New User Experience I’ve been working on the…

New User Experience

I’ve been working on the New User Experience for the WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. App and I wanted to share with you guys our direction and get your feedback. Most of this work was initially seeded by this post from @karmatosed. The hope and desire for this feature is to introduce users of all levels to the app and to help users navigate the app.

I initially experimented with a few different signup workflows to see how difficult each technical implementation would be. I was able to reproduce a Circle like workflow which @karmatosed detailed in her post along with a few standard horizontal paging workflows. While we liked the visual appeal of a Circle like workflow, we decided to go with a more traditional horizontal workflow for this first release as most users on iOS are used to that pattern and we felt it’d be difficult to do a Circle like workflow well. That being said, we are hoping to get a parallax like pattern going for the horizontal workflow so as to make the whole experience more beautiful, but we may drop it if we feel we are just trying to force it in.

We are also going to add tooltips that will appear as the user explores the app. We are going to start out with an initial set and add more as needed.

Initial Walkthrough

The initial walkthrough will consist of these screens:

  1. Welcome
  2. General Intro
  3. Posting
  4. Notifications
  5. Stats
  6. Reader


Here are the tooltips we are currently planning on including as a part of this 1.0 release:

  • Access SidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.
  • Sidebar Open
  • Reader
  • Notifications
  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Comments
  • Stats
  • Jetpack – For self hosted users

I look forward any feedback you all might have.