Brand loyalty is something you’d notice a lot especially in the world of electronics. If you’re even a little bit into gadgets such as smartphones or computers, you’ll know the great war between Apple and Microsoft, Android and iOS, Windows and Linux, etc.
Granted, with all the ecosystem that companies have been building for the past few years, you will have a better experience if all of your connected devices are from the same company. For example, my Google Chromecast works beautifully better with my Android phone whereas my iPhone won’t work as much seamlessly. Same thing with my Mac computers that work awesomely with iPhone.
So yes, from my own experience, I can say that sticking to an ecosystem does provide a far better experience. Which company has the better ecosystem is a completely subjective matter. But my point of today’s short post, written at the 11th hour to keep up with the NaBloPoMo, is that it’s not worth fighting over it.
Every time a new phone comes around, the fanboy war is raged on all corners of the web. I don’t understand the point of it. If one person loves using Android, good for him. Why does someone who’s a die-hard fan of Apple has to impose his love and loyalty to Apple to everyone else in the universe? Why can’t we just deal with the fact that everyone has their own taste and preferences?
The simple truth of the matter is: It’s okay to be loyal to a brand if you’re satisfied with their products, services, and the ecosystem. It’s also okay, in my opinion, to share that love for a brand publicly on social media or blogs. But that doesn’t necessarily make that person a fanboy. Maybe it does, but not in the context that I’m writing in.
The fanboy war is a popular thing for websites and forums because it brings in a lot of traffic to their sites, and it will continue to live on. Brand loyalty, in my honest opinion, is not a bad thing. But imposing that a particular brand is the best in the world to everyone around certainly is.
(For what it’s worth, I use both Google and Apple products and I find them useful in their own terms. No fanboyism here. 😀 )