You Are Wrecking Your Own App

LewisTu
silledad wrote:

@wanmokewan:  Head IOS developer?  My apologies but as an IOS developer, really huge fan of the chess.com "Web Site", huge fan of great responsive native apps and hugely frustrated daily ( who am I kidding 50-17 x daily ) user of the chess.com IOS "App".  I am a little at a loss as to why you gents and ladies have an IOS dev team but insist on putting out a really poor non IOS app ( primarily a  mobile web page presented in an IOS frame ) rather than writing a great native IOS app that is snappy, well played out/thought out.   I understand the economics of trying to leverage what has been built for the web as much as possible but but BUT you guys are big boys now playing on a very grown up stage ( and with grown up resources ).  When are you guys going write ( not re-write as the existing mobile web page/view in a IOS window wrapper is not a mobile app ) a truly great/responsive mobile chess app.   You guys are amongst the leaders in showing how great chess can be online.   I am hoping that "Good Enough are users aren't making too much noise yet" or "No serious competitor has not yet shown up on the horizon with an example of a great mobile app for playing chess  showing how bad ours is and forcing us to update to compete" are not holding you guys back from delivering a great truly mobile app?   What say you lead IOS developer/IOS Dev team...you have to be chomping at the bit to show how a native mobile app would be great for the users and a much needed improved experience for the users.  My god when I open my app I feel like I am in a 60's time warp watching an old train station or airport departure lounge ticker board flipping over the tiles for seconds what slowly updating the information on your chess board mini views to the actual current positions of the boards for each game you have under way.   Whenever the discussion comes up at work for an example of a major web app badly masquerading as an app and providing a truly poor user experience, I alway whip out my phone and show my chess.com iPhone app ( seconded only by the chess.com iPad app .... which is inconsistent to the iPhone app both missing key features the other has that both should have ).   Come on guys I am rooting for you but I need to get you out of my poor examples of mobile web page apps that that deliver sub par experiences and should be a fully functional native app.   

wait, so what is this against?

silledad

@LewisTu It is against the current poor app and a plea for a better one.

zaeema
silledad wrote:

@wanmokewan:  Head IOS developer?  My apologies but as an IOS developer, really huge fan of the chess.com "Web Site", huge fan of great responsive native apps and hugely frustrated daily ( who am I kidding 50-17 x daily ) user of the chess.com IOS "App".  I am a little at a loss as to why you gents and ladies have an IOS dev team but insist on putting out a really poor non IOS app ( primarily a  mobile web page presented in an IOS frame ) rather than writing a great native IOS app that is snappy, well played out/thought out.   I understand the economics of trying to leverage what has been built for the web as much as possible but but BUT you guys are big boys now playing on a very grown up stage ( and with grown up resources ).  When are you guys going write ( not re-write as the existing mobile web page/view in a IOS window wrapper is not a mobile app ) a truly great/responsive mobile chess app.   You guys are amongst the leaders in showing how great chess can be online.   I am hoping that "Good Enough are users aren't making too much noise yet" or "No serious competitor has not yet shown up on the horizon with an example of a great mobile app for playing chess  showing how bad ours is and forcing us to update to compete" are not holding you guys back from delivering a great truly mobile app?   What say you lead IOS developer/IOS Dev team...you have to be chomping at the bit to show how a native mobile app would be great for the users and a much needed improved experience for the users.  My god when I open my app I feel like I am in a 60's time warp watching an old train station or airport departure lounge ticker board flipping over the tiles for seconds what slowly updating the information on your chess board mini views to the actual current positions of the boards for each game you have under way.   Whenever the discussion comes up at work for an example of a major web app badly masquerading as an app and providing a truly poor user experience, I alway whip out my phone and show my chess.com iPhone app ( seconded only by the chess.com iPad app .... which is inconsistent to the iPhone app both missing key features the other has that both should have ).   Come on guys I am rooting for you but I need to get you out of my poor examples of mobile web page apps that that deliver sub par experiences and should be a fully functional native app.   

Too many words! wink.png

btickler
zaeema wrote:

Too many words!

If you can't read 3-4 paragraphs without losing your way, you should really reconsider being a chess player.  Critique content.

silledad

@btickler and @zaeema lol.

 

@chess.com developers.  If you could please reply and give us a clue as to if there are plans for snappy native app improvements ( not a mobile website displayed in an app window ) in the roadmap/on the way that would be great. wink.png

prazium
What do you mean by mobile website implemented in an app? I thought chess.com works pretty well on phones though. I’m actually pretty contented with it
silledad

@prazium I can explain in a direct response to you ( to keep this thread as clean as possible ); but to answer your question it is exactly that, "a mobile website display in a window formatted to fit your smaller screen ... similar to viewing a web page on your iPhone browser only it is a chess.com designed browser instead of Safari or Chrome.  This is not an "app" we are simply interacting with a mobile formatted web page.