Alex Cragg

Head of Product at Slate App Joined over 8 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • Posted to Android's new bottom navigation, Mar 21, 2016

    I never had an issue with the tabs being at the top because you could swipe left and right, so you didn't have to reach for them. But now this...

    "Using swipe gestures on the content area does not navigate between views."

    I guess the swipe is unnecessary if the buttons are reachable now, but I still found it easier to navigate by swiping, as I could keep my thumb in the same place. Now I have to move my thumb to go to each section.

    0 points
  • Posted to 2015: The Year in Product Design by, Dec 14, 2015

    My pointer tends to follow my gaze as I focus on an item. Having text disappear as I hovered over it (read looked at it and tried to read it) was a bit frustrating for me.

    Other than that I enjoyed the presentation style and loved the colours :)

    0 points
  • Posted to Youtube Introduces a Transparent Player UI, in reply to Rami James , Aug 10, 2015

    Progressive enhancement :)

    0 points
  • Posted to HTML to PDF, Jun 19, 2015

    Throwing into the mix - converts pretty much anything to anything via an API, so you don't need to have anything extra running on your own server.

    0 points
  • Posted to Web push notifications, Apr 20, 2015

    As web app developers - not native android/iOS developers - our decisions on how to achieve certain goals has always been held back by not being able to use push notifications.

    Great to see a standard developing on how regular websites can start to implement push notifications, opening up a lot of interesting mechanics.

    0 points
  • Posted to Tweetdeck didn't even try, in reply to Sacha Greif , Apr 19, 2015

    Markus only tweeted 'Where's the cat?' - that's hardly public shaming. He too has feelings, and doesn't like his work being ripped off ;)

    20 points
  • Posted to Ikea's New Wireless Charging Product Line, Apr 17, 2015

    I feel like they've missed a beat here.

    For me, the beauty of wireless charging is that it becomes invisible; I can put my phone on a table and it starts charging.

    All these big + icons look pretty gross, as does how they sit in these cut out parts of the table. I understand they've designed and built a single unit that can be reused in all the furniture, and even removed and used in isolation, but in things like the lamp - other than marking where the actual charger is - why the need for a separate unit?

    2 points
  • Posted to Pull to... actions (Chrome iOS), in reply to Raphael Loder , Apr 17, 2015

    Runs to change that setting

    1 point
  • Posted to Pull to... actions (Chrome iOS), in reply to Sam Lu , Apr 17, 2015

    You can't even do that anymore on Android.

    0 points
  • Posted to Harvest time tracking in Slack, Apr 16, 2015

    Hey guys,

    We just open-sourced our internal Slack x Harvest integration.

    Track time, get reports, all from Slack.

    Let us know what you think :)

    1 point
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