Electron and the decline of native apps ↦
The more Mac users there are, the more Mac apps we should see. The problem is, the users who really care about good native apps — users who know HIG violations when they see them, who care about performance, who care about Mac apps being right — were mostly already on the Mac. A lot of newer Mac users either don’t know or don’t care about what makes for a good Mac app.
John Gruber also quoted SwiftOnSecurity regarding Microsoft’s switch to Chromium as Windows’s built-in rendering engine, saying:
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Jerod co-hosts The Changelog, crashes JS Party, and takes out the trash (his old code) once in awhile.
From the tweet that Gruber linked to:
This is exactly what I was talking about on the Buttercup show! It makes a lot more sense to have the operating system vendor do this work than 3rd parties, which perhaps turns my bad idea into a good idea?