It is a really slick product and design, but I'll tell you why it sucks in term of service design.
I was visiting tons of startups (Airbnb, Square, Evernote, Jawbone, Dropbox, , etc..) this week with a group of about ten people. Most of them were using one iPad with envoy or similar product to greet their visitors.
Results: we would usually wait 10 to 15 minutes so that each of us would sign up on an iPad. The only one which was quick and easy was using the old fashioned pen and paper.
I think this is a good reminder that technology should be used to make our life easier and thus the whole service design has to be taken into consideration.
But I guess having fancy iPads at the reception and in front of your meeting room contributes to the hype factor of your company.
Could be solved by having two or tree additional iPads behind the counter, I guess.
Just I'm not shure about the pricing: It's up to $6,000 per year. That's a lot for solving a small problem.
It's more about the painful experience to stand and write all your detail information (and there was a lot asked) with one hand on this big keyboard than the number of iPads imho.
I can't figure out how the iPad animation is done to save my life.
Not seeing any class changes or animations.
Does anyone have insight into this? Am I missing something?
There's a div with
class="display". It's using a 3D transform:
transform: rotateX(1.5deg) rotateY(4.9deg) rotateZ(-12.3deg) translateZ(-6px) translateX(-22.4%) translateY(-58.4%)
There's lot's of screens there (
screen-nda, etc) and they seem to be changing their positions. Still don't know how they do that last part, though.
lol, I figured as much, I meant I didn't know exactly what was being done. I don't see any inline styles or classes that are being added.
What is this sorcery? please do tell.
Turns out they are changing the scroll position. That's why we don't see a class change, etc.
The Slack integration is an awesome idea. Slick, slick, slick.
Nice touch: On the "Protect your intellectual property." slide, they show today's date instead of some static comp.
Lots of SF-area tech companies use this in their reception areas: Box, Pinterest, Lyft, Airbnb, etc. Ubiquitous to almost the point of required, now.