As we’ve quietly launched our new Android app, we felt it time to explain it’s main features and advantages. We hope you’ll try it out yourself. And in case you’re wondering about the iPhone app, we’ll soon announce an update of this app too. But, let’s start with Android first.
Android app look and feel
First of all, we’ve learned from an earlier mobile version of our site, so we decided to keep the look and feel of the new app identical to our desktop version. Even in Dark mode. This way, your information is readily available at any time and place, on mobile phone or tablet.
So you’ll find the well-known header with a search bar, pages button, and your icon to take you to the Me menu.
To keep your header from feeling cluttered, we had to drop some buttons. So we’ve lost the share button and the add content button. If you want to share the page, you can find this option by clicking the page name and selecting the editing option of your page. To add content, you can scroll down to the bottom of your list of widgets, and click the big plus.
We’ve also decided to display the headers of your widgets in one scrollable column. You can expand and collapse them by tapping them.
To us, these choices feel natural, and we hope you agree.
Add bookmarks faster
The main advantage of the Android app to the mobile version of start.me is that you can add bookmarks on-the-fly. Now you don’t have to copy and paste the address to the bookmarks widget you prefer. You can simply hit the share button of any page. start.me will appear among the options.
When you select it, you’ll see a menu where you can enter the name and destination of your bookmark.
If you want to learn more about sharing in Android, there’s this article by Gadget Hacks.
We fixed a bug that made it impossible to log in with your Google account. You can also use other social media accounts to log in, like Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter or Yahoo.
And did we mention that it’s free for all users? So just go ahead to the Android store and start downloading today.
- Author: Stefan van Dierendonck