Snap Finally Realise The Android Snapchat App Is Poor
The Snapchat application on the Android platform is underdeveloped compared with the Apple iOS version, and parent company, Snap, has finally realised it needs to “accelerate the adoption of our product among Android users.” If you are an Android user of Snapchat, you can breathe a small sigh of relief at this: the Android Snapchat application has been substandard compared with the iPhone application for as long as I can remember. Now, Snap are working to improve this.
What’s prompted Snap to realise that the Android Snapchat application is substandard? The company appears to have largely ignored negative feedback and bug reports about the current app for a long time. However, it seems that money has a way of attracting the company’s attention more than users: Snap’s results for the third quarter 2017 were poorer than the company was expecting. The company has promised a rewrite of the user interface, which has already reached some users. More importantly, Evan Spiegel, Snap’s Chief Executive Officer, has promised that the development team will be building an all-new Android application. The new app will be “built from the ground up,” so it’ll be faster, smarter and – Snap hopes – just the thing to draw in more Android users than the current application.
Time will tell if Snap’s reinvention of the Android Snapchat client is too little, too late. From my own experience of Snapchat, the Android application has been horrid to use, suffering from delays, slowdowns, and high battery use. I’d certainly try a rewritten app, but it would have to be something special to draw me in. Spiegel is quoted as saying: “we wish we had done this sooner,” and I agree.
SOURCE [Android Authority]