This morning, LINE had a major update.
Their new features are only part of the reason LINE differentiates themselves from the other messaging apps. They are truly, the leader in this space when it comes to long-term product and business strategies. Man, they are so smart.
The one thing that really blows my mind is how the iOS app is so much crappier compared to the Android app.
I only user banner notifications for apps because the little red circles drive me batty. Before, the banner notifications used to tell me who sent a message with a preview.
After the update:
What is ‘MT’? Manual Transmission?? More Text??? Mt. Fuji???? Margaret Thatcher?????
This just makes no sense.
Hoping it was a bug, I switched the notifications to alert style and…
Ummmm same thing. I really wonder what MT means.
Check out the notification for the Android though:
I don’t understand the thinking behind the iOS notifications but that’s neither here nor there. This only goes to show the dominance of Android over iOS in Asia, and how more emphasis is placed on developing on the former than latter.
Living in Asia makes me really want to switch to Android.