Case Khor

Don’t push me

David Smith writes:

First run experiences are important. They set the tone for your customer’s experience with your app. I know lots of developers who spend days and weeks carefully crafting every detail of the first time you open their app. It should invite you in and make you feel at home.

The opposite of a great first run experience is a trend I’ve started seeing more and more within the App Store. Upon first run of the app I’m immediately greeted with [a request to allow the app to send push notifications to the user].

“[App name] would like to send you push you push notifications” and similar prompts are the iOS equivalent of User Account Control (UAC). An arguably necessary evil? Incredibly annoying nonetheless.