The Empty State

We have all had this happen. You login to a new app and then are presented with a blank screen and no idea  what to do. The next step is usually to uninstall the app.  It’s not something I gave much thought to in Monal the past decade because I made certain assumptions about the people using the app.  In particular, I assumed that someone who installed something called “an XMPP client” would know their way around a new app that used familiar terminology from the desktop XMPP clients of yore.  This thought process was also a reason why I never had welcome screens.  In the interest of making things easier I’ve decided to add an easy welcome screen and some empty state screens.  There isn’t a lot of value here for the technically inclined but for many others uses what is otherwise dead space as a place to educate and possibly delight.

Some of the new empty state screens are below. 

One thought on “The Empty State”

  1. > There isn’t a lot of value here for the technically inclined but for many others uses what is otherwise dead space as a place to educate and possibly delight.

    I think this is exactly the right mind set for apps like yours.
    Nice work! Looking forward to ditching ChatSecure

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