As a Designer I want better Release Notes(medium.com)

over 5 years ago from Rob Gill, UX Designer and Director at Provius

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

    The problem here is the app store. Lots of apps have nicely formatted, easy to parse release notes. It’s a shame that’s not easy on the App Store.

    Ours are definitely not the best, but they don’t suck. I guess the only real solution for App Store apps is offering release notes somewhere other than the App Store update description, so they can have nicer styling.

    7 points
    • Rob GillRob Gill, over 5 years ago

      Great point Marc thanks for sharing. Hopefully the apps stores will act on this and implement something like your "non-sucky" release notes, they're awesome!

      0 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

        Oh, and please don’t take my comment as negative. Your article is great, and full of good advice. The suggestions for spacing, bullets and adding ticket numbers were especially good.

        2 points
        • Rob GillRob Gill, over 5 years ago

          My tone didn't come across properly! I was simply saying you link is amazing! If only app stores offered this level of reporting.

          1 point
    • Raphael LoderRaphael Loder, over 5 years ago

      Marc, the example of your version history is a work of beauty. Quick to the point, easy to read (color coded, simple language). I can understand that some people might prefer a more emotional connection and bond to companies or people and therefor find delight in more human or conversational release notes, but I personally prefer the straight to the point approach. Well done, once again.

      Edit: Unrelated, but I'm currently downloading from your website and only get 20KB/s – could there be something wrong with the server? S3 having problems again?

      1 point
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

        Thanks! And yep, all our downloads are via S3. S3 is awesome, but as you pointed out, the current speeds likely relate to their recent issues. :/

        1 point