Sunday, March 09, 2008

Truth about usability (Apple, Google & your Company)

Apple Insider reports that "Google on Wednesday said it has seen 50 times more search requests coming from Apple iPhones than any other mobile handset -- a revelation so astonishing that the company originally suspected it had made an error culling its own data."

Using the internet on more traditional handhelds is pretty bad. Maybe this is the reason. Bruce from User>Driven posts
By putting a real browser and a usable input paradigm (in other words no more Blackberry 3 clicks for every 1 you'd normally have to make) in the iPhone, Apple has made the mobile net usable.

I found this on tumblr (created by Eric Burke)

Eric Schmidt Google CEO said
Google's architectural model around broadband and services and so forth plays very well to the powerful devices and services Apple is doing. We're a perfect back end to the problems that they're trying to solve. And they have very good judgment on user interface and people. They don't have this supercomputer I'm talking about, which is the data centers.

Did you know that on August 29, 2006 Apple® announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, was elected to Apple’s board of directors.

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