|The reason I use Messenger|
- Facebook's separate app for Messenger
- Foursquare's check-in app Swarm
- Dropbox's app dedicated to photo sharing
- Evernote, uhh, doing something (what's Evernote?)
Why did all the unbundling occur? It could be caused by the next trend - the Hamburger Button. You know, that ubiquitous button with the three horizontal lines. It's in every mobile app ever made. It's even on some websites when you view them on your desktop computer. What does it do? Nobody really knows. You just have to push it once and see what happens.
Don't get too excited, it probably just hides a bunch of features that are seldom used. So there's features in your app which you probably don't use, but the app maker doesn't want to remove them. Weren't we just talking about features in your apps that you do use and the app maker removes them? Weird, I know.
|Typical Hamburger Buttons - Click Here for...Something!|
But I'd prefer to see it taken to some absurd extreme first. For example, when will I see an app using buttons like these very creative icons by Nick Meloy?
|Hamburger Buttons, by Nick Meloy|
So, why not make an app with just the Hamburger Button? Especially if it actually gets you a hamburger.
|Amphibian.com comic for November 14, 2014|