View Poll Results: Do you like the new UI for OneDrive (v4.4.0.0)?

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  • Yes, it's the right direction for evolving the modern UI

    10 30.30%
  • I'm not bothered either way

    8 24.24%
  • No, it's a backwards step and a nod to Android

    15 45.45%
01-07-2015 05:27 AM
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  1. envio's Avatar
    OneDrive for WP8.1 has been updated to v4.4 bringing with it a new UI layout and one that has effectively killed off the Metro UI. Gone is the elegant, clean, fluid pivot menu and in comes the Android-style hamburger amongst other things. It looks like Microsoft has abandoned its own principals with a tier 1 product. The UI layout comes with a big blue bar, hamburger, mini-icons, smaller menu names and the oddly placed search function. What does the community think of this new direction?

    I personally don't like it and it's strong enough for me to put up a uservoice suggestion to revert it back the way it was. Revert the pivot menu UI for WP ? Customer Feedback for Microsoft

    This update is a big nod to Android and not in a good way. The design looks lazy and ill-thought out. The modern UI has been sacrificed but I'm not sure why. What does everyone think, am I alone here, are Microsoft heading in the right direction?
    iamakii, Bobvfr and neo158 like this.
    10-28-2014 07:11 AM
  2. colinkiama's Avatar
    Let Microsoft update this. The only thing android like is the hamburger button. Let's wait a few updates at least. The only reason they changed to this design was so it was easy to change to different accounts(business and personal)
    msirapian likes this.
    10-28-2014 07:17 AM
  3. envio's Avatar
    My fear is that if we say nothing and just accept this as it is, then the likelihood is that other teams will go that way too until its virtually too late to stop the rot. I felt I needed to speak up for the modern UI.
    neo158 likes this.
    10-28-2014 07:39 AM
  4. shann123's Avatar
    I'm going to have to agree with envio. The new UI looks like an Android port. I might expect and accept that from a Android-first third-party developer but the MS team should really try to make MS products shine in Windows Phone.
    neo158, iamakii and Captains like this.
    10-28-2014 08:16 AM
  5. nallWhite's Avatar
    I don't like it either. We should be taking this BS to social media and make MS look like crap for doing it.
    neo158 and iamakii like this.
    10-28-2014 09:52 AM
  6. twint7787's Avatar
    I also created a thread on user voice but this thread has the most votes so I suggest hoping on this
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...t-copy-android
    neo158 and envio like this.
    10-28-2014 09:54 AM
  7. fgaudet's Avatar
    Really, going up in arms and calling out MS on yet another trivial detail? There is just no pleasing this crowd.

    MS goes left, everyone screams, outrages, calls treason, riots, etc.
    MS goes right, ditto.
    MS goes forward, double ditto.
    MS does nothing, you guessed it : triple ditto.

    FFS people, relax. Modern UI is great and lovely, but it may not be the absolute best solution for every, single, thing.

    This new update is faster and more functional, I like it.

    First world problems FTL.
    10-28-2014 10:06 AM
  8. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I don't see how this "sacrifices the Modern UI". So it has a hamburger menu. Seriously, is the menu the only thing that makes a UI good to you?

    And would you be willing to make sure it isn't easily discoverable (as the hamburger menu has become) just for your ideological purity?
    fgaudet and Yari90 like this.
    10-28-2014 10:12 AM
  9. Waylon Payne's Avatar
    I'm fine with it, actually like it. Just wish they added functionality to multiselect from different folders concurrently (for mail attachment purposes). Otherwise its cool.
    10-28-2014 10:12 AM
  10. nallWhite's Avatar
    I don't see how this "sacrifices the Modern UI". So it has a hamburger menu. Seriously, is the menu the only thing that makes a UI good to you?

    And would you be willing to make sure it isn't easily discoverable (as the hamburger menu has become) just for your ideological purity?
    Windroid here we come
    neo158 likes this.
    10-28-2014 10:14 AM
  11. twint7787's Avatar
    Really, going up in arms and calling out MS on yet another trivial detail? There is just no pleasing this crowd.

    MS goes left, everyone screams, outrages, calls treason, riots, etc.
    MS goes right, ditto.
    MS goes forward, double ditto.
    MS does nothing, you guessed it : triple ditto.

    FFS people, relax. Modern UI is great and lovely, but it may not be the absolute best solution for every, single, thing.

    This new update is faster and more functional, I like it.

