The large “Discover” tile should be removed from the Ring app Dashboard immediately. This is simply no excuse for including any type of marketing/advertising in an app that controls security devices – let alone taking up valuable real estate on the main screen. This is a SECURITY app, not a shopping app.
Common sense dictates that the two categories of items that should appear on the Ring app Dashboard are ones that:
- Need to be accessed quickly in an emergency
- Are accessed the most frequently
Obviously, neither the “Discover” tile (or the “Set Up a Device” link) qualify.
Don’t know about your app, but in my app the Discover boxes and Set Up A Device link are below the last camera in the list. All the “emergency” items are at the top, so if one needs those, a person just doesn’t scroll down. I rarely have a need to scroll down so I never see either.
When I just looked at the Discover box all I saw were mentions of various features in products or the app itself.
I saw no shopping or links to products.
I could think of many things that I’d rather see Ring work on than this. Like getting the web app to have parity in features with the phone app.
I hope you’re not trying to imply that the time commitment required for the two projects is remotely comparable. I assume Ring could remove the two items from the Ring app Dashboard with almost no effort whatsoever.
Ring should also be able to eliminate other marketing/advertising from the Ring app very quickly, including, but not limited to:
- What’s New
- Shop Deal
- Invite Neighbors
Actually, l’d prefer a robust native Windows Ring app over a web app.
I totally agree. Unprofessional and annoying and just something you have to scroll past to get to something useful.
Agreed, simple to add option ‘ remove discover from dashboard.’
It’s 5 mins coding max