25 July 2012

Desktop Applications Again

PCWorld featured an article on changing habits of users of desktop, web, and smartphone software. Some quotes.

Cloud computing
"We had a thesis that people did not want to install software; that the cloud meant that people could use a browser to interact with software and would never have to install anything. We were completely wrong,” Jones says. “People love installing software"

The Web is out
No more Web-based applications: "But given what developers have discovered firsthand, we may see users clamor for native desktop apps, where they previously deemed Web apps to be sufficient."

Also read the blogs referenced in this article. GFA-BASIC 32 survived its time.

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