Almost ten years in, the dickbar phenomenon is only getting worse. Big players make using their mobile site as horrible and painful as humanly possible to coerce you into using their apps. This example from Microsoft feels particularly bad – someone shared a screenshot with me, and not only does their dickbar cover up said screenshot, it doesn’t even have any visible controls to dismiss it. You can dismiss it, by tapping the outside area.

The worst part, however: It is a screenshot. Why is there any HTML involved at all. Just show me the damn picture.

Manuel was annoyed on August 13, 2020 at 21:19