3 posts tagged dropbox
"It Just Works". Mmm. Ok. "It Just Works, most of the time, for most people".
The Verge comments on iCloud performance are harsh. They fail to make a big difference in what developers are using to interact with iCloud (APIs) and what the users are seeing and experiencing with iCloud. Big difference.
APIs must be working for some because Apple is able to create apps that take advantage of them like the just released Podcasts apps which will sync settings from one device to another via iCloud.
Nonetheless, Apple’s track record with online services are less than stellar I must admit. iTools? Slow. .Mac? Slow and limited features. MobileMe? Sync problems and stability issues. iCloud? Lack of features people take for granted like a visible file system. But wait, what about the App Store, the iTunes Store? These are online stores that are used by millions of people and are doing fine.
So what is the problem? Apple cannot do everything well and this is why I still wonder why they just don’t buy Dropbox. They would get instant access to man power for fast et stable online services and multiplatform document-based syncing.
What a brilliant piece from iMore’s Rene Ritchie. iCloud is the future badly implemented at the user end but Dropbox greatly implemented at the back end.
Did you know that Steve Jobs offered to buy Dropbox? That was before iCloud. They came out with something that don’t match Dropbox service so we can’t say hat Apple decided to implement it themselves.
How surprising is this article from TheNextWeb on an internal fight between MobileMe team and the Finder.app team on integrating a feature similar to DropBox into the Finder. This is kind of thing I was talking in my previous post about fixing iCloud on the desktop. It is obvious that something has been left our of iCloud in order to ship on time. Maybe this year we’ll see the last part of the puzzle put in place.