Funny app that needs much more work
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 21 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
UI feels cluttered
Super for Android is an extremely quirky and bright reimagination of Instagram. It maintains similar ideas like posting pictures with funny captions, but does so in a different way by giving you images. In a way, the app is more about text and less about your own pictures. It feels like a breeding ground for meme type images and the like. You can also add your own images, but unfortunately you cannot add images from your gallery - instead only images that you take as you are writing/posting your little picture.
Super is a bit clunky, but it shows potential. It’s one of those apps that has great ideas, but the implementation of the ideas often feels a bit flat. At first, I dismissed the app as a clunkier version of Instagram, but then I learned that it gave you images based on your text. This idea intrigued me as I had another app once that posted text on an image, sort of the reverse of what this app does, and I loved the funny combinations that app gave me. This app is very similar as I posted a text about Lollipop and Coca-Cola and it gave me those sorts of images for my text. In many ways, Super is a more a quick and lazy form of Instagram that might encourage a faster, more Twitter-like experience. Overall, I’m a fan of the idea.
While I like the idea of the app, the menus are clunky. You have a few tabs that don’t feel organized well and its hard to get what you want. It took me awhile to figure out how to see who liked my picture, and how to follow them, and so forth. Of course I’ve been using Instagram for a while, and I remember I had similar problems with it at first. But if the developers expect people to make the transition, it has to be equally as user friendly, or similar enough to Instagram for users to migrate. I don’t know why you can’t add a picture from the gallery, perhaps to prevent copyright problems?
Super is a fun app, and that is what it promises to be. But at this point, it needs a lot more polish for me to take it seriously.