Hey guys, Poli here to give you an update on what we’ve been working on this week! We (finally) finalized our designs for Poli, and we’ve been scrambling to implement them as soon as possible so you guys can begin checking it out. We’re doing a complete makeover to a lot of the screens in Poli, and we think you guys will really love it! We’re nearly complete with every single, as we only have the Login/Sign-Up screen left, and some minor tweaks across a couple of other screens. After that, we’ll ship Poli 1.1 out to the App Store as we know you guys are dying to try it out!
As a reward for y’alls patience and waiting, we’ll give you guys a quick glimpse of the new screens on Poli!
To start with, we have our totally awesome and colorful splash screen. This will be the first thing you see when you download and install Poli!
Next we have our redesigned home screen. We kept the same basic concept of a news feed, with information such as the channel and date, but in addition we’re adding a comments count to show the number of comments in a post. We also added more gray space between the posts to more clearly show when a post ends and when a new post begins. Lastly, we also added a swipe-to-refresh feature, since we know that’s the most intuitive way to get the latest information on nearly all apps.
Also if you noticed, we have a new snazzy cool graphic bar at the top of the app, with Poli’s icon in the middle. We also added helpful icons at the bottom toolbar, as we know a picture is worth a thousand words, and makes using the app a lot easier!
We also did a similar rework for a specific post view, where the comments look similar to how posts do in the home screen. In addition, we also added a feature that shows the number of comments in a post at the current time (and updates whenever a new comment is added)!
If you haven’t already noticed the pattern, we decided to stick with a similar theme for all of our lists of views, to make the design as uniform throughout the app as possible. With this in mind, here’s pictures of our Channels and Me pages (which will both look similar to the Home screen, just containing different information).
Now we still have a few more tweaks to make before we’re able to send the update out to the App Store, but we hope you guys are excited as we are over the new design! Be on the lookout for Poli 1.1 on the App Store in the next few days!
If you have any thoughts or comments on the new design, give us a shoutout on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts! We’d love to hear what you guys think! Also be sure to download Poli on the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poli-app/id1099395714?mt=8 …!
P.S. Check out some world class acting from James and CJ in our last promo video!
See you guys at Demo Day!