I feel like I’ve been at 99% for so long that I can barely remember a time when the core app wasn’t actually usable.
Of course, I’m being somewhat hyperbolic here as I can obviously remember a time when this application was just stuck in my very head and not much of anything.
But, the last few months I’ve been using the application in the wild (as well as 50+ alpha testers) and I’ve been spending that time refining the system to a fine point.
And this hasn’t just been in terms of the actual feature-set (which is more rich now than it’s ever been) but also the actual UI.
This is pretty nuts but I’ve done a complete touch-up of the interface design for the upcoming release of OS X Yosemite. Here’s a sneak peek:
Again, it’s pretty crazy to be updating the UI to a version 2.0 even before the app is released but strangely I’ve been down this road before – I changed the UI (and even the logo and brand icon) of Pressgram before it was even released to the public and then another major UI update a few months later.
More work? Of course. But will it create a unique and distinct experience for my users? Absolutely. I’m just one guy who’s trying to make one writing app that’ll make an impression on writers and publishers who love their writing experience. I think I’m on the right track.