iPhone’s new clothes… erm, I mean Mizi’s

Mizi Research has updated its graphical user interface framework for consumer electronic devices like mobile phones. Prizm 3.0 has switched to Python as its main application programming language (from Qt), and has gained modern visual effects such as “dragging, sliding, fading and accelerated smart scrolling,” the company said.

It bothers me that Mizi did all this work to beautify their UI only after Apple introduced the iPhone. I am not saying that their UI update was not the right business decision to help them compete in this market, but it bothers me that they moved their ass only after Apple came in and showed them how shit is done. For 6 years now Mizi’s stuff looked like this instead. They should have innovated long before — they had the time to do so. Some of the new screenshots look like a copy/paste of iPhone’s UI ideas. And take that from a gal who always advocated that “copying” in the tech industry is normal.

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