A few weeks back, Apple had a pretty big shakeup in their management structure. Out is Scott Forstall, and in his place is Craig Federighi, who will handle both iOS and OS X. But the big news is Jony Ive’s expanded role. From the official press release:
“Jony Ive will provide leadership and direction for Human Interface (HI) across the company in addition to his role as the leader of Industrial Design. His incredible design aesthetic has been the driving force behind the look and feel of Apple’s products for more than a decade.”
Understand that although Ive isn’t in charge of iOS directly, because he’s handling direction for Human Interface, he will have an impact on the way OS X and iOS looks in the future. Many are theorizing that this means we’ll lose the felt in Game Center and the leather padding in Calendar, but we want to know what you think. Will Jony Ive help make his mark on iOS, or will his touch be more subtle? Let us know in the poll to the right!
easyTasker is a business and project management web application. Normally that last part would put it firmly within the baileywick of our sister site Web.Appstorm, but easyTasker has gone one better and offers an iPhone-tuned mobile version. According to easyTasker, this iPhone version was selected as a staff pick on Apple’s web app site.
For fourteen dollars a month, easyTasker provides a number of business management features that are equally accessible on an iPhone or any computer running a modern browser (easyTasker suggests Safari or Firefox). Among these features are project and time tracking, a to do list, invoice creation and expense management, and messaging. These features are aimed at small and medium businesses.