As someone in Google’s ecosystem as well as Apple’s, I’m happy
that they continue to develop apps for iOS. Unfortunately,
every time I open one of them, I’m brought back to the mid-’90s
and Word 6.
I don’t know the reason — arrogance, pride, or a lack of desire
to do the extra work are all options — but for a while now,
Google has insisted on using the Material Design approach when
creating iOS apps. Just as Word 6 inflicted Windows conventions on
Mac users, Google’s iOS apps inflict Android on iOS users. […]
I’m not saying either design is superior. If you’re on Android,
you should expect apps to look like Android apps–Apple Music for
Android uses Android’s icons for sharing and offering additional
options, rather than the ones you’d see on iOS. And the reverse
should be true too. (It’s not. Google Play Music looks the same on
iOS as on Android.)
Hear, hear. I find every one of Google’s iOS apps too foreign to bear.