If you’re in the app development business, you’re probably taking screenshots of other apps or your own throughout the whole day. I often struggled to find the ones I needed, because of Photos’ app lack for a simple folder structure. When Ember arrived, I had high expextations that my problem was solved. Unfortunately Ember never really made it into my workflow, because it tried to solve too much (at least from my point of view).
But I recently discovered Screenshotter on Product Hunt and it seemed to offer what I was looking for. After using it for a couple of days, I think I found the right solution for my needs. The app works perfectly even in its current beta status and upcoming features like Dropbox sync do sound like a great package.
Give Screenshotter a try and let the guys at Cluster know that you want to see it in the App Store as soon as possible.
Another (prominent) example around the discussion wether and how to ask an app user for his or her rating. I don’t have a final opinion on this topic but yet but it looks like Twitter is taking a pass on some helpful advise for their solution
Even Twitter has to beg for App Store ratings? pic.twitter.com/AbZckAlX6D
— Chris Welch (@chriswelch) April 20, 2014
I know I’m not the first one to this party but I just want to give it a try. From now on I’ll curate my favorite articles about product development and media business related stuff over the week and publish it every sunday.
Let me know how you like it and if you’re missing something.
And here we go with the first edition of my weekly favorites. Happy Easter.
- Release of Sketch 3
The highly anticipated latest version of the graphic design tool Sketch was released on monday.
- Melissa Bell about vox.com
The co-founder of news website vox.com on how it provides the information to help readers stay in touch with news cycle.
- Android icon redesign ‘Moonshine’
As Google I/O is getting closer, it looks like Google is preparing some eye candy for Android.
- Features are complicated
Short insights what’s actually really behind a seemingly simple feature request.
- Can Facebook Innovate? A Conversation With Mark Zuckerberg
Interesting interview with Facebooks CEO about the importance of stand-alone-apps for the social network.
- Twitter rolls out ads for app installs and engagement
Twitter catches up with Facebook in terms of mobile specific ad formats.
- Yahoo relaunches its Flickr apps
Great work from the mobile team at Flickr. Don’t miss the gorgeous design details in them
- Improve the payment experience with animations
Insights from the UX team at Stripe about how they create context inside a payment flow.
- Typekit Practice
Typekit wants to teach you valuable information about typography.
- Building Paper
The team behind Facebook Paper published a talk about the process behind the development of the delightful sibling of the original Facebook app.
I understand that most companies don’t have a high interest to ultimately lose you as a customer but that’s definitely not a reason to hide account cancellation with bad usability. You’re responsible for a great user experience through your whole product and not only in the parts that bring you the most revenue.
I once sketched out a potential flow for MyGassi and still think that it could work pretty well for any mobile service:
Great (but not new) productivity tip to start your upcoming week right: Just hit “Mute” in Gmail to archive new messages of a certain email threat with multiple recipients automatically without letting them bother you in your inbox. Perfect, when someone has hit “reply all” again – without a reason.
I have to make a confession: I’m in love with Ida. It was love at first sight, when I guided her through the first path of an adventure we both were just about to start. Ida, that’s the silent princess you have to lead through a world of beautiful architecture in the recently published game Monument Valley for iPone and iPad.
The incredible attention to details you can find in the whole game and the well thought balance of the game will bring you a lot of joy and leaves me sometimes just starring at the screen, watching the world itself instead of taking any action.
It looked like the developer studio USTWO might have predicted such behavior, as they let you capture a screenshot of the game at any time with the app itself and the possibility to share it directly to Instagram or Twitter.