Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

I Guess People Really Hate AMP

Amplosion, which launched last week with the release of iOS 15, has reached the top paid app position in the App Store’s Utilities category.

More notable, I think, is that it is the third most popular paid app of any kind in the Canadian App Store as I write this, sitting just behind Procreate Pocket and well ahead of Facetune, Wolfram Alpha, and at least four moose hunting apps. People are willing to spend three dollars on an app so they never have to see an AMP page again. That says two things:

  1. Google’s attempt to replace HTML was a bad experiment that abused the company’s power and dominance, and I hope it goes away forever.

  2. Amplosion is a great app with a great icon.