- January 7, 2011
I’m a big fan of twit.tv’s iPad Today Show podcast. Both myself and my fiance/co-founder enjoy watching it. Leo Laporte and Sarah Lane bring an interesting perspective on iPad news, apps and accessories. So, I was pretty excited when I found out that Audiotorium Notes was Leo’s App Cap pick for show #25. At the same time, it was an important and humbling learning experience. It was clear that Leo was unsure about how to add a new note to a subject — by tapping on the + icon above the note list. While I have responded to a few emails from people asking the same thing in the past, I chalked the problem up to users who were unfamiliar with the UI layout that is typical of iPad and iPhone apps. After all, the + icon is used in the same way in many apps, including Apple’s own, such as the Notes app. This was obviously a poor initial user experience for Leo, who was likely wondering why tapping on the notes list did not bring up the keyboard to start typing.
It’s clear that we need to put more thought into the user experience around adding a new note. It should be immediately self-evident to users how to create a new note, even if they’ve never used the app before. We already have some ideas on how to do this and look forward to implementing it in an upcoming release.
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