24 comments

  • Samuel HulickSamuel Hulick, over 5 years ago

    Hi, everyone! I'm the person who makes these teardowns, if you have any questions. Very happy to chat!

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    • Shrihari SankaranShrihari Sankaran, over 5 years ago

      Hi Samuel,

      Just wanted to tell you that your teardowns are as delightful as they're useful. I haven't missed any :)

      I'll definitely get the book sometime soon.

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    • Dan Boland, over 5 years ago

      Kudos on filling this need, Samuel. Is it true you're writing a book on onboarding?

      One other thing I noticed in this particular teardown that wasn't in the slides is the switch from "swiping and dots" navigation in the initial setup phase to the more traditional "previous/next" navigation post sign-up. Not a huge deal but that change seems odd to me.

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      • Samuel HulickSamuel Hulick, over 5 years ago

        Hi Dan!

        I noticed that, too. There were a few other UI details I wanted to touch on (like how there's no clear way to back out of the Intro), but didn't want the slideshow going past 100 slides. I'm right there with you!

        As for the book, it's actually already written and just launched a couple weeks ago: https://www.useronboard.com/training/

        :)

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    • Joe BlauJoe Blau, over 5 years ago

      Wow, that was an amazing teardown! I've never used Pocket personally but that onboarding process is not what I expected from that type of product.

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  • jj moijj moi, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    A little off topic from onboarding - but hoarding. Pocket solves my bookmarking problems but has created a bigger and serious problem for my life for the past 3 years. Last time I checked in Dec 2012, I had around 3,400 saved articles. It must be doubled by now. On the average, I only read & delete 10 articles per month. Seriously, I became a Pocket hoarder. Could someone kindly show me how do you 'really' make use of Pocket? I also collect books i never read. I guess that's the same thing...

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 5 years ago

      I use Evernote for hoarding stuff I will reference again, Pocket for stuff I want to read this week/month but probably not again. I also set up IFTTT to send favorited Pocket links to Evernote if I want to "hoard" it.

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      • jj moijj moi, over 5 years ago

        Referencing is a nicer way to think about it so I don't feel obligated to read them. Thanks!

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  • Daniel ArcherDaniel Archer, over 5 years ago

    Too bad Pocket has been down all morning :(

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  • Peter JPeter J, over 5 years ago

    Hey Sam,

    I love your stuff and these are really helpful! What software are you guys using for your presentations? We are looking for a presentation software like you are using so we can put it up on a website and share it with coworkers.

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  • Gonçalo MoraisGonçalo Morais, over 5 years ago

    Great teardown! I love Pocket (although I use its Android version) and it was pretty cool to make me thing about the app’s onboarding. I’m a fan, now. :)

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  • Chris ToughChris Tough, over 5 years ago

    Hi Samuel,

    I have a question about Slide 4 of the 'Pocket Onboard', you mention a Spartan Screen. What is a Spartan Screen?

    Thanks and keep going with the teardowns. Love'em :)

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  • Loren Morris, over 5 years ago

    I read this as "Hot Pocket Onboards New Users". :|

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  • Samuel HulickSamuel Hulick, over 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this, Shrihari!

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