Hi, everyone! I'm the person who makes these teardowns, if you have any questions. Very happy to chat!
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.
That's awesome to hear, on both counts!
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.
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/
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.
Thanks for saying it was amazing, Joe!
I want you to teardown some of my stuff, you seem to have a good eye for inconsistent annoyances.
Awesome - please follow up with me at email@example.com to talk further on it.
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...
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.
Referencing is a nicer way to think about it so I don't feel obligated to read them. Thanks!
Too bad Pocket has been down all morning :(
Indeed... I had to put my article temporary on Instapaper. But it’s already up, so no problem. :)
I read this as "Hot Pocket Onboards New Users". :|
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.
It's just a bunch of images with some jQuery I whipped up - if you like it, use it!
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. :)
I'm very glad to hear it, Gonçalo. Thanks for commenting!
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 :)
He probably means 'Plain Screen', 'Simple Screen'. Just a fancy word :D
That's correct! I could have just as easily said "bare-bones"
Thanks for sharing this, Shrihari!