The (new) iOS 8 yerdle: Wish Lists, Explore Tab and more

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Meet the new iOS8 yerdle!

Our product team spent the last several months working on a big, juicy challenge: with thousands of new items posted to yerdle every day, how do we help you sift through everything and find the perfect thing for you?

We've come up with some really exciting new features and upgrades to help you, as well as rolled out some shiny new iOS 8-inspired design.

Here are 3 key highlights:

1. Wish List - Tell us what you want, and we'll notify you when we've got it. You can add anything you're searching for to your "Wish List" — it's your own curated stream of things you're looking for on yerdle.

2. Explore Tab - Your one-stop shop to explore what yerdle has to offer. We've launched brand new categories, such as "Sports & Outdoor" and "Hobbies & DIY," so you can dive into things you're interested in.

3. iOS 8-inspired Design - Our new design features larger images and targeted information, allowing you to browse faster and smarter. We think you'll love the sleek, simple iOS 8 look.

And here's even more information with detailed screenshots to walk you through what's new:

Wish Lists. This new feature enables you to easily add any item you search for, to a special area called your "Wish List." Once an item is added to your Wish List, yerdle will populate that area with matches we've found.

Here's how it works: Search for any item by clicking on the explore button. Once in the explore screen, click on the magnifying glass and type in the item you're searching for. You can add items to your Wish List a few ways. When an item you're looking for isn't available on yerdle a plus sign will pop up to prompt you to add the item to your list:

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To view your wishlists:

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New Profile Screen Design: Our updated Profile Screen shows how many exchanges you've completed. My Items Tab has been re-organized into Watching, Getting, and Giving sections and to-do items are now split up and placed in their respective Getting and Giving sections.

 

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Exploration, exploration! We hope you like our updated home screen, explore tab, and clearer categories & sub-categories. We're also really excited about the addition of a newsfeed! This section will feature promotions, collections, and community stories.

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Grid Stream View with 4 items per page: Our new stream design features larger images and targeted information, enabling you to browse faster and smarter.

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Some updates to note: With this design we've decided to remove both following and friends features - but this is temporary! We're beginning a new approach to social activity on yerdle, following with this release.

"Following" on yerdle isn't working the way we had expected and we're going to strip it away as we rebuild it. It takes up a lot of code and space and isn't widely used.

Our general goal with major features is to ensure that at least 1/3 of users are regularly using them -- "following" isn't making the cut right now. When we notice that something isn't working, we either kill the feature or improve it. With following, we believe there's a place for it, but we need to untangle it before we rebuild it.

We understand that this is a lot to take in and with any update, we expect that there may be a bit of a learning curve, and its our top priority to make this transition as smooth as possible.

If you have questions or are confused about any of the new features, check out our Support Center.  As with all things at yerdle, your feedback is the best way for us to build an even better experience. If you have any feedback or questions, please contact our Happiness Team support (at) yerdle.com.