Quartz launches text-message based news app(itunes.apple.com)

almost 8 years ago from Moma Vujisic

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 8 years ago

    faked conversations are so hot right now. seems a bit too forced.

    10 points
    • Samuel MarksSamuel Marks, almost 8 years ago

      The pictures gave me the impression that the conversation was actually natural (being able to type my own responses), so I downloaded it to give it a shot.

      Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed to find out that the responses are canned. I was about to be incredibly impressed.

      2 points
    • Jim JordanJim Jordan, almost 8 years ago

      Too good not to meme: https://twitter.com/jimjjordan/status/697920725865267200

      1 point
    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 8 years ago

      Haven't you heard? They're called "conversational UIs" and they're the next big thing. Instead of clicking stupid buttons that trigger specific actions like some kind of idiot, you can now actually type out what you want to do! Just like you're text messaging with your BFF!

      And in most cases, the app will actually understand your intent, and offer you relevant options. Sure, these UIs take more time, are ambiguous, and hurt discoverability, but on the plus side: haven't you seen the movie "Her"?

      3 points