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Re: Android/iPhone effects.

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Johan Vromans
February 19, 2013 22:10
Re: Android/iPhone effects.
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"Steve Cookson" <> writes:

> What do you think?

First, I think it is wrong to emulate some other graphical systems
behaviour in an application. Unless your application is the only thing
that the user will ever see, having different apps behaving differently
is very confusing.

Second, to be honest: Don't bother.

Linux boxes, and that includes Android, suck at graphics. Although the
power of the CPU/GPU has manyfolded in 10 years time, graphical effects
are still clumsy and staggering. Every time I see (and feel) a Mac or
iDevice I'm surprised to see (and feel) good graphics at work. And the
Mac did have good graphical effects way back when it ran on a 68K cpu.

Even OSX running in a VirtualBox on Linux has better graphical effects
than native Linux itself. How come? I don't know. If suspect it's the
X architecture.

On my priority list, superfluous graphical effect would be very, very

-- Johan

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