As many within the Snapchat community certainly confirm, the social media app has continuously been a bit of a nightmare to use on android, its slow and buggy performance causing abundant frustration and annoyance among users.
But that should currently be history after Snap Inc. declared on Monday, April 8 the launch of a revamped Snapchat app for android.
Having tried repeatedly to repair the android version of the app through ongoing updates, Snapchat’s developer team eventually realized that the underlying problems could solely be resolved by fully rebuilding the software.
While the interface remains for the most part the same, the experience of using Snapchat should currently be rather more pleasing, starting with the app opening 200th quicker than the old version. Smoother swiping and faster loading times of Snapchat’s numerous features should also be noticeable.
Snap’s developer team told android Police that one of the most challenges was to create the app so that it would run smoothly on the majority of android devices, not simply the latest, most advanced handsets. The massive number of various android devices made this a complex task, although they believe that over a year’s work on the project has finally paid off.
“Our ideal goal was that people shouldn’t really notice that the app is actually entirely modified up from underneath them, except everything should be way quicker,” Snapchat executive Jacob Andreou said.
The team added that currently the re-creation of Snapchat for android has been discharged; it’s possible that upcoming options could land on Google’s mobile OS before hitting iOS, reversing the same old routine.
The Los Angeles-based company will be hoping the new android app will attract new users as it seeks to bolster its business in 2019.
Company figures discharged earlier this year revealed the app had 186 million daily users during the final 3 months of 2018, the precise same number as the previous quarter. That followed 2 consecutive quarters of decline in Snapchat’s user base, attributed for the most part to a widely panned redesign of the app’s interface released by the corporate in early 2018, although its poor android usability won’t have helped, either. Sales of $390 million at the end of 2018 marked a 36% increase on the final quarter in 2017, whereas Snap’s internet loss narrowed to $192 million.
The launch of the remodeled android app comes several days after Snap declared a number of partnerships with other firms to incorporate Snapchat options like Stories into other apps, as well as new camera functions and its 1st original game, known as Bitmoji Party.