He disagrees with most of Jared Sinclair’s criticism, and I agree with Dr. Drang on almost everything. There are some flaws, including the swipe-gesture conflicts on the week pane, but I think they’re minor, and most of the app is designed well.
Most of Sinclair’s criticism reads more like an argument against current design trends and fashion. “Trendy” isn’t always a bad word — trends have always been used (and created) when applying design to real-world problems. A designer’s job is to balance function with fashion.
How badly would an app be received today, and how boring and dated would it look, if it did everything Sinclair suggested?