VSCO raises $40 million in funding(bits.blogs.nytimes.com)

over 6 years ago from David McKinney, iOS design & dev

  • Elliott PayneElliott Payne, over 6 years ago

    I feel like I'm one of the only people in our community who isn't in love with VSCO cam. Their filters are great, the app is poorly designed IMO. They went too far with the flat design trend, making functions really hard to identify and there's almost too many filters. I find it hard to see the distinction between preset P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9 in those tiny thumbnails, for instance.

    Hopefully this infusion of cash will improve the social experience of the app. But the analysis paralysis caused by their choice overload is probably only going to get worse as they add more filters.

    It might just be me. I'm not a visual designer, only wear black, navy, and grey clothes and really hate being overwhelmed by options. So take my view with a grain of salt.

    9 points