Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bad app design when losing WAN connectivity

Not sure how many people reading this were affected with yesterdays Time Warner sabotage in Brooklyn 
But just saw the daily email router graphs on my home network for Fridays 24 hour period and thought it might be a nice reminder of why we as app designers need to prepare and accept that connectivity will be lost from time to time……and retrying endlessly to phone home is bad design…..

I didn’t dig into the weeds to find which apps/devices but a 15 second overview was a good reminder (eg there are multiple phones/appliances/pc’s/servers accessing the Wan so could have been any of them not accepting a downed connection).

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