App Update

1y ago

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Hi DriveTribe,

If you use our app, you’re hopefully aware that last week we made a pretty big change to the Home screen. Our intention was to simplify the first view of the app for new users - to make a great first impression by showcasing the best Tribes, Chats and Posts that DriveTribe has to offer. In this respect, the new design has been a great success. We’re seeing new users do a lot more, and return more often.

However, this came at a cost. We made it a lot harder to only see Posts from your Tribes. For the more experienced DriveTribers that have spent hours and hours finding and joining Tribes to get their Feed just right, this was incredibly frustrating.

We’ve listened to your feedback, looked at the data, and taken action. Today we’ll be launching the next phase of the new design, that attempts to find a happy medium.

The Home screen will have 2 tabs - Discover and My Feed

On the Home screen, you’ll now be able to conveniently switch between “Discover”, that showcases the best of DriveTribe, and “My Feed”, showing Posts exclusively from the Tribes you’ve joined. We’ll also remember which one you’ve selected, so no constantly having to scroll down or switch tabs each time you want to quickly see the latest posts in your favourite Tribes.

Alongside this, we’re tidying up our navigation, which had become messy as we tried out new things.

We’ve moved your Tribes into the main navigation at the bottom of the app, and you can get to the Tribe discovery page from the Home screen. This means we can put your profile back into the header, allowing easy access.

My Tribes has moved into the primary navigation

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, so please let us know in the comments once you’ve had a chance to play with it later today!

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Comments (21)
  • Well, it is pretty slow. Probably because of the stacking windows/tabs. The buttons don't send you home they just switch between categories. Which makes navigation tedious (a lot of hitting back). The search function is not as widely accessible (also hindering navigation). Sometimes it goes straight to chat rather than stories. Having the scrolling menu is nice... but it only has two options. Also, having to go directly to each tribe to get to a chat is hugely annoying (compounded by aforementioned navigation delays). That said, being able to access their chat through the tribe page would have been a nice compliment to the previous system. There are also a lot of "there has been a technical hitch" pop ups, and if you go through each feature you are bound to encounter a fatal error and crash the app (but bugs are to be expected when it's a revamp and not a patch) have to wonder if the people who like it are just insiders, or just like change (regardless of quality). There are a few new features that I personally like, but from a functionality/usability standpoint I don't see how anyone would suggest this as an improvement. However, maybe it's just my device or how I use the app that is the issue; did you do a usability study prior to launch?

    11 months ago
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  • At least you are taking an interest in user experience. Very commendable. I like the layout.

    1 year ago
    2 Bumps

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