Apr 19, 2013

Dead, Before, APPSter, (for)EVERNOTE, & the Next-Big Thing

I randomly downloaded the Evernote app (iOS). I used it before, not so long time ago. But if you based it on iOS versions, it was very long time ago as the iPod gen 1 now is almost useless. I stopped using it because I'm really no-good at organizing notes -- they're everywhere.

Anyhoo, when I signed in to my newly downloaded Evernote, I was totally shocked how different the UI (interface) now from the one I used before at iPod gen 1. Then memories came rushing in. Oh, how I used to LOVE apps! I think I still love apps (software apps) nowadays except that it was not like before that I download every new one, then follow each version update they have, and use them madly, and even following the stories of the people behind it.

If other girls do impulsive buying of shoes and dresses, it was apps for me. Maybe because I married a software programmer, but then even before that, I could say I was really into it.

Anyhoo, I looked for my iPod gen 1 and checked the old Evernote to see the difference.

Then I checked the other old apps from the iPod gen 1, and following are some interesting finds.


Tweetie is now the twitter client. Twitter bought it because they didn't have a mobile app, or they had but it sucked. I guess that what made twitter fun before because it was very open, and everyone had their own version of twitter. And everyone was making money except for twitter. Kid!

Though, I was not a fan of it. I think I was more of the Echofon (which was twitterfon) fan, twittelator, and that Chinese-made twitter app (forgot the name). It's also popular now. But tweetie was like the tapbot of today because they said it has the coolest UI/UX whatever and all cool geeks used it. But I think it was overrated, but it was bought so maybe I was wrong.

And, can you also see the YouTube icon before Apple un-defaulted it in their units.
Tweetie / YouTube before


My gen 1 iPod is also a witness to the good old days of location-based social networks. I know there were more other location-based apps before, but only these 2 are still saved.

Gowalla and Brightkite were so pretty UI-wise. I no longer remember why they went dead, and foursquare is still alive. 
Ain't brightkite yummy?!?



And, I did take time to answer questions on Aardvark before. They're bought by google, and as expected, killed it.


Like the youtube, google maps was also booted out by apple as the default map. If you're a map user, you could say that old times were probably the better times.

It's still alive! =) I think it will not be dead because just like the "jeje", the anti-social, the elite ones, the snobs, and people with complicated privacy settings will always be here forever!

But one thing has not change though, Robert Scoble still talks about the next-big thing.

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