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Jul
15
comment Should applications include currently useless features?
DO NOT assume that everyone leaves their Android devices on auto-update, or even updates their apps manually. There's lots of people who won't update an app unless it's giving them trouble.
Jul
1
answered How should you create simple, color-coded graphics for color-blind people when the graphics are particularly thin?
Jun
24
comment Do touch screens have a harmful psychological effect on people?
"For centuries, machines were operated by physical buttons." - No, no they weren't. For less than a century were machines largely operated by physical buttons. Before that it was levers, wheels, etc because most machines used daily were very basic and powered almost completely by the operator.
Jun
15
comment Are users resizing window?
When I need to pay attention to something else for a bit. That is to say, when something happens that has NOTHING to do with your app.
Jun
11
answered Are users resizing window?
May
28
comment eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?
Note that if you do US $ as well as Canadian $, you WILL have some people not understand, no matter how well placed things are on the site. As long as the number is small, it's probably not you.
May
28
revised eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?
added 1 character in body
May
27
answered eCommerce - Which currency to show on receipt?
May
26
comment is text preferable over digits?
Note though, that if you have a lot of choices, the words start to become problematic because the intermediate terms tend to get confusing. So be careful.
Apr
21
comment Which text is more effective to encourage users to leave review for Android App
I think that's going to depend on your users. You should be aware, however, that there's a small segment of the population (I'm one) who bursts into unreasoning, flaming, hatred at a pop-up that interrupts my attempt to get something done. When I'm hit with such a pop up, the question isn't 'will I leave good feedback?', it's 'Will I leave a nasty note with my one star rating or not?'. I can't stand apps that interrupt me to try to get feedback.
Apr
11
comment Auto agreement to the ToS by clicking “Sign Up” button in sign up form
@KidDiamond - you probably need to run your decision past your legal team. They are the ones who wrote the TOS, and they are the ones who are going to have to try to enforce it if it's a problem. You don't want to do something that completely eviscerates their position in case of trouble. HOWEVER, be careful, because lawyers always want the strongest position possible, and you need to work with them to strike a balance between legal position, and maximizing sign ups or profits or whatever.
Apr
10
comment What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be?
@CodeMaverick - that's living person. If this Wikipedia article is to be believed (Google books has the 1978 Guinness world records book scanned, and a search inside does show him being in there, so unless Guinness got played, it's real) then at least 750 characters would be appropriate for the full name. If you're going to set a limit I'd go with 1024, but then I like round numbers.
Apr
9
awarded  Editor
Apr
9
revised Should we be using the new TLDs (.coffee, .international) instead of the traditional TLDs (.com, .org)?
Removed commentary on questioner's state of excitement.
Apr
9
comment How can I ask users just one question?
@DLM - I think what JonW is trying to get at is that the business requirement doesn't matter - the users don't care about your business requirements. ESPECIALLY if they haven't found what they are after, they aren't going to be inclined to answer your questions. Trying to get info directly from them is just going to make them mad, not get you what you need. You need to find a way to answer your questions WITHOUT asking the user anything directly.
Apr
9
suggested suggested edit on Should we be using the new TLDs (.coffee, .international) instead of the traditional TLDs (.com, .org)?
Apr
2
comment Are people sick of logins?
I will note that both your reasons seem to have to do with you, rather than your users. Which probably indicates that they aren't good reasons from your user's point of view.
Mar
24
answered How do blind people know where to find Braille signs?
Feb
28
comment Bitcoin's User Experience
@ChairmanMeow - taking multiple currencies is definitely a logistical and accounting nightmare, even when the currencies are pretty stable relative to one another. That's why a lot of businesses, even if they ship worldwide, like to price in their native currency.
Feb
28
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