Mac vs Pc ads. At least some thing of that sort would be nice. The other thing that’s lame is smelling the phone for Ribs ?? Kidding me? I am not Dumb. May be Samsung Customers are dumb to buy one on that one. Samsung galaxy S4 commercial is funny for sure, not sure it adds value to their business though.
I haven’t used it yet, but it will only be wise to link to Feed Wrangler for the majority of people showing up here in search of alternatives to Google Reader.
I heard of feed wrangler a few days back from Shawn blanc and I was curious to find out more about it and read this review of it by Viticci.
From the review, Feed Wrangler does feel like it is robust and has been built to last with a business model. You should read the review by Viticci if you are looking for an alternative for Google Reader.
For me though, i would prefer to run my servers and will be switching to Fever shortly.