To follow-up on my iPod podcast navigation post I wanted to show the corresponding iTunes podcast navigation scroll list. Very sweet! On playing podcasts with navigation support, there’s a widget next to the top-center info area which pops-up the scrolling list of that podcast’s contents.
Steve Eichert solicited input on “slick UIs” for the Smart Client app he’s working on. I didn’t mention it at the time, but iTunes definitely falls into the category of a slick UI in my book. It has all of the classic characteristics of a Smart Client app, though it is definitely not a .NET Windows Forms app. It’s a little squirrelly in places, sure, but it tries to do a lot of things both clientside and over the wire. While building my own Smart Client app, I put iTunes as a user experience standard to shoot for many reasons.