Check this out.
This is the UI for Adobe Reader that you use to Navigate through the pages in a PDF. Clicking the buttons move through the pages one at a time in each direction.
Guess what keyboard keys you have to use to navigate through the pages of the same PDF … the Left and Right Keys!
Very bad dissonance there, because the arrows keep making you think you should be hitting the up and down buttons to move through the pages.
Those icons should be left and right arrows to match the keyboard navigation and send a good visual cue to the user about what keys to hit. #dontmakemethink
The twitter app for the ipad is pretty darned spectacular, not just from a visual perspective, but specifically because of the brilliant UI choices they’ve made
However, there are two things that it/twitter does that are almost unbelievable.
1. You cannot delete your tweets
No that’s not a typo.
You simply cannot delete a tweet you’ve made on the ipad app. If you make a mistake in one of your tweets, you’re SOL.
I understand getting a product to market fast, but leaving off a crucial feature, like deleting error ridden tweets, strikes me as a bit brain dead.
Its certainly a HUGE source of frustration for me … enough to keep searching for an alternative app.
2. You cannot access twitter.com from the ipad
I’m sure you’re saying “You whine too much dude. Just go to twitter.com and delete your tweet!”
Here’s the kicker …
You cannot access twitter.com from Safari browser on the iPad.
If you try to go to http://twitter.com you get this screen
Very dumb, guys.
Please. Fix it.
PS: I lied … you can actually go to urls like http://twitter.com/concept47 … but thats about it, you can’t login or anything.