AirDrop’s problem

Ryan Cash points out the trouble with AirDrop. Unlike file sharing with iChat via Bonjour or even popping something in a shared Dropbox folder, you can’t share something via AirDrop unless your recipient has AirDrop up and running.

 “With AirDrop, you’d have to either:

  • ping them on iChat (or another messaging client) and ask them to go on AirDrop
  • yell out loud “Go on AirDrop!!!”
  • fly a paper plane or carrier pigeon their way with the same message

AirDrop adds an unnecessary step to the file-sharing process that could be eliminated if people within 30 feet of you just showed up without needing AirDrop open.”

Hadn’t thought of that, but it’s a problem.