Zipwhip Snooze Concept Feature
September 19, 2012 8 Comments
If you have a significant other, chances are at some point you’ve missed a phone call or plain forgot to reply to a text message. Dudes, are we in agreement here? It might be especially bad around our office, where a lot of employees have back-to-back meetings and response to voice mail and texts can be slow to nonexistent. Regardless, I’m sure that at some point your sensitivity has been called into question whether you’re a construction worker or a coder. It’s OK in some cases, say with your football buddies, but not with spouses. Oh no.
Enter the concept of the “snooze feature.” Although we joke about it being a relationship saver, it really does have the potential to keep you out of trouble with your loved ones. The idea is that you can drag a message bubble onto the alarm clock in the toolbar on the side of the screen. You’ll then be alerted 30 minutes later that you need to respond to the text. It’s pretty nifty.
There’s also a Facebook and Twitter option. They would work the same was as the snooze option, except you would be posting to one of your social channels (after initial authentication) instead of requesting a reminder. The icon you see at the very bottom of the toolbar is a little different. It allows you to store your messages. As an example, say you get an address to a dinner party you’re attending this weekend via text. You just grab that message, drag it and drop it. You can view it whenever you want, and erase it when you’re done with it. Think of it as our version of a post-it note feature.
Again, this is just a concept feature. We like to share this type of stuff with our users though, because if there is enough excitement about a given feature we can fast track it into production. Check out the screenshots below, as well as the quick video we put together that gives you a better idea of how the feature would operate in real time. Happy texting everyone.
Notice the toolbar attached to the side of your screen. You can drag it anywhere you please (vertically) and it always snaps to the side of your screen.
A Zipwhip Riser Bubble fades in.
You drag the bubble to the Snooze icon.
After you drag and drop your bubble. It is now sitting in the Snooze area.
If you mouse over it, it zooms in to actually show you the content of your message sitting in the snooze area. Obviously in the prototype no content is showing in the bubble, but it would in production.
Likewise, this floaty toolbar would allow you to do other things than just snooze your message. It would also let you post it to Facebook and Twitter.
It would also allow an area for just storing messages that you want to refer to like it’s a post-it note.