Laptop Magazine have been running a contest over the past week to choose the best reading app.They just closed the polls today, and 169 out of 418 voters picked Aldiko (the Nook app came in second place).
Do you see what’s wrong with that contest? I do, and there are many. First, when you have hundreds of people commenting on a topic your result is the most popular, not the best. I’ll agree that Aldiko is certainly very good and it is also very popular. I’ll even respect your opinion if you think it’s the best – just so long as you explain why you think that. But if you have 400 people voting by checkbox you’re not going to get a value judgment.
Another issue with this contest is that it’s not limited to a specific platform. Aldiko could be the best iOS app, but is it better than NookStudy (on your PC)? Not necessarily. NookStudy does so much more, so doesn’t that make it better?
Needless to say, I hate sloppiness like this.