Issues on Smartphones to Watch Out For
Apps That Withstand the Test of Time and Familiarity
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As I was surfing the web one night, I came across a helpful blog that marks the difference between an
application and a platform. The blogger (Franco Travostino) says that a good application never surprises
while a good platform never fails to surprise. Though the analogy is meritorious, he does not claim
ownership and is willing to drop attributions for the person who provides proper citation.
Or else, it is best to sell cell phones to totally avoid this phenomenon.
It is impressive for both the iOS and Android to be the most salient platforms available for public
consumption. Because of their enabling technologies, Apple and Google have almost swarmed equal
shares of the market pie and ostensibly kicked out all other rivals.
Nonetheless, some issues are still looming in the way these two platforms are conducting their apps.
The bloggers talks about the list of app issues that we need to be aware of (Thingsthatscale.com):
1. Unanticipated Entitlements. Know the gradations of app importance. Some applications are
better than others. For example, try to sign of from your primary Gmail account on Android. It
will not work unless the whole device is wiped clean.
2. Power Efficiency. Make sure that the applications you are installing or downloading are not
3. Know If Certain Applications Work. This is pretty easy to ascertain. If the app is okay, it will
work fine. If it does not, then we have a problem there. If the app develops a habit of aborting
launch, maybe it isn’t going to work well in the future. Not now? Not ever!
4. Bad Coding Practices. According to Franco, “The application development environments don’t
leverage any of the new ideas in software engineering, like Ruby on Rails with its built-in
5. The Platform Wars. There seems to be only two styles of application that are emerging from the
tech market: The exclusive iTunes and Ovi and the openly generous Android. What’s dismal is
that we are waiting for other contenders which are ready to break the calcified monuments of
the two software channels.
6. Password Galore. Because of the imminent threats on security, we are forced to set passwords
that clamber the tightrope of strength and forgetfulness. This only strengthens our resolve to
sell used phones immediately.
7. Back-end Password Handling. Because of the weak identity infrastructure, or lack thereof, it is
possible that that the database of secrets and application’s data will be collocated into the same
Cloud or logical slice therein.
8. Cloakers and Phishers. Some applications are created to skyrocket a company’s revenues. And
this thought alone is shared by the ill-natured knave with the same level of megalomaniac
notions reeling inside his head. Some defenses are not technical thereby making the walls
So with all those caveats, I hope you learned something from the article and continue to be wary about
the app that issues that will mostly plague your great smartphone experience!
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Original Source: http://cashfor-smartphones.blogspot.com/2012/05/issues-on-smartphones-to-watch-