Twitter: The wonderful but imperfect (as always) system

June, 15 2020 Tech

As usual for software engineers, we would discuss various systems, why they are successful or a failure, what they are doing to remain at the top and what they need to do better.

I raised an issue of UI I have observed with twitter, which is that their Direct Message notification is not friendly and can cause any busy or non-meticulous user a lot of damage.

I will use scenarios of images screen-munched and merged from a mobile twitter application to explain my claim below;

Photo 1 - What you think

What you think the inbox will look like when you receive a notification.

What you think the inbox will look like when you receive a notification.

Photo 2 - What it is

What the inbox actually looks like

What the inbox actually looks like

Photo 3 - What it should be

What it should actually look like. Notice the notification number.

What it should actually look like. Notice the notification number.

Thoughts

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Let me know in the comments section on twitter or on LinkedIn


By Nuhu Ibrahim

Full Stack Web and Desktop Developer