User interface 2.0?

Some time ago I bought an iPhone and I must say I love the user interface. It all feels very slick, every function does what you think it should do and looks very nice.
However, I recently downloaded an iPhone app from the NOS that shows you teletekst directly on you iPhone. very convenient.
However, I was wondering myself that it is quite a remarkable that this application for the iPhone is that popular. It is a user interface designed for TV’s with minimal interaction and minimum use of graphics. Of course the original idea was that through this simple view and interface it was easy to use and easy on the hardware. All reasons that are completely not valid on the iPhone platform.
I wonder where the popularity comes from. Is it because people are used for so long to this interface or are minimal interfaces more powerful than we think anyhow? Amazing..

One Reply to “User interface 2.0?”

  1. The reason why I really like the Teletext application on my I-Phone is simply because it works very fast every where (as long there is network coverage), has the latest up to date and essential news information (the limitation of the number of words per page causes the editors to be to the point) and provides the same (for me well known) interface across different platforms (TV, PC, I-Phone) resulting in a (for me) very efficient way of finding the information I’m interesting in, e.g. the latest sports information (e.g. Vuelta stage results). Other ways of finding this kind of information e.g. via the safari web-browser takes much more effort in both finding/searching the same essential information. It would be great if the I-Phone (and even the Internet version of the) Teletext application would be linked towards the other available sources of information, e.g. the video of the winner of the stage. In this way the fast and familiar usage of the Teletekst interface provides an efficient way to access the vast amount of related information that is out there.

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