The zeebox team apparently debated quite a bit whether to stick with the tabbed interface that had been used in the social network for TV app, or to shift those options to a hamburger menu. The team eventually decided on a cleaner UI, and the redesign got great reviews on both Android and iOS. But, the trouble was shown in the app's analytics, where the team found that user engagement had dropped almost in half, because they simply weren't seeing the same options on-screen.
Overall, users spent less time in the app, because what they saw on screen was all they interacted with. Ultimately, it seems that the only options that should be dropped into a side drawer are settings and other rarely-used options.
What do you guys think? Do you often go into hamburger menus?
source: The Next Web
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both- ex. google newstand. http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/newsst
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:30 PM 1
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I think its funny that Facebook went from hamburger to tab ui
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:31 PM 2
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They did? I refuse to use the regular app (Since I do not agree to them reading my texts, using my camera, etc.) so I just use the website, and it still is heavily hamburger reliant, the only "tabs" are for the notifications for friend requests, messages, and notifications. Honestly, I like tabs more. I always liked the look of Twitter more than Facebook.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:35 PM 0
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I like hamburger menu, but can see why tab is more effective.
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 9:35 PM 6
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I wonder why developers are not giving their apps the coloured statusbar! Not even in Google apps!
posted on Apr 08, 2014, 10:11 PM 0
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'Hmmmm.....hamburgers' ~ Homer J. Simpson
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 12:06 AM 2
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top has less functions and side has more functions but for the user experience is better to have the top cause the control and the menu is with the content and not instead so it only depends on the UX and the target of the app want if it needs side or top each one have it own advanteges and disadvantages
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 12:41 AM 0
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I did not even know they were called hamburger menues. I just called them the crappy little things that I have to use if I see them. As a user I should never have to dig into menus except for rarely used settings. So tabs or something else is better for me.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 10:42 AM 0
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Makes me think of Windows Phones original App. I liked it better than the current one that uses the Hamburger menu. The pivot style was nicely done but the App did have a bug with the newsfeed. I think they should've just fixed that.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:00 PM 0
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