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Thorne Melcher
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Software engineer, video game junkie, and music lover.
Software engineer, video game junkie, and music lover.

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I really should use G+ more. I still to this day wish it would supplant Facebook, but I'm not doing my part to make that a reality.

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Definite possible dream house idea.
Elegant place to stay

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Exciting quarter for digital marketing – read @IgnitionOne’s Q4 report to learn more http://bit.ly/1bRhMYI

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Definitely don't play Jenga with me!

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Just wish I didn't have to wait that long...

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Great UX point.
Imagine if every time you swiped a credit card and it didn't work for whatever reason, the money was just lost. I think you would get angry pretty quick. I certainly would.

So why are we accepting applications where user input is dropped on the floor when there's a network problem. Drastic analogy with the money? Maybe. But when you type a paragraph or two into a tiny little phone, press send, and see "Request failed" with your hard-thought words abandoned I bet you get pretty angry.

I'm looking at you every Reddit app ever...

I don't care how you do it. I don't care what library you use. User input is gold. Treat it as such.

Square has Tape. Path has a priority job queue. The support library has AtomicFile. The OS has SharedPreferences and sqlite. Do it on the main thread for all I care. Just persist the damn data somewhere.

The state of affairs is so absolutely terrible that I actually don't even care if you persist it. Just pop the original dialog or text field with my data still in tact so that I can retry. Sure you look like a mediocre app, but at least you're not an abysmal app that hates its users. At this point, I'm happy to do your job and retry the request myself.

Publicly shame apps that discard user input.

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I love mine, they just need to hurry up and get broader app support. I want to be able to use these as true Plex clients. Tab casting the Plex web player doesn't count.

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Today's Google doodle is honoring a hero of mine, Grace Hopper, a woman who was one of the pioneers of computer science.
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