Software vs Apps

by Nikolozi Meladze

Matt Gemmell:

Designing a piece of virtual hardware means focusing on putting what the user cares about right where they want it to be. It’s about making the content or workspace both immediately accessible and as easy to operate as a light switch. Software has arbitrary ease (or difficulty) of use; virtual hardware, however, is straightforward and prefers simple, layered, directly manipulable interfaces that prioritise what really matters.