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a part of their "being smart" actually means interacting with the Cloud, but for others, like the plugs, this was rather unexpected, and is no justified
As far as I'm concerned, the problem with all of these co-called IoT devices phoning home for their smarts is the phoning home part.
There's no way any such device should not be able to talk to some service running on one of your own computers rather than phoning back home. If data traffic was all limited to within your own LAN...I'd be all in. But the instant a device needs to talk to the outside world however...then it's a non-starter. Obviously this is not a solution for everybody, but if the option is not available (the end user manages the service vs the manufacturer across the internet), then I'm simply not interested.
I'm thinking "tablets" (first) and then desktops. This app will probably run on XBox and Hololense. I can scale it from some 3 x 4 to 54 inches (well Windows 10 does that). It maintains state.
I would have bought the Surface Go instead of the IPad back when; even now, I haven't touched anything Android or IOS (except my 8 year old IPad [as a pdf reader] ... which obsoleted after the 2nd year).
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Well, as someone who has an itoy 3, two android tablets (because I broke one), and two windows tablets, I use:
- Not at all, I dumped it on the missus, who uses it exclusively for looking at websites about men's bums.
- Way better. Good for comms stuff and reading.
- With a decent file manager, it almost becomes usable as a computer, but the user interface makes it difficult to do serious stuff with it.
- The real thing. I use them for anything I'd do with a desktop or laptop -- In Desktop Mode. UWP mode reduces their usefulness closer to that of Android (if you don't count using the UWP start page or godawful "apps" list abomination to open desktop apps).
But that's me.
If your app is aimed at less techy, more casual users, UWP is probably OK.
Find a discussion group, or whatever, that has your target consumers, and ask them what they like -- a fair number of people on CP will say the same as me.
If it were me asking users, I'd also ask things like "What do you like buttons to look like?" (Although I'd be tempted to phrase it "Do you enjoy hunting for buttons, and tapping everywhere to see if there are buttons, or do you stupidly prefer to be able to see what you're looking at, you old fogey who doesn't understand the way of the future?"
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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