Monday, June 11, 2012

Version management is a KEY to winning

Another great snapshot from Business Insider

Keeping disparate versions of your product to a minimum allows for streamlined operations, consistent customer experience, and enhanced product development.  OK, so I am a bit of an Apple bigot (although I am using a Windows laptop to type this), but one can't understate the importance of version management when combined with the seemless integration of hardware and software and highly intuitive design. 

(Thanks Business Insider)

Apple RubsAndroid's Fragmentation Problem In Google's Face

Apple took a lot of potshots at Android and Google today. This one is probably the most damaging.

Scott Forstall, the head of Apple's mobile software flashed the graphic below on the screen and said, "More than 80% of our customers are running the latest version of iOS, iOS 5. Now if you compare that to the competition, they released a dairy product, 4.0, about the same time that we released iOS 5. And about 7% of Android customers are running the latest version."

Yes, this is an Apple talking point, but it's important. Over 80% of Apple's users have the best possible OS Apple can make. Only 7% have the best possible OS Google can make.