SP0603 Posted October 28, 2013 Report Share Posted October 28, 2013 It is my professional opinion that this seemingly rushed & unnecessary 126.96.36.1990 "update" should be pulled immediately. Quite a few users who are commenting on Google Play have similar opinions. Google Play - Maxthon Android Web Browser I am thankful that I use Android Tuner which includes a comprehensive backup utility that allowed me to revert to the previous version within the hour it took me to realize this new version was not something I would be pleased to use. Why change from an already efficient one step Quick Access edit method that already accommodated Title & URL changes? It probably could also have had an option to change the image to a custom image in a future release. The decision to remove the already streamlined one step edit flow is in fact a downgrade to a now 3 step delete / add / arrange method. It also removes the previous automatic tile image download functionality that would at least use a basic snapshot of the page as the tile image. That too probably could have been improved to specify a custom image. Now we are forced into an ugly & generic tile design which consists of gaudy primary color choices and basic logo. That is moving backward not forward. I also don't understand why the number of functional tiles on a single screen has been decreased for purely aesthetic reasons. If the tiles had any function beyond a simple URL bookmark, such as live tiles that would display dynamic information, maybe I would understand the need to increase the size. A simple logo does not require a tile that large and most users would rather have more tiles available in a single screen. With the Maxthon Browser applications gaining popularity throughout the world, it seems to me that the time spent on development should be used for innovation so that the long list of new features can be implemented as well as the significant list of bugs can be worked out. This will not only ensure Maxthon is on par with the other competing browsers but also to make Maxthon *superior* than its competition. Making small useless changes, especially to user interface flows, accomplishes nothing but wasting time in addition to confusing & alienating a dedicated user base that is precious to any growing software company. I am very impressed by Maxthon products and months ago switched my primary browser to Maxthon on multiple platforms in addition to recommending it to other individuals and companies. The decisions Maxthon makes directly or indirectly affect productivity so it's important they are done correctly and with the primary goal of enhancing the product with as little of an impact to the user base as possible. To ensure this message is seen by the management at Maxthon, it has also been sent to the contacts below. It would be a shame to see this technology faultier and be pushed into obsolescence. -Sean Patrick Ingles Samsung Galaxy SIII (SCH-I535) Android 4.1.2 cc: USA Office Email: email@example.com cc: Business Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tip Give Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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