This thought popped into my head today: “There are few things more powerful than the lie we’ve told ourselves and convinced ourselves is the truth.”
This is the first time that I’ve ever had a thought that I felt was quotable.
The screenshot below exemplifies one of Google/Android/Samsung/Amazon’s biggest problems: developer buy-in and developer mindshare.
Most apps, and many “cool/new/hot/buzz-worthy” apps, are developed iOS-first, or iOS-only. Even though Android has been growing its user base amazingly large, and amazingly quickly, iOS still enjoys the place of privilege for most app developers. Instagram is a perfect example: for years it was iOS-only. And many apps that are available on Android do not seem to have the same high standards (look and feel, UI/UX) that the iOS version has.
Even looking at the startups and the VC-funded app explosion in Silicon Valley, most of those are iOS-first or iOS-only. This is a huge advantage that Apple enjoys…and with what just happened at WWDC 2014, with all the developer love from Apple, this trend should continue.
I am quitting Facebook. This is not a decision I make lightly, and I have considered it for many months. I get a lot of value out of Facebook, and I have many friends and family members that I care about deeply who I mainly connect with via FB. I will miss you. But I simply cannot abide the despicable things Facebook is doing. Here are the two latest examples, just from the past month…but there are literally hundreds more over the years that I could point to as well. It is crystal clear that Facebook does not give a shit about its users or our privacy. I will no longer give my most precious, valuable resource (my time and attention) to such a disgusting company.
I will still be available on iMessage, email, Twitter (@rushbc), and Tumblr. Please keep in touch, y’all.
(There’s also LinkedIn, app.net, Google+, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Line, Viber, Voxer, snail mail, phone calls, text messages, smoke signals, semaphore, Morse code…)