I’m hopeful that Apple making per-app battery usage visible to the end user in iOS 8 will be the push that developers need to start paying closer attention to how their apps consume power, and when. There’s too much folklore out there about how users can extend the life of their devices (turning off geo services, background app refreshing, push notifications, etc.), when really this should be the responsibility of the developer.
100% agree. Are smartphone batteries perfect? No. Are smartphone OSes perfect with regard to battery life? Certainly not. But poorly developed apps are often to blame for many battery woes and now we’re going to see which are the worst. And we shall shame them into doing better.
I'm Erik. I think my life is cool so I write about it here for all the world to see. I'm an engineering student at UND, an audiophile, a lacrosse player, and a geek. I intend this blog to represent my thoughts at any given moment in time. Therefore: I tend to post pictures and whatnot about tech, lacrosse, UND, Pokemon, Star Wars, and the music that I'm listening to. I also like to post a fair share of original commentary on articles that I read. I try to keep posts happening every day. But if you take a look at my blog page, you probably already know this.