How much do you really use your smart phone in a day? The results may surprise you. Today I take a look at the Moment screen time tracker to see if their app can woo me enough to make me a user. What do you think? Leave your comments below!
- Permission priming. The app lets me know why it will ask for permission it actually prompts me to allow it, that way I can see the value it will provide.
NOT A FAN:
- The requirement to select "Always Allow" for location permission wasn't clear to me. It's hidden in tiny text on a notification prompt. Moment had an entire screen dedicated to why it needed my location info...seems like the perfect chance to explicitly say the option I need to choose.
- Not a whole lot of data in here once you get set up. It's one of those apps where you'll need to come back in to see how it's going. This is a challenge because the user can easily leave the app without seeing any value. This is likely the reason they asked for notification permission at the start. I do think that they could think more on what value they could provide to a user right away. Perhaps it's stats on their users or tips to decrease your usage. They seem to have something similar in their "Coach" section, but it's too detailed for me. Strip that section to the bones and present it right after the user allows the required permission.
- As I think about it, if they are going to insist on a permission flow at the outset, I'd prefer it was full screen and better designed so that they can get all of the necessary information in without it looking so cluttered. It's not like the app that's hiding in the background is very pretty anyway, so it's not much of a tease to leave it sitting there with an opaque filter.
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