Experiment 01 — Smooth Scrolling

The first experiment of the Mobile+AI Lab is around the scrolling experience in the mobile app.

The main purpose of the Feedly mobile app is to allow you to quickly skim through 50 to 100 articles, pick and read 3 to 10 of them, and share or save the most interesting ones.

How easily and naturally you skim through articles is the most important part of the experience.

In the existing Feedly mobile app, we have a paged scrolling experience — mainly for performance reasons.

Given that we are starting the new Feedly mobile application from scratch, we thought that it would be interesting to explore a smooth scrolling experience and see if it makes skimming through 50 to 100 articles more seamless and effortless.

Questions for the Lab participants:

Question 1. Download the Feedly Lab iOS app and log into your Feedly account. Scroll through your Today stream, and then let us know if the new scrolling experience feels better than the current paged scrolling.

Question 2. On average, how many articles can you scroll through before your eyes get tired?

—Looking forward to talking more about this in the Lab Slack channel!


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Introducing the Mobile+AI Lab

The Feedly mobile app was created during the Google Reader shutdown storm. During the past 5 years, the app has delivered on its promise and helped millions of curious minds connect to their favorite sources and topics on the go.

Today we are launching an initiative called the Mobile+AI Lab. In our minds, this is an opportunity to work with you, the Feedly community, to create a faster, simpler, and smarter Feedly.

We’re inviting 100 Feedly mobile users to join the Lab and work closely with the design and dev team as we explore new ideas.

We want this process to be as open and collaborative as possible.

We will be pushing a new Lab app and updating it every week or so with your features and experiments. We are starting with iOS in July and plan to expand to Android in August.

Conversations between the Feedly team and the community will happen on Slack, where we will collect ideas and feedback. We think this will help us iterate quickly and create a meaningful dialogue.

If you love the web and you love reading, this is a unique opportunity to have a big impact on what the next version of Feedly looks like. Click the button below to get started with a short survey:

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We’re happy to have such a caring, engaged community. It’s exciting to connect with you, our customers. We can’t wait to learn from you.

– Edwin, Petr, Emily, Dallas, John, Clement, Eduardo, and Marina