Originally Posted by Celco
PFFT. What's your definition of prime time GMAIL or hotmail. Try using either in their first revision. Not pretty. A 30 day extend is a nice gesture.:
One one side, we do expect more QA from paid services over free ones. As for Gmail, they did it smart by only allowing people to signup via and invite and controlling the number of invites you could send out.
I partial agree with Suhail about the way they released it. They could moved .Mac users over in bursts and had MobileMe come out a month before or after the iPhone launch. They could have also removed the 60-day trial.
I have no stats but I imagine that many people purchased and Phone and then signed up for the free trial to test out the Push and whatnot. Not only did this bog down the servers it made a very bad first impression. Sometimes that all you get. By Sunday I was able to maneuver through MobileMe fine. Mail, Address Book, Photos and iCal work as they should. The experience is the most native, desktop like web app I've ever used. There are even hot keys for copies and pasting, you just have to use Control instead of Command to do it.
Now, if they can get iDisk up and running, re-add the Bookmarks (I don't care about iCards), get iWork in there, and allow me to choose folder and/or files from anywhere within Finder that are auto synced with MobileMe I'd be set. On the last one, it's pretty pathetic that I have to manually move or keep files in my local iDisk folder if I want them available on the Cloud. Would it not be better if I could just make my Documents folder part of my iDisk sync without moving it, or choose my stickies DB file in ~/Library as a part of that? I think so.
PS: Does anyone remember when MS forgot to renew it's live.com domain name or when they bought Hotmail and tried to move everything to NT servers but it was causing so many issues they moved back to Unix?
PPS: The sync current only sends upstream every 15 minutes from Mac and PC, while Pushing immediately from iPhone. iPhone Touch and your MobileMe Cloud. On the Mac end you can change this duration easily with a simple .PLIST edit.
Increase frequency of Mac to MobilMe/iPhone synch