this is my first forum post, so idk if anybody will see it lol
that being said, i’ve been holding on to a few ideas that i’d like to put out there!
…ok, basically one idea, but it’s a BIG one
one of the main things that could make byte stand out, in my opinion, is just making the app slick and fun to use! every app that has tabs at the bottom, including byte, lets you switch through them by tapping. this is fine, but i think that it would be really cool to have some animations or effects happen when switching through. clearly, the byte team knows how to design things; just look at the beautiful graphics for categories! so, i think that they could get really creative with how the app transitions through different tabs and categories!
Better Search System
obviously, this is less of a creative idea, and more of a request…
simply just add filters to search by (followers, alphabetical, etc.)! also, make it easier to search by showing popular users even if a letter is off. for example, it can feel impossible to find @senorpequenos if i don’t remember how to spell his username …which i commonly do.
another request, that i think would be really helpful for me to keep up with people. not much to say about this one… i’d just like to see it someday
plus, for the sake of being different from tiktok, i think that this is still a feature that they don’t have as well.
BONUS IDEA: Swipes Instead of Taps
a very ambitious idea that i never expect to see, but i still think it’s worth sharing:
making the app designed so that swiping can accomplish as much as taps do. i know this idea sounds weird, but hear me out! imagine swiping through the entire app, through the categories, tabs, profiles, EVERYTHING! again, only as an alternative to tapping things. i think that this could make the app stand out and very fun to use. and if people find it irritating, they don’t have to use it!
if anyone found this post, i hope u found it interesting!