Tech Crunch contributor Josh Costine argues that "the future is in apps you don't open:"
“We’re going to move away from the era of ‘I have hundreds of apps but never think of using them’ towards ‘I have these cool apps and they take care of me’”. This is David Lieb, co-founder and CEO of Bump, on the sea change in design philosophy that underpins Pay With Square and his company’s new photos apps Flock.
It centers around the idea that apps shouldn’t force us to add new behaviors. Instead, they should strip away needless, interruptive steps from themselves and the way we live our lives, until the solutions to our problems become irreducible….
The shortest path between Point A and Point B isn’t necessarily a straight line or a series of steps. Sometimes it’s folding the universe to erase the distance until the space between the problem and the solution becomes irreducible.