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

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

  • Ken Em, over 5 years ago

    Until you work for the company, you can't really make that claim.

    Please read my comment again. I am not saying that for a fact Facebook does not have the resources to do it, I am saying that I don't buy that they don't. It's my opinion. My opinion isn't wrong.

    This is purely an assumption.

    It's not an assumption. It's spelled out in detail in the Reddit post linked to above. They are making a conscious decision to not include release notes.

    What other companies?

    In looking at the updated apps on my iGadgets, I see three major companies which have included release notes for new features or stuff that's been fixed:

    • Yahoo (Tumblr, Flickr apps)
    • Google (GMail, YouTube apps)
    • Microsoft (Outlook app)

    Again, as I said earlier, I'm not looking for every single thing that's been tweaked to be spelled out in detail. But if there are new features or major bugs that have been fixed, I think those are good things for users to know about when they see an update pop up on their device.

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    • Jesse HeadJesse Head, over 5 years ago

      I agree and disagree with some of your replies (mainly semantics, which is why I'm moving on for now), but the thing I still don't get is this line:

      if there are new features or major bugs that have been fixed, I think those are good things for users to know about when they see an update pop up on their device.

      I agree that it's good for users to know about these features/fixes. But how are major companies supposed to show them in the App Store's release notes, when many (if not all) of these 'new features' are released incrementally? It makes no business sense to promote a new feature in the release notes, when X% of users won't even have access to that feature for who knows how long (often weeks).

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