Are there any screenshots?
Yes sir, we do have screenshots now on the website - bunoapp.com Do leave a comment :)
Looks like the swipe is full screen now. Makes it much easier for the user. :)
Good start, some thoughts:
When the app started I tried to swipe down but nothing happened, it turns out I had two swipe down from the top of the screen.
Not sure how I feel about the creating new note and closing note swiping navigation and animation, the issue is that it does not match the final state/position of the note.
Wow, yeah. The swiping down gesture was really confusing. Thanks for the tip!
The whole idea of swiping to create a new note seems overboard. Can we just get a "create your first note!" call to action?
Once inside a note, I could definitely see treating it very similar to Facebook's comment cards, where swiping it up or down (anywhere) dismisses it, and it slides away.
Thanks for the input Andy, we were planning on adding a call to action button to create your first note but that would mean adding a button at the home screen which deviated the purpose of buttonless interface.
Our aim is to create something seamless and this is the stepping stone to doing that. Let me know if you have any more views. :)
Cool! I'm getting the feeling that the decision behind this interaction was for the sake of the interaction (look! no buttons!) and not the functionality it's supporting (easy note taking). If the most basic features need a paragraph to explain their usage, it isn't intuitive. The help text you've provided is perfect though, as long as the swipe gesture can be recognized from anywhere, not just the top of the screen.
Don't get me wrong, I think it's important to experiment with atypical solutions to a common problem, which in this case, is yet another note taking app. If you aren't setting goals that break away from what everyone expects, app design would get stuck in a boring spiral. So kudos to you for taking those risks!
Either way, best wishes with Buno!
Hey Andy, We have fixed the swipe feature and it can be recognised from anywhere. It was a beta and we got tons of feedback and we have taken all that into consideration to make it more intuitive.
Could you visit bunoapp.com again and down the fixed version? Note, the menu/bucket have been disabled (as we will be launching the full app soon)
Let me know your views :)
Hey Feras, Thanks for your inputs. So the whole point of the app was to remove buttons and keep it gesture based as I feel a swipe feels much more intuitive than a tap. As for the second part, the final position matching the note sequence was really tough to develop as of now so we started off with something that makes it really quick to note and save.
We are laughing (beta) soon on iOS and Web so it can be accessible on any device.
Have you tried creating new buckets(folders) to organise your notes? Let me know what you think of that as well.
Yeah plus gesture based apps could be really helpful with big screen (e.g. the dismiss gesture in Google Inbox is nice when I can't reach the X one handed). Didn't try that yet but will do.
Our main aim was to target larger phone. It's much more easier to do tasks using gesture when you have are using phones more than 5.5 inches.
Don't forget to tell you friends about this :D
Android app is slick!