Is it just that they don’t give a f*&k?
Yeah, I cursed. I'm tired, sick (not covid), and annoyed.
Annoyed by all the tech failures in my life*.
This time though, I'm writing as a human. A stay-at-home dad. Not as a technologist.
The Apple watch came out in 2015. I know a lots changed since then, but not really about notifications. Notifications have been misunderstood for a long time (this was one of my favorite posts to have written).
Citizen is a pretty popular app. Look at their site. The first "value point" in their messaging is "Life-Saving Alerts".
So, why is this the alert I get on my watch?
Open? Open what?!
This is a phone alert displayed on the Watch. This is not a native Watch alert. It's useless.
And, it's not hard to have a quick fix. Look at this alert from Messages:
If you can't display the information, simply tell me how to view the information that you felt was so important as to interrupt me with a alert. That is, if you care about how people use your offering.
So, I'll wonder out loud again. Are these just bad developers? Or, do they simply not care?
* This is not really the post I wanted to write. The one I want to write is longer, about a different pack of bad developers over at Delta Dental Insurance. But, I'm trying to write more, and this was short.