When the user first launches our mobile application, we would like him to go through a few steps explaining the main features/controls of the interface.
I see two possibilities:
- a series of stacked screenshots with text, like Gmail did for the new Gmail version a few months ago
- a series of overlayed bubbles that directly show the controls.
I believe in option #2 as I think it retains much more the user's focus. But others in the industry would argue for option #1.
What are your thoughts on this and which version do you think works best?