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Apple may be getting all the smartphone love for its iPhones but Android is clobbering Apple’s iOS platform and Windows Phone in unit shipments and market share.
Every quarter brings more distressing news for Apple vis-a-vis its declining market share.
At this rate, I suspect Apple will be an irrelevant player in the smartphone universe, relegated to a niche status with less than 5% market share, in five years or less.
Android’s biggest plus on smartphones is the low prices, sometimes 50% lower than iPhones, that has enabled it to grow rapidly in huge developing markets like India and China.
As any idiot will tell you, all learning is drudgery.
In the Elysian pursuit of less toil, I’ve been looking at an unique tool that promises to make a web developer’s life less of a drudgery.
No need to plow through books on HTML and CSS to create fine looking web sites.
In short, I’ve been searching for a tool that even Abhishek Bachchan can use to create web sites.
Eureka, that web design tool is Macaw.
Macaw is still in beta and it’ll be a couple of months before we can take a look at its final shape.
But I’m impressed enough by Macaw to write about it.
Watch the below video to get a peek into Macaw’s capabilities.
Macaw – EZ Web Design
Macaw owes its fame and hype to raising nearly $300,000 via the Kickstarter project a couple of weeks back.
The brainchild of Tom Giannattasio and Adam Christ, Macaw is touted as the “next generation web design tool.”
The big, big plus of Macaw is that you don’t have to worry your lil’ head about mastering HTML or CSS to create a fine-looking web site for the desktop or mobile devices like tablets or smartphones.
At the heart of Macaw is a design-to-code engine called Alchemy that is supposedly programmed to learn as you design. It seems the Alchemy engine will apply the same logic a developer would use like applicability, specificity and semantics.
In short, hand-code quality from a WYSIWYG like web development tool.
For those keeping track of the iPad or other digital media devices, here are a bunch of tables that reveal
Since most of my readers are Indians, there’s no need to dwell upon the risks of theft.
After all, stealing is inherent in the Indian DNA.
Turn your head the other way for just a nanosecond and before you can mumble Chutiya your fellow Besharam Indian will elope with your baby, kidney, virginity, MacBook or Dell laptop, iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy 4!
Nothing is beyond the reach of those grasping, itchy Indian fingers.
That’s the way God made these savages!
Prey for the Rescue
While I can’t help you in recovering your stolen babies, kidneys, or virginity, you can count on the peerless SI’s assistance (albeit, to a limited degree) in recovering your stolen MacBook or Dell laptop or the iPhone 5s via the free open source Prey software.
It looks like there’s not much demand for Apple’s new iPhone 5C smartphones.
How else can you explain discounts on Apple’s