Auto-Upgrade all users to the newer and more performant look
In October 2021, we launched the new look of Podio with fresh colors, retina-ready icons and modernised components. Since then, the new user interface (UI) has received a lot of love from our users and as of today, more than 99% of our active users have shifted to the new look.
While launching the UI, we gave our users the flexibility to turn on the new look and switch back to the old Podio look if needed. This allowed our users to compare both the looks, share their feedback and embrace the new look at their own convenience. We have taken a note of all the feedback and issues raised and tried to incorporate them incrementally. If your feedback has not been incorporated yet, it does not mean we haven't heard you, but it is most likely in our backlog and competing with other productive and beautiful stuff we are trying to build for you.
In these 10 months, we have reached a pretty stable state of the new look being launched in both web and mobile apps and we have started adding user experience (UX) enhancements to the new look to make it not just an aesthetic change but to offer you a better UX as well. Please look out for upcoming product news on our next set of UI additions.
Further, with the upgraded technology utilised for the new look and feature improvements like the App View Pane Improvement launched on the new look, it also offers our users a more performant interface and likely opens up the UI for many more UX innovations.
Based on the success we have seen in the new look so far and considering most of our active users have completely transitioned into the new look, we have now decided to deprecate the old look.
- The old look will be deprecated on 30th August 2022
What happens on Deprecation:
- If you are on the new look, the option to switch back to the old look will no longer be available
- If you are on the old look, you will be auto-upgraded to the new look.
As mentioned above, the new look is a stepping stone for many more UX additions to follow. Having to support only the new look will help us expedite these UX enhancements and serve you better!
Pallabi - Podio Product Manager
I can't speak for other companies but we switched over because 10 months ago Podio announced that deprecation was imminent and when I asked what "imminent" meant I never got an answer. So while I appreciate the work I can say that my team switched to the new look because we thought it was required, not because we liked it.
Feedback: please fix the the filtered views! They change locations and are slower to load, Podio missed whatever target they were shooting for and it is a legitimate downgrade. My team unanimously hates it and from the forums it seems that overwhelmingly Podio users hate it.
I am interested in hearing what other UX updates Podio has planned because it's been disappointing so far, especially with the stability issues like Podio's API dying for Java, .net, and C# libraries.
I would much rather see increased support and meaningful changes.
This so-called "upgraded" look is absolutely horrendous. The entire platform's color scheme is now WAY too bright (to the point that it physically hurts my eyes). Thankfully the author of the Podio Super Menu browser extension saw fit to give us a "Make new Teal UI nicer" option which somewhat mutes the atrocious bright teal.
Also, Whose brilliant idea was it to split views into two tabs? I work all day in podio and really don't feel like constantly swapping tabs back and forth between Team & Private views.
Are You F*%$ kidding me??? You declare that 99% of users are agree with the new UI? Screw this, GET BACK the OLD Look.
Just make a vote, inside the Podio, and everyone will see, who will vote for new look.
For sure, it looks like You are pretty smart guys, just have no idea what is ergonomy about, for health, eyes and etc. Just kick out Your UX/UI designer.
I am so disappointed about this.
Hi Robert Buchanan and Matt Angell Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Apart from the conversion rates to the new UI, we have also been tracking feedback and doing customer interviews to understand the pain points. If you would like to discuss further one-on-one, feel free to schedule a meeting on my calendar at https://calendly.com/pallabi-patnaik-citrix/30min.
Yes we do have plans of UX modifications to our app page, table view, filters etc. and these would be incrementally added over a period of time. Please keep track of our product news section to learn more about when they would be available.
Regarding the new design of the app view pane, it has proven to load much faster than in the old UI due to the addition of pagination in the list of views. To support this pagination and retain the last used view functionality from the old UI we are needed to bring the last used view on the top. So only the position of the last used view changes while all other views remain intact. However, we have noted this as a common feedback and will try to make it less confusing. Having said that, I hope you are able to benefit from the segregation of team vs private views, more real estate with collapsible app description and reduction in unnecessary view creation that in turn benefits the app load time.
// Pallabi - Podio Product Manager
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