The app trap

Let joy be unconfined: my bank has made an app. No longer must I choose between being able to read what’s on screen and having the ability to navigate it, wondering whether my fat-fingered clicks have registered or whether I’ve accidentally given all my money to my wife. For me, online banking has become faster, more intuitive and considerably better looking.

For the rest of the bank’s customers, however, online banking remains the same miserable, ‘hey 1994 called and it wants its website back’, RSI-inducing mess it’s always been. The app is iPhone only: if you’re on Windows Phone, or Android, or Symbian, or a laptop, you’re out of luck.

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