[EN] FireFly in step with the times or in touch with the community ?
Today we will talk about one of the first tests of the mobile application of the decentralized exchange FireFly.
Not so long ago, the project’s ambassadors and students of ambassadors received emails with an invitation to participate in the last round of testing.
Contrary to expectations, it was an invitation not only to the final test of the Web version of the platform, but also about mobile applications.
Yes, yes, that’s not a typo. I wrote exactly in the plural. The test runs on two of the most popular mobile platforms at once, namely iOS and Android.
When filling out the form, participants were asked to choose one of the operating systems for mobile devices. The possibility of testing the application simultaneously on both platforms was not considered. iOS + Web or Android + Web.
I think this is the right decision, since test participants who have access to both operating systems will not be scattered, and will focus on one.
What can this tell us?
First, about the thorough approach and serious intentions of the team.
Even before the full-fledged market launch, the project is trying to cover practically all platforms. And why practically? All! Because the Web version is available on all PCs and laptops (whether Linux, macOS or Windows — the browser is everywhere), and of the mobile operating systems for the public are only the aforementioned iOS and Android.
It is also worth noting that the team offers test participants to try out a more or less mature product, rather than raw material.
A few words about the first version of the app
It is worth noting that the comments below will be based on experience with the iOS version
On the plus side:
- A pleasant and uncluttered interface. This can be considered one of the manifestations of mass adoption (mass adaptation), about which there is so much talk these days. Even a person who is just beginning to understand this area will not find it difficult to master this application.
- Speed. At the moment the application runs much faster than CEX analogues, but over time this parameter can suffer. Particularly when the developers will expand the functionality.
Of the obvious drawbacks right now there are:
- The “crashes” of the app on the Android operating system. As mentioned above, I was using the app on iOS, but since I am a member of the Discord chat room, I follow the feedback from Android users, among others. In the chat, I sometimes encountered messages that the app closes on its own, with an error. The project team quickly responded to this by asking users who encountered the problem to send them logs.
The list of advantages as well as disadvantages is now quite scarce, because this is only the first version of the application, and we hope that in the future these lists will expand. Stop! You understand that about the shortcomings it is not serious :) Let’s believe that if any flaws and bugs appear in the future, the developers will quickly fix them.
And finally, “And what’s in the name of the community?” — you may ask. The fact is that in the letters sent out with an invitation there was one interesting suggestion, namely:
Paying attention to this small detail, the question from the title of the article becomes clearer and more logical. Is this emphasis on mobile apps really because of feedback from a group of beta testers? In my opinion, yes, it is.
I would like to believe that this is not the last example where the community is really being listened to.
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Author — NP900#1047