Had to take a screenshot of this.
I couldn't carry on reading once I saw this!
I'm not saying it hasn't, Paper looks and sounds amazing (can't try it, because I don't live in the US), but there something about "has forever changed" that makes me feel itchy.
Other than that, very interesting read. I wonder if Facebook users will pick up on Paper in the future.
I think it changes it a lot given how cookie cutter most mobile apps started to feel. But you're right "forever changed" doesn't seem too accurate with the context purely aimed at origami and other tools
This might be correct if we had access to Facebook's QC-on-iOS tool.
Only a matter of time...
This is pretty interesting. It seems like they are overselling the value of Origami though. I'm going to start using it today and find out :)
This also clearly demonstrates there is a need for well thought out app for motion & interaction design. All the current solutions are more like hacks built on existing software.
I wonder if there are already startups out there that are really tackling the problem on this one. I'm sure in a few years we'll all laugh at how cumbersome our processes used to be around interaction design, but I have yet to come across an app that has plans to solve this problem.
Yea still in the early days, I hope someone is trying to tackle this problem.
Personally, I would gladly pay 100-300 dollars for a really solid app, maybe even more once it starts to become bigger and more stable. Here's me hoping while I patiently wait with my money in my hand!
I've been working on a tool like this for the past few months actually :D. The app is specifically for interaction design. It'll be a few more months before the app reaches beta, but an early alpha is getting ready the coming week :). If you're interested, you can sign up at www.mitya-app.com
That's awesome! I've just signed up. Good luck man!
This is where our efforts are focused right now—it's a really interesting and challenging space.
I highly recommend learning Quartz Composer. Within 3 weeks of opening it for the first time I've already incorporated it into my every day workflow and can't imagine designing without it.
I'm interested to see how this app plays out beyond the technorati. The animations are gorgeous, and the micro-interactions are very well thought-out. However, I don't see this as a good consumption medium, simply because discovery isn't as efficient. The app feels claustrophobic to me. I think that's because they chose horizontal scrolling, which doesn't seem to work well for this device frame and content type.
I don't know how I feel about the horizontal scroll besides there's this issue
Agree with this a lot, especially in comparison to the flipboard experience.