Webflow is a front-end design tool that allows you build custom websites visually.

Jon and Chris consider if a “WYSIWYG” tool is good enough to be a viable alternative to coding, and prototyping. They also debate if such tools are the future of design.

 

Note: Webflow has offered Design Review listeners a special 2 month’s free offer ( or 20$ off for 2 months if you want the bigger plans)

Just sign up, and enter the code when you upgradefanimals202 (Limted to the first 100 people)

Correction: Chris recorded the promo at the end of the show without realizing the promo code had changed. So make sure you use fanimals202 when you sign up.

Also, please vote on a t-shirt design!

(If you don’t see the survey below, click here)

 

Spotify has given their iPad app a fresh new look, so Chris and Jonathan dive in to give it, and the iPhone app, a Design Review.

Spotify is a leader in the music listening space with millions of listeners. The app has to cover a lot of content, but that content is rich, so we dissect what they did right, and what they could have done better.

Get the iPhone + iPad Spotify app here

Here is the Beats App Jon talked about (great onboarding experience)

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If you would like to connect with us on Spotify here are our profile links:

Jonathan’s Spotify

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This week Jonathan wasn’t able to join the podcast but Chris hold down the fort with a great review of the new app from Facebook called “Rooms”

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Google has launched a new email product called “Inbox”, which has a web version and mobile apps on iOS and Android. The main idea behind Inbox is a card based UI, grouping, and task management for email.

Chris and Jonathan take a look and review the design of the web and mobile versions, listen and find out what we liked, and what we didn’t and most important what we learned about design.

Wanna try Inbox for yourself? We do have some invites left, but the way it’ll work is the first listeners who are subscribed to our email list (look on the top right of the page) and tweet out the link to this episode will get one of our invites. We’ll do it for as long as we have invites left! Click here for a pre-written Tweet, or write your own and tag @DR_Podcast! Best of luck to everyone participating!

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Inbox Main Site

Inbox iOS App

Inbox Android App

User Onboarding

 

 

 

Yes, Candy Crush. Why did we pick it? We chose it because it’s controversial yet has a lot to be learned, good and bad.

The game has been one of the top grossing apps in the AppStore for a long time. Join us as we pick apart Candy Crush’s onboarding, UX, dark patterns, and style.

Also, Chris mentioned the slot machine/Skinner box gaming paradigm. Here’s some more information about it (the article is a bit old, but still relevant).

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Dark Patterns Webstite

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This week we cover Quad, a chat app targeted towards college students.

For this special episode we have 2 parts. First, Jonathan & Chris review the App like always, breaking down the UX and design. The second half, we invited the co-founder Mary Yang, and Design Intern Tawni Kuhn. We chat with them about the background of the app, how design functions in their company Appsurdity and how they value design.

For a sneak peak at the upcoming redesign, check out their dribbble.

If you want to check out the app for yourself, you can download it from iTunes.

As always, you can find our own screenshots right here: