Thoughts on technology and innovation
Sig VanDamme, Founder
14 Days ago I went to Verizon and purchased a Droid Charge to replace my 3 year old iPhone 3G. I debated getting the iPhone 4 but I really wanted to try the Charge since I wanted a more open platform, tight Google Apps integration and the blazing 4G (LTE) speeds.
In the 14 days I had the phone I found that the Android platform had some really nice features that were better than comparable offerings found on the iPhone:
Today I returned the Charge to Verizon, paid a $35 restocking fee and purchased an iPhone 4. While I loved all of the above features, the Android phone and operating system was (in my opinion) nowhere near as refined as the iPhone. Why?
In the end my decision was less about the technology and more about the user experience. I felt that having a phone (even with some features that were not as powerful) that was stable and easy to use was more important. When using the iPhone I am not thinking of how to operate it - it is really just an extension of me and that really is the beauty of it.
The decision is similar to what we at NimbleUser strive to deliver every day - powerful, intuitive and nimble solutions that help the user do their jobs without getting bogged down in the technical minutia. Apple has kept its focus on the user experience and that made all the difference to me.