If you’ve ever been on a vacation where you don’t have perfectly fast network access, and tried to use popular social-networking apps, you can probably identify with my tweet:
This I know: the developers of Instagram, Facebook, and Tripit have never been on a vacation where they used the app they develop.— ❺➠ David Copeland (@davetron5000) October 26, 2013
I use a lot of applications from companies that present themselves as developer-friendly, agile, forward-thinking, and product-focused. Despite that, these products have very obvious flaws that, to my thinking, reduce the value to both the company and its users (unlike, say, Google Ads, which only reduce value to users).
Tearing apart the three apps I mention above will be an undertaking, so I’d like to start with an app I really, really like, and use almost every day: Square Wallet.