I definitely don’t like when apps goof up that I am using, but I also don’t like when the product spits back something I can’t understand. To that end, I thought I would share my two favorite error messages, since there are plenty of apps which give me strange strings which doesn’t often help with troubleshooting and can confuse a user.
Delta has this one which embraces lingo from their industry and doesn’t try to do any real explanation.
and here is my favorite from an iPhone app, My6Sense.
This is the type of stuff you get when you allow yourself not to take yourself too seriously when developing a product. It also makes it fun to use the app and allows the user to go “yeah, I goof up too sometimes, I should expect this from the apps I use too”.
Uh Oh, something went wrong! http://bit.ly/fPvqml
Uh Oh, something went wrong! http://bit.ly/eK3236
Uh Oh, something went wrong! http://bit.ly/hjsmEQ via @spatially
Haha I like the 2nd one. Also wondering when you sleep. You keep the hours of someone with a newborn… 🙂
I keep hours of a person with 4 kids, a crazy travel schedule which makes me wonder what day/timezone it is and a guy that tries to keep on top of the whole thing which is tough/fun. Although, the newborn thing hopefully is doing you well DF.