If you’re as chained to Apple products as we are, you probably spent a couple hours this morning exploring the nascent Mac App Store or as I like to call it, the Productivity Toilet. And you are not alone, hours after launch some industrious (and foul mouthed) UI enthusiast has created “Read the fucking HIG,” a Tumblr compilation of terribly designed Mac Apps.
While we found it on Twitter of course, we hear this has been making the rounds at Apple all afternoon, “I can’t stop laughing. Every post is quotable” one employee told us. True.
These two in particular made me spit out my coffee.
Declaration for Mac by Clint Bagwell Consulting
“in the reviews:
“good lay out. this app does a perfect job presenting the Declaration in a simple but elagent way[sic]”
you cant make this shit up”
Vegas Pool Sharks by RESETgame
“ok just some sort of pool game i guess the custom buttons are abhorrent bOH GOD WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR FACE”
And in case you’re curious what the bar is, here is Apple’s actual HIG (Human Interface Guide, basically developer UI recommendations). Enjoy.
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...