Apple’s iCal Team is looking to hire a software engineer.
The job description on Apple’s web site says that Cupertino is “looking for someone eager to take iCal to the next level and increase it’s integration with other applications in Mac OS X.”
It goes on: “iCal is a calendar and scheduling tool for Mac OS X that is one of the premiere applications in OS X, and we have great plans.”
I wonder if those plans include unwinding some of the changes made to the interface in Leopard.
Dennis Sellers at MacsimumNews is not the only person who believes that Leopard iCal is a “a downgrade of the product” because of “the extra clicks needed to enter an event or to, for example, correct an entry”.
MacNN takes it further:
Some are saying that this “downgrade” is the sole reason that they can not upgrade to Leopard, and that Apple should ask its users what they need to change instead of doing what it thinks is best for everyone. The largest complaint is that the information ‘bubble’ is too inconvenient to call up – requiring a double-click – in contrast to the old pane that would update as a new event is selected. Almost all are imploring Apple to either modify the current method or to re-instate the drawer, giving users a choice of how they want to use iCal.
If you were King (or Queen) of the iCal Team for a day, what would you ask the new employee to fix first?
- Do-It: Creating iCal Events Quickly
- Quickly edit events and to-dos in Leopard iCal
- iCal Events Widget gets Leopardised, tooltips
- Apple Mail Team engineer who blogs!
- Event Maker: iCal events, to dos from an email
Tags: Apple, Cupertino, iCal, interface, Leopard, the ical team