Be nice. Or else.
Parallax seems to be imitating Apple TV - but pulsing could be interesting.
If the point still stands, then it's worth arguing.
Should designers design?
It's self indulgent. Post it to your own platforms, and if it's good, it'll get picked up. There are so many places to post your own work/content (Dribbble, Medium, Behance... the list goes on).
Nope, it succeeded because of it's value proposition.
or providing any extra value other than to get traffic to your blog
Agree. Posting your own content to a community driven site like this is lame enough. Posting an embedded video with barely a sentence of context is just cringy.
I agree and disagree with some of your replies (mainly semantics, which is why I'm moving on for now), but the thing I still don't get is this line:
if there are new features or major bugs that have been fixed, I think those are good things for users to know about when they see an update pop up on their device.
I agree that it's good for users to know about these features/fixes. But how are major companies supposed to show them in the App Store's release notes, when many (if not all) of these 'new features' are released incrementally? It makes no business sense to promote a new feature in the release notes, when X% of users won't even have access to that feature for who knows how long (often weeks).
Brilliant (: That sounds like the best approach. Good luck!
They're on-boarding process isn't good. They should probably have me invest a lot more time before trying to get me to pay. Seeing the $12 fee after entering 3-4 lines of text was off putting.
I don't buy the argument that Facebook doesn't have the resources to do this
Until you work for the company, you can't really make that claim.
They are deliberately choosing to not include release notes.
This is purely an assumption. I believe they're bound by constraints, but may also be choosing not too... who knows though.
Other large companies can do it and they can too.
What other companies? Uber doesn't, Yelp doesn't, Spotify doesn't. Google sometimes does, but that's because they tend to release features platform wide rather than incrementally, which is easier to manage (although this isn't always the case).
As long as features are being released incrementally, I have zero expectations for companies to list them in release notes. I don't see how anyone can expect companies to do this. You've made a lot of assumptions in your comment that I just don't understand.