For starters, I like Memrise very much. Maybe I can even call myself a hardcore fan. Memrise app for Android is clearly one of my favourite apps and I’m using it everyday for almost two years and a half. I think all of the other language/memorizing apps are not even staying close to it.
But, guys, what are you doing to your app recently is a sheer disaster. Last year you have invented Ziggy and only user’s avalanche of criticism forced you to bid him farewell. But you ain’t learned nothing from that story and it’s just one example from many others alike. Practically every big update is bringing something terrible to the users.
Some time ago you started to roll out a pack of the brand new improvements. At first tips notifications disappeared. OK, I can live with this. Then you changed “continue” button, which lead to overlapping in the bottom of the app during learning sessions. OK, it’s just some inconvenience, but not the end of the world.
The latest update: you have decided to change the size of the flashcards. Now screen consists of two parts: 1) new word takes about 2/3 with emptiness around it (hey, what happened to the other lines, pronunciation and whatnot?) 2) translation of this word which takes about 1/3 in the bottom and sometimes you should to scroll down to see what you are learning.
It’s a fudging invention, hats off, guys! Seriously, now we have to do more movements to learn new words. This is a very cool “improvement”.
You know, there are proverbs like “The best is the enemy of the good” and “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” you should have heard of and maybe think about them.
Anyways, there is a lot of some real bugs in the app, why don’t you fix them instead? Why there is no search button in the courses? (just an idea)
Also, why don’t you decide once and for all: are we flying into outer space or just planting some pretty flowers here on Earth?