With the tech world drooling over Apple’s WWDC 2011 keynote this past week, I wanted to take a moment to reflect back on the keynote then do some comparisons between the bada platform (as it stands NOW…not 2.0) and the iOS 5 platform to see where bada stacks up against the big boy of the mobile world.
Everyone knows that iOS is a very smooth, clean, and polished user interface and has a lot of function while remaining incredibly simple to use. That simpleness in my opinion is good and bad at the same time. What I mean is, a lot of time when you make a function so simple, it means that you leave out a lot of features. For example, in the camera application – it is simple to use but when compared to bada there a lot less features. There are no real camera settings to change for the type of shot you are doing. It is simply a point, tap to focus, and then shoot. Sure it takes great pictures but what if a user wants more? That is my problem with iOS as a whole. iOS 5 however, adds a lot more function in many places including the camera application as well as making notifications easy to deal with…but how different is iOS from the bada platform.
I get asked all the time, “why is iOS so good? When you take away the apps, it is no different than any other OS.” and honestly they are right. To prove my point, I am going to do a little comparison between whats new in iOS 5 and show how bada stacks up.
**Please note: This is not a comparison between both OS’s as a whole. That is something I will do when bada 2.0 is released!! This is just a comparison between what bada has had from the beginning and how it stacks up with what Apple added to iOS during the keynote**