Our mobile app just had a complete makeover!
Since day one we made a promise to our clients and ourselves to deliver continuous improvements to Idea Drop, so here’s the latest update. Today we’re announcing the global roll-out of our completely updated mobile app!
Your employees are coming up with the best ideas all the time regardless if they are at their desk or not. That’s why we are committed to making the process of capturing these ideas effortless. With our new and updated mobile app it’s now even easier to share fresh insight, improvements and ideas whatever they’re doing and wherever they are.
Today we’re announcing two major updates on our mobile app that you should know about.
Updated UI to improve efficiency
After lots and lots of research, we have completely refreshed our UI across the entire mobile app. It is designed to have the same look and feel as our web platform in order to keep your experience consistent. This makes our mobile even more intuitive and easy to use.
- You can easily apply feed filters to quickly sort through your home feed.
- Scroll through your feed and access expanded card view by tapping it.
- Express your opinion about the idea by rating it.
- In case you need any help, access our help centre from the menu on the left-hand side.
New framework to accelerate our mobile app roadmap
Idea Drop mobile app has been rebuilt on a framework called React Native. It is a fairly new framework that was open sourced by Facebook in 2015 but is already seen and recognised as the cutting edge of technology in the mobile development world.
With React Native we now maintain only one code base (rather than one for iOS and another one for Android). This means that we have halved our development time as we only have to code a new feature once and as a result accelerated our mobile app roadmap. We will be able to deliver many more new features and updates to Idea Drop mobile app in a shorter period of time.
There were many other reasons why our development team decided to use React Native. You can find out all about it here.
We look forward to shipping loads of new features and improvements to our mobile app in a future.
Of course, as always, if you have any feedback or requests for new features you would like to see in Idea Drop, email us at [email protected].
August 23, 2017