Onboarding

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 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 6

Pointzi Native Carousels now available

The animation below show  how easy it is to now deliver beautiful carousels in Pointzi without: needing to write code, just add our SDK needing to do an Appstore Release! You can also A/B Test different carousels to targeted groups to test which gives the best results. In this video you can see it takes


Dec 1

onboarding: the precursor to viral growth

“Progressive On-boarding” is introducing new and unused features to users and one important part of a journey is to incentivize them to become a “sharer” or evangelist of your App/product – most Apps only get this when the user is: acquired activated/onboarded retained Some readers will recognize this as the first 3 steps of Dave McClures’


Nov 11

Has Material Design nailed Mobile Tooltips?

I received a question from a recent uxdesign.cc post on Cognitive Overload in mobile app design. (It was a variant of my last post here). Has Material Design already answered the need for reducing cognitive overload? Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences. This initiative from Google


Sep 26

Skype’s new look mobile onboarding

Given there are so many options these days for chat + voice, you may have already abandoned Skype. Facebook, WeChat, Slack, Hangouts are just some of the contenders and many of us have all these plus WhatsApp running concurrent threads. But its clear the Skype team want to change that and get back into the


Sep 6

Product Managers beware App Feature Complexity

When it comes to adding features to your App, Mobile App Product Managers would be millionaires if they got paid each time as opinionated colleague or even the developers said: “how hard would it be…” and “can’t you just…” I was reading a post from Kris Gale, VP Engineering at Yammer, on the First Round Capital blog


Aug 29

“Google style” trackable carousels in Pointzi

  Pointzi Carousel – swipe intro to your app from Pointzi – Mobile App Onboarding on Vimeo. I’ll admit we’ve been wrong about carousels and so we’ve now made available the ability to create rich carousels inside Pointzi. The benefits are: graphical environment to author and preview before release Easy HTML authoring, no need to