ANU#61 — Landscape Orientation and Layout Improvements

Welcome to the AppCoins News Update, ‘ANU’ for short. This week, we’re bringing you yet another new release with various improvements and the latest design update. Read on!

This week, ANU is back with everything you need to know about our latest release and the ongoing list of new content and updates:

New release

Just out of our Quality Assurance team’s workbench is a new release of the AppCoins Wallet!

In this release, we’ve focused on many improvements in the AppCoins Wallet user experience. Following are the most relevant points:

Landscape view

Android applications usually function in any orientation, with no constraint regarding the way the device is used. However, we did not have that option in the AppCoins Wallet before, something that had been bothering us and users alike for some time now.

This became a more relevant topic when we started to get more and more comments about flows during gameplay. Most of this feedback came from our emulator users, who’s screens were forced to switch orientation for a layout that we did not yet support: landscape.

So, in this release, we’ve worked on allowing, first of all, the screen orientation to change. This way, if the device was using the AppCoins Wallet in landscape orientation, the wallet will keep the user in that same orientation — without that strange behavior that showed one orientation on a screen and another orientation in the next.

For now, we only allow screens to work in landscape. We are, however, working on improving the layout to be properly defined for any particular orientation, but let’s keep that for later.

Launching speed

A critical aspect of a good application is its speed, and when it comes to payment — aside from the feedback a user can get in every step of the purchase — the speed on how they get information is a must have!

In our latest release, we’ve made some considerable improvements to the start of our payment flow; focusing on showing the list of payment methods as fast as possible.

We’ve achieved this by making sure that we are getting the required information the fastest we can and without redundant requests. With this approach we were able to reduce the time to show the first screen of the purchase flow by 50% since our previous release.

Check it out and tell us if you notice the difference!

Generic errors

Finally, we did some improvements in how some of our errors showed up in the Top-Up flow.

For most of such errors, we were unable to give a proper reason for why they were happening. This was one more reason that we should be given immediate access to our support channel, something that was not happening. That said, we’ve started with the Top-Up flow — but this change will be extended to all the errors that our users are faced with when using the AppCoins Wallet.

Also, many small bug fixes were included in this release, as we do not want to forget the small (and some very important) details!

Design update

As mentioned above, we will be focusing on the layout improvements regarding the landscape orientation of a device. So, the next step is the proper onboarding designed for landscape.

One small improvement, suggested by our development team, was to have access to our support channel in the Settings of the application.

The main reason for this is to avoid having our Github repository filled with a lot of non-code related issues, that can end with a slower response time-rate.

Now that we have this option in Settings, it allows users to select between reporting an issue or reporting a bug. Let us know in the comments, if you think this is a better way to do it!

Following last month’s protocol KPIs performance, on this ANU we have collected the values from April, regarding both flows using AppCoins, IAP and User Acquisition, the number of apps downloaded with the integration of AppCoins, as well as indicators from the SDK, as the table shows below.

As always, you’re invited to follow our work regarding all of the products we’re working on:

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At the time of writing, the current market cap is close to $3,130M USD, with $35,417 USD in volume in the last 24 hours across these exchanges: Binance (68.99%), Huobi (30.96%) and Kyber Network (0.05%).

Since the last ANU, APPC value has witnessed a high of $0.033 USD on May 2nd, and a low of $0.027 USD on April 22nd. You can see more info about APPC markets at Coinmarketcap.

Name: Pedro Dinis
Role: Growth Hacker
Bio: Pedro is responsible for developing a data-driven mindset in the company and understanding Aptoide users behavior, as well as the relationship between all Aptoide products. Ultimately, he’s a key factor in improving user experience between products and growing the Aptoide user base. In his spare time, Pedro enjoys doing sports and playing online FPS.

Missed one of our previous publications? Not to worry. You can read them right here:

ANU#60 — New AppCoins Wallet Release and Pay As A Guest

ANU#59 — Local Payment Updates and User Incentive Bonus

ANU#58 — New Payment Methods and Wallet Design updates!

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