UnIntended Features


We’ve all worked on the bug fix that turned into a hot feature or something we’ve built that ended up being a “bonus feature” for the customer.

While recently using the “Low Battery Mode” of my iPhone to conserve my battery power, I came to enjoy my phone running in this mode primarily because I took control when all notifications were sent to me.  That’s right, while conserving power, my phone could last at 20% for over an hour and I could summon emails and updates at my choosing.

I could disable this functionality altogether (the pushing and pulling of notifications) but then I’d have to go through each account to do it.  Wherein with “Low Battery Mode” – I can do it with the toggle of a single switch.

Unintended features – not designed for what they do but most possibly better than what the original aimed to do.

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