Guys, it is so obvious that, in Africa(not limited to Ghana), when it comes to software development, we do not not pay enough attention to the UI/UX and extreme localization on user-based-errors.
We tend to make things very basic and awkward which in turn drives users away and even reduces session rates rom long term users.
Please note that, even the average users in Africa understands the benefits of UI/UX on an app; which will increase their WILL to “in-out” in an application.
OmanbaForum.com is a great website/(semi)webapp. But i am not impressed by the UI/UX.
- Lacking in Placements and Plan for the layout
- Too-Serious validation - (“Your password is too short” —> At least 10 passwords). This is not a site that may not, or at least for the time being, won’t accept any serious credentials like credits card info, and more; why ask a user to enter at least 10 characters for a forum site? Users can leave. You may receive lots of Bounce Rates.
- Email CONFIRMATION on fresh sign ups - Don’t ask users (Most traffic is even from Africa) to confirm their email on Fresh Sign Ups. Not all will confirm. They’ll leave. Instead, sign them in, and display mostly RED validation status to push them to confirm later. Omanba does not collect any serious info, like a SaaS service or a complete social media with tons of regulations from other countries. Asking users to confirm their emails in situations like this will drive most INTERNET users away.
- Awkward User Messages.
I wish I can list more but some other time.***** But for now, great job Omanba!
I hope devs. in Africa especially from Ghana, should top up their UX/UI well even if “It is Africa”.