The Progressive Onboarding Blog

May 17

Enterprise Mobility – onboarding the remote workforce

Unstoppable Mobilized Workforce Trends The size of the global mobile workforce is approximately 59% of the whole workforce or approximately 1.76 billion, but only a small percentage of this workforce currently uses mobile devices to complete work related tasks. This shows there is a huge opportunity for growth in the enterprise use of mobile Apps.


May 15

How Tile increased activation from 29% to 60%

We love the folks at Ramotion**, they are a great design house and they have a post about how Tile get more users to actually setup their product. If you are not familiar with Tile, they are one of many bluetooth trackers that help you find your keys, your phone and anything else you want


May 9

How Facebook educates users about their new “upvote” feature with popups

Facebook is trialling a new feature to counteract Fake News**, where you can “up” or “down vote” users comments, the idea being to support better conversations within Facebook community. I had noticed the new feature a few days ago but hadn’t really thought much of it. It wasn’t until I was surfing Facebook last night


May 4

Slack’s Carousel is short-sharp and on-message

Slack is one of the fastest growing companies in history taking only 2 years to get to $1B valuation. Their 2017 round was based on a $200M ARR and resulted in a $5B valuation – so based on real-enterprise value, not just hype. Here is a chart of their stellar growth. Te really great thing


Feb 19

Reminding users of a screen’s purpose

You know that whilst carousels are cute, that most users just swipe through them ignoring the message. So its interesting to see how Twitch provide an inApp popup to remind the user in a more contextual way. If you are NOT a gamer and if you don’t know Twitch, then you are really missing out


Jan 23

When your analytics doesn’t track click events

If you’ve been tasked with user activation, user retention or getting new users to complete a core action in your App, one of the frustrating things is discovering you: don’t have an event recorded because you analytics needs you to explicitly add some code to track it 🙁 can’t connect that event with a specific


Jan 19

iPad, Tablets coming or going in workplace Apps?

iPad and Tablet apps are going strong in Retail POS, Retail Shop Assistants, Field Service Applications, Healthcare and design niches. There are many great examples doing well, just to name a few: Retail https://tulip.com/https://myagi.com/ Field/Workforce https://happy.co/ (Inspections)https://www.handshake.com/ (Sales Orders)https://safetyculture.com/ (Safety/Quality Audits)https://www.deputy.com/ (Rostering and Tasks) Health http://vitalpac.com/ (Clinical Patient Care) POS many, many includinghttp://kounta.com/http://vend.com/   One compelling reason


Jan 17

Does anyone own your App’s onboarding?

Mel from Canva posted this week about their journey to a $1B valuation. It’s a long but faniscating read that overrides any myth about being an overnight success. One mind-bending takeaway from the post is this quote: “In order for Canva to take off — we had to get every person who came into our product to


Jan 4

Open Source Onboarding Carousel

Using Open Source components is a great way to get beautiful code elements into your App. We extended the Pointzi platform to allow the popular “Paper Onboarding” carousel – it’s attractive and had a decent amount of flexibility. The cool thing about Paper Onboarding is that it’s material design slider. Here is how Ramotion (its authors)


Dec 10

Medium’s Tips for teaching new user habits

When Medium replaced “Recommend” with “Claps” great confusion ensued. Here’s how Medium attempts to train us to understand the new feature. Whats the deal? Medium wanted to reward great stories more than good stories. But we’ve all been trained to Heart, Upvote, Like, and with a simple tap “Un-Like” – but that was too restricted for