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Disqus
Disqus
Jan 2014

Developed for Windows Phone, the Disqus app is a mobile gateway to thousands of live discussions across the Disqus community. Users can easily find, follow and discuss the stuff worth talking about on thousands of topics.


Visuals

  • A colourful video full of bespoke animations is used to introduce the application, and explain its many features.
  • The user interface is high contrast and well aligned with the Disqus brand.
  • The application uses the native Segoe font, ensuring a clean, light, and open look.
  • Buttons, dialogues and iconography all use the default Modern UI look.
  • Colour coding is used to identify key categories and improve wayfinding.
  • User avatars are highly optimised to improve performance.

Interaction

  • On launch, the application presents a vertical list containing common discussion categories. Users can further filter each category by conversation or community.
  • Tapping a conversation reveals the full discussion, and a link to the original article on the web. While in conversation view, users can also discover interesting people by clicking on any commenter’s name to reveal their full commenting history.
  • When inputting a comment, users can tap an “@” icon on the application bar to reveal a list of Disqus users that they may wish to direct their message to.
  • Users can navigate back from all views using the dedicated hardware key.
  • Users can navigate back from all views using the dedicated hardware key.

Overall

  • Users can also share a comment using social media by tapping an icon on the application bar.
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