I used to love Memrise, used it a lot. One of the things that made it stand out to me was the design. I loved how going from planet to planet added a lot more to leveling up. It added a certain level of charm to the whole thing that made me smile. That and the extra features made me want to support the developers more, and I subscribed.
But then out of the blue the redesign happened. No communication, nothing, boom, redesign. Fine, I’m open to change.
But this redesign sucked out all of the charm that Memrise had. What was left was this husk of a corporate shell. Nothing better than a menu at a fast food restaurant. It was sad, I stopped using the app because of it. I left a review on the play store, changed my 5 stars down to 2, gave a reasoning.
But the thing that really frustrated me in this whole thing was the lack of communication. The lack of a response. No one was asked about this redesign, and no one was listened to when they said that they didn’t like it. It seems as if no one is out there asking about the redesign, asking what they think. And no one is being listened to. You may have noticed that I said no one a lot, and this is what I feel like I was treated like, a no one.
I would like to come back to the website, and perhaps be a subscriber again. But until this design is fixed, and the communication issue resolved, I will be looking for alternatives for my language learning needs.
Thanks for all the good memories.