Feature Friday: 3D Touch
I recently made my annual traverse from Android to iOS. One of the new things I found when I arrived on iOS is 3D Touch, which is a way to access certain features in apps without having to open the app. It’s neat, but I haven’t yet developed the muscle memory to use it frequently.
The other thing about 3D Touch is that it is not universally supported yet. I tweeted this out last week:
1/ Twelve of the Twenty-Eight Apps on my home screen do not support 3D Touch
— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) December 4, 2015
I suspect that number will rise over the six months that I will be on iOS before heading back to Android.
I got a bunch of replies to that tweet, but this was the best one:
@fredwilson Or what proportion of apps make *good* use of 3D touch.
— James Clark (@Ronin_Jim) December 4, 2015
When I see a really smart use of 3D Touch, I get excited by the potential of this UI feature. But the truth is most of the uses of 3D Touch are not particularly inspired. I suspect that will also change over time.
If you are on iOS, what do you think of 3D Touch?