It’s this sort of minute attention to detail that makes a huge different to usability and user experience. I read an article some time ago about the differences between UI animation in iOS vs Android, and it’s small, pixel-perfect details that really do make a difference, and result in iOS feeling much more natural than Android.

I have an RSS app on my Mac that periodically checks for new posts and scrolls to the top when new posts arrive. It’s very annoying in everyday use, and stops me using the app. I could turn-off automatic checking, but why should I have to – I want it to check regularly. Surely the software developer should think about this, not the user:

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