Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on the new app + also those who reported bugs and difficulties! We’ve been making notes since the last major app release. Here are a couple of things we did/are doing to ease some pain points.
1. Users got confused about sending out of network (could not locate unshield)
in yesterday’s update, we added hints (?) to the top right corners of both Unshield and Send screens. We also added a more helpful error msg on the Send screen directing the user to Unshield instead, if they enter a valid out-network address.
2. Community tab issues
There were quite a few of these - I’m happy to report that they should be fixed with yesterday’s release. We fixed the problem where users were stuck on external pages, and also the overlap on the top bar so it’s neater and more in keeping with the other tabs like incscan and browser.
3. Crypto dust balances are cut off on Asset display due to new font size
We’re going to add a toggle in Settings where users can choose to display limited decimal places, since more than a few validators probably have 0.0000000000etc. pCOINs in their balances…
4. Users don’t know what’s going on with their Nodes
We’ll soon be releasing a new Node experience that brings statuses back, includes more information on different stages of the validator lifecycle and how to fix common issues, etc. We originally removed statuses because it caused way too much confusion, but I’d like to give it a go again with what will hopefully be an improved layout.
5. Making it easier to buy Node devices in the app
We’re also refining the Buy Node with privacy coins experience, so you guys can get Node devices directly in the app with PRV, pUSDT, etc. It’s a bit clunky at the mo.
ETA for all Node related things maybe first week July. Will also be sending out that user survey once the new Node view is live. Would be great to have your feedback then!
Pool v.2 + Provide
In July, we’ll focus on pushing out Pool v.2 (replacing the current Stake/Pool tab), and also refine Provide (adding and removing liquidity). While both will go towards liquidity for the pDEX, we’ve decided to set up Pool v.2 to better serve users wishing to earn provider rewards.
Provide (will probably be renamed) continues to be necessary as some currencies will not be supported by Pool v.2, and people should still be able to list tokens and create new pairs.
Bit stuck on names for both tabs. Was thinking Pool v.2 should really be called Provide (to emphasize the action), but then we’ll need to rename the current Provide tab (the one where you have to add both coins in a pair, can list new pairs, etc.). If anyone has any ideas, would love to hear them!
Some of you have requested walkthroughs and generally more information provided in the app, so we’re doing it. We’ve already begun putting in more text hints, but in July we’ll also push out some basic onboarding screens and animations that will bring users through all the core actions and help them feel more at home.
We’ll also start working on adding more basic functions to the browser tab to support what will hopefully be some new pApps from the community!
We’ve largely completed what we set out to do in June and in addition, also started work on a better Node experience. I’ll be back next week hopefully with the new Node view. In July, we hope to make it painless and delightful to provide liquidity and earn rewards.
Thanks everyone for being awesome about the new update, the team has really appreciated your suggestions and encouragement.