brb rolling my eyes.
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.
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 :)
I thought it was dead.
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.
I don't think any of them have. They're too busy repeating each other in asking "Is this a thing?"
Haha seems true. I've been using it on desktop for sort of 'inspiration' purpose for my work. Kinda surprised by those 'meh' reactions
Congratulations to the Ello team. Looks and feels great.
This is still a thing?
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.
Great comments people…
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
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.
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.
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.
yeah, this existed.
My feed is so empty. :/
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