Re: Google Promoting Android Wear Watch Faces

John Gruber writes (in regard to this link):

"This post epitomises the differences between Google and Apple".

Gruber's overall view btw is that Apple won't open up the watch face and Gruber seems in support of that idea.

While it's certainly a salient and valid point Gruber makes. I feel Apple is missing out on offering something that would contain more of a cultural significance on an individual level. Apple say the watch is their most personal product yet, but don't go far enough in allowing a type of personalisation that distinguishes itself from the next personal device (iPhone).

I would prefer to be able to customise MY lock screen on the iPhone and if I wanted an Apple watch, I'd like to 'own' a design that best represented my tastes rather than the tastes and ideals of a single group of designers who have a minimalist hard on for the San Fransisco font.

Vesper's Line in the Sand

Vesper is going to cost a whole lot more - for a whole lot more. Announced earlier on Daringfireball. Q Branch are raising the price to what they say is a realistic level and as a statement to other developers towards the real cost of developing software on iOS.

If Vesper pricing could motivate other devs to raise prices to a sustainable value then good luck to them. I want more quality titles on the app store instead of the free crap that incorporate in-app purchases.

If those developing Vesper also have other well paying jobs then that's great as they didn't have to draw the line in the first place, they don't need to allow their other jobs subsidise the making of Vesper. Who better to take this position? 

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Those dwelling in the Safari-extension-enabled, unofficial comments section on daringfireball would disagree. But public twitter comments share a sentiment that justifies the stance that Q Branch is taking. Let's see what happens.