Beam, a new reddit iOS app(beamreddit.com)

almost 6 years ago from Marco Sousa, Product Designer @ Facebook

  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, almost 6 years ago

    +1 on Alien Blue's weirdness. In particular, that part of the UI is laughably terrible and I'm a bit surprised Apple even let it through. I believe "poorly designed" is one of their criteria for denying apps.

    I'll give this new client a whirl then, why not?

    0 points
    • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, almost 6 years ago

      I have seen much more poorly designed than that get through.

      But that diagonal bar is the worst. I'm a lefty and even on lefty mode it puts them all vertically down the right. What? I have the turn Classic UI on in the settings.

      Even that Reddit AMA app seems way over designed.

      1 point
      • Lewis FludeLewis Flude, almost 6 years ago

        Both Alien Blue and Reddit AMA seems to have been designed in an incredibly unconsidered way. Certain inconsistencies make both those apps feel amateurish, and in addition there are certain aesthetic decisions which I really dislike for a variety of reasons.

        That cheap feeling when something is made different for the sake of "making it pop". However, I don't believe Reddit (as a company) value design that much (as evident with their simple, yet inconsistent UI). I don't have a problem with this, as I believe the undesigned feel that Reddit has comprises a huge part of it's identity.

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      • Chris ColemanChris Coleman, almost 6 years ago

        FALSE.

        The diagonal bar is not the worst. The arrow button to close things is the worst.

        Alien Blue has completely lost me.

        2 points