The Brave New (App) World

The Brave New (App) World

It is truly an iOS world. Need proof? Elana and I are out to dinner on the Jersey shore and Elana comes back from speaking to the front desk with…

The Brave New (App) World
Yes, the restaurant has its own app and has cards advertising it at the front desk.

And to top it off the musician playing the background music had his sheet music right in front of him. Well sheet music isn’t quite right… No, his first gen iPad was held in the microphone stand and between songs he could be seen swiping the touchscreen to get to the next tune!

It is truly a brave new iOS world, isn’t it!

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

3 Comments on "The Brave New (App) World"

  1. Actually, despite the presence of the iPhone in the picture, a quick QR scan shows that what Tre Figlio has is a mobile-formated page that’s accessible by any smartphone. So, no, this isn’t a sign of an iOS world but rather the ubiquity of the iPhone and the ridiculous marketing buzzphrase “web app”.

    Incidentally, since you’re a patron of that establishment, it’d be nice of you to get them to pass along this message to whoever designed their “web app”: while it’s cute for their mobile page to appear in an “emulated” iPhone screen when viewed by a browser, it isn’t cute when said page can’t scroll.

  2. In fact, upon further consideration, what should be surprising is the assumption that most everybody knows what a QR scanner is and/or has one on their phone.

  3. Ah, good to know.
    As for letting them know- nice thought but not possible since… we will not be repeat customers.

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