19 comments

  • Will BakerWill Baker, over 5 years ago

    Ello L.

    13 points
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 5 years ago

    brb rolling my eyes.

    9 points
  • Account deleted over 5 years ago

    So sad how this community gawks at a product that attempts to do something different for once as well as make something aimed at designers. Screw you guys, you should lift them up and give constructive crit instead of roll eyes.

    8 points
    • Kris KimKris Kim, over 5 years ago

      I see now a pattern here in DN:

      OP: new app here!

      Comment 1: meh... Comment 2: well... Comment 3: ok... Comment 4: Howdy! Maker here! Comment 5: You app is great! Comment 6: Keep it up!

      I might be little exaggerating.. but that's what I see most of the time :)

      3 points
  • Grant HarrisGrant Harris, over 5 years ago

    I thought it was dead.

    8 points
  • Kris Kim, 5 years ago

    Has anyone tried it? Besides design that is totally expected, two things I'd like to comment: 1. No way to jump back to the top of the feed by single or couple tapping. I have to scroll back up ferosiusly 2. Once top and bottom menu bar disappear as I scroll down, it's little hard to bring them back on screen.

    4 points
    • Jesse C.Jesse C., 5 years ago

      I don't think any of them have. They're too busy repeating each other in asking "Is this a thing?"

      3 points
      • Kris Kim, 5 years ago

        Haha seems true. I've been using it on desktop for sort of 'inspiration' purpose for my work. Kinda surprised by those 'meh' reactions

        2 points
  • Andy StoneAndy Stone, over 5 years ago

    Congratulations to the Ello team. Looks and feels great.

    3 points
  • Adam T.Adam T., over 5 years ago

    This is still a thing?

    3 points
  • Mahdi FarraMahdi Farra, over 5 years ago

    I like what they're trying to do at Ello, but I don't like how they're executing it, if they want to compete with Facebook or other social platforms they have to pay more attention to the UX and UI stuff.

    But glad that they have an iOS app.

    Congrats guys.

    1 point
  • John PJohn P, over 5 years ago

    Great comments people…

    1 point
  • Benjamin Berger, over 5 years ago

    Hey, I was surprised with the User Experience of the application. So I wrote a review about it on medium : https://medium.com/@benjamin_berger/ello-says-goodbye-to-ux-ef4994d975b7

    0 points
    • Kris Kim, 5 years ago

      Yup, I went ahead and read it already. So well written! Besides all frustration from their UX, I really wonder who their target audiences are. Since Ello's design looks to be 'hip' and 'fashionable', I think it only draws some 'design-y' people... My wife wouldn't certainly use this app. Nor my mother would. So I don't think it'll replace Facebook.

      My thoughts on social platform is that all interactions have to be 'obvious' in terms of usability because what makes the platform thrive is user's content, not the platform itself. Ello's minimalistic approach would have been an attempt to focus on user's content, but because of confusing UX, it gets in the way.

      Kinda sad to see them going this way because their manifesto, whether or not the app lives up to it, is really awesome that it needs to aim for the mass, not just the niche market.

      0 points
      • Benjamin Berger, 5 years ago

        That is true, my opinion is that the identity of the product is very nice but does not really suit the market. Experimenting with fonts, icon etc, might not be the best to acquire mass users, even if it looks elegant. There was great articles about "Why Facebook Paper would never replace Facebook" saying that the product was too beautiful for the user's content. And sometimes, what designers think to be awesome UX, is actually not for the others :).

        Also, the "invite only" did not really help. I understand that they were working on it as a side project and could not afford everyone all at once but they created a huge buzz and could not really take advantage out of it.

        Thanks for the article, glad you liked it. I had to removed it though, because some parts were badly written and brought confusion to what I wanted to express.

        0 points
  • Mike PropstMike Propst, over 5 years ago

    If people hadn't started rolling their eyes at Ello about five minutes after it launched, we'd all have a half decent, non-data-mining social network by now.

    Albeit one that took for freaking ever to have a mobile app.

    0 points
  • Shakti DashShakti Dash, 5 years ago

    yeah, this existed.

    0 points
  • Karthik KKarthik K, over 5 years ago

    My feed is so empty. :/

    0 points
  • Nathan NNathan N, 5 years ago

    nfrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

    lol...

    0 points