Cross-Platform as a Red Flag

This should be a selling point, right? That an app works on every platform?

But whenever I see a line of icons like this, I just think, “Oh. So it’s a ‘web app’ masquerading as a native app. It’s running Google Chrome’s JavaScript engine under the hood, uses at least 2 GB of RAM no matter what you’re actually doing—or not doing—with it, and its UI has weird non-native quirks that make it a crappy experience on the Mac.

“Too bad.

“Looked cool.”

Incentives are powerful things. I wish there were better incentives for developers to write great native apps for the Mac. Alas… I’m not sure what those would be. 👨🏽‍💻🙇🏽‍♂️

Dan J @danj