    First world problems FTL.
    The only good thing about this update is the performance.
    Let me ask you a question. If all apps on windows phone were to look like this, why would you not buy an Android phone?
    Design is important. If you don't care about it that's fine, but this is a big deal. This app looks SOOOO much like an Android app. It doesn't belong on the platform in its current state.
    I also agree that some apps need more functional modern design, but all MS did here was use the design that Android currently uses. I just can't see how this helps to distinguish Windows phone. Why not evolve your own unique UI?
    However, I know it was done because they want a more seamless experience across devices, but doesn't it worry you that they choose Android design over your own?
    If they make their IOS app look like this then idk what to say...
    10-28-2014 10:25 AM
  12. Gwenddoleu's Avatar
    Personally I don't like at all the hamburger. Same in Xbox Smartglass :-( Really not user-friendly, especially on >5inch screens.
    10-28-2014 10:28 AM
  13. fgaudet's Avatar
    Windroid here we come
    Oh cry me a bloody river. Every OS gets some inspiration from the other OSes.
    10-28-2014 10:28 AM
  14. ajaya p's Avatar
    Please help.
    When I choose a file after press upload my phone automatically always restart.
    plz solve
    10-28-2014 10:43 AM
  15. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Windroid here we come
    What? Using a hamburger menu makes it just like Android? So everything else doesn't matter? I find it amazing, by the way, that people aren't realizing that "this looks a little like an Android app" because ANDROID TOOK THEIR MATERIAL DESIGN FROM MICROSOFT.
    Donny James and Yari90 like this.
    10-28-2014 11:06 AM
  16. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    The only good thing about this update is the performance.
    Let me ask you a question. If all apps on windows phone were to look like this, why would you not buy an Android phone?
    Design is important. If you don't care about it that's fine, but this is a big deal. This app looks SOOOO much like an Android app. It doesn't belong on the platform in its current state.
    I also agree that some apps need more functional modern design, but all MS did here was use the design that Android currently uses. I just can't see how this helps to distinguish Windows phone. Why not evolve your own unique UI?
    However, I know it was done because they want a more seamless experience across devices, but doesn't it worry you that they choose Android design over your own?
    If they make their IOS app look like this then idk what to say...
    Material Design is just a tweaked Metro UI. :|
    10-28-2014 11:07 AM
  17. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    Yes the new app is great, and metro is going in the right direction.
    I personally want to see more colour in apps, instead of this bland white text on a black background thing most apps have got going on.

    Oh, and the huge headers that some apps still have (thankfully xbox music got rid of it) need to be eliminated
    Donny James, Yari90 and fgaudet like this.
    10-28-2014 11:34 AM
  18. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    Material Design is just a tweaked Metro UI. :|
    Keep telling yourself that
    10-28-2014 11:34 AM
  19. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Keep telling yourself that
    I will, since it's true.
    Donny James likes this.
    10-28-2014 11:54 AM
  20. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    It's lazy Android-user friendly designed garbage. Big fugly hamburger button in the worst possible place, slide out menu, clunky use of icons. This isn't Metro/Modern.

    playstore.pngwp_ss_20141028_0001.png

    This is Metro/Modern.
    wp_ss_20141027_0001.png

    If you can't see the difference or think this is a step in the right direction then follow this link. It will lead you to what you're looking for.
    envio, neo158, zapppa83 and 5 others like this.
    10-28-2014 11:57 AM
  21. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    In the 3rd picture, the titlebars of each pivot section are unnesecarily huge.
    Also, the pivot has not been removed. The titlebars have just been replaced with images.
    10-28-2014 12:02 PM
  22. TheRickshaw's Avatar
    Those who have a problem with the new look view it as uninspired, or inspiration coming from uninspired stuff.
    10-28-2014 12:10 PM
  23. theefman's Avatar
    So the Skype team is all ios and the onedrive team is all spydroid. Just need the Windows 10 team to go all linuxy and we're set! /s
    a5cent and Kavu2 like this.
    10-28-2014 12:12 PM
  24. envio's Avatar
    In the 3rd picture, the titlebars of each pivot section are unnesecarily huge.
    Also, the pivot has not been removed. The titlebars have just been replaced with images.
    What you suggest as "unnecessarily huge" is exactly what makes the Metro design language what it is. Oversized, beautiful typography that creates clean and elegant menus. The new UI uses a hamburger + mini-icons + small menu text that all try to make what can only be described politely as a confused menu system. This is not progress.
    theefman, neo158, a5cent and 3 others like this.
    10-28-2014 12:15 PM
  25. envio's Avatar
    I also created a thread on user voice but this thread has the most votes so I suggest hoping on this
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...t-copy-android
    Thanks, voted. Sent a cheeky tweet to the OneDrive team, let's see if they bite. @onedrive: #saynotohamburgerUI
    neo158 likes this.
    10-28-2014 12:35 PM
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