The thing that I like most about TouchScale is the fact that the findings of the developers behind Gravity still apply; for instance, using a spoon as the weigh tray works. When testing the web app out, of course, it was decidedly touchy, something that, in my mind, would have been a better experience in a native iOS app.
Therefore, my only concern is that the programmers behind TouchScale did not need to show the same attention to detail that is evident in the Gravity developer’s rundown of their process. In other words, I think the developers of TouchScale have much less riding on the design and development of their web app than did the developers of Gravity. We shall see if there are updates to the web app or continued development from others in this space.
Here’s hoping this proof of concept being in the wild convinces someone at Apple that low-weight digital scales could be a valid application of 3D Touch in the future.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.