Thomas Fuchs
Hi, I'm Thomas Fuchs. I'm the author of Zepto.js, of script.aculo.us, and I'm a Ruby on Rails core alumnus. With Amy Hoy I'm building cheerful software, like Freckle Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like Retinafy.me.
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Being 5 years ahead

February 10th, 2012

“We have been very lucky to have brought a few revolutionary user interfaces to the market —the mouse, the click wheel, and now Multi-Touch. Each has made possible a revolutionary product, the Mac, the iPod, and now the iPhone. We’re going to build on top of that with software. Software on mobile phones is like baby-software. Today we’re going to show you a software breakthrough. Software that’s 5 years ahead of what’s on any other phone.
Steve Jobs, January 9, 2007

That was indeed a very accurate way of putting it, as only now Google is catching up, with Chrome for Android. If you’ve done any serious mobile web development, you know that the built-in Android “browser” is a joke compared to Safari on iOS.

“With Chrome for Android [...] you can scroll through web pages as quickly as you can flick your finger.”
Google Blog, February 7, 2012

Right.