If you look at the the ecosystem of web applications and measure by difficulty, what apps come to the top of the list?
If you asked me, I think Google Docs and Figma would be prime contenders. They’re so seamless it slips our mind that they function offline, they’re multiplayer, they handle conflicts, and they support intricate undo / redo.
This gets me excited about whats to come, because what’s at the edge of difficulty today tends to become the new normal tomorrow. I think the average application will function more and more like Google Docs and Figma.
How will that be possible? We’ll need to find new abstractions that will make building Google Docs as easy as writing a CRUD app today.
And that begs the question: what will those abstractions look like?
If you asked me, I think Google Docs and Figma would be prime contenders. Th…
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