So, Quip finally launched their Android app a few days back. I had to try it, so I did. It sort of lost me within the first interaction.
I created a new document, added some dummy content and wanted to share it with a colleague – a specific colleague who wasn’t yet on Quip. Guess what, the share screen didn’t let me send it to him. It seemed like I was limited to just colleagues who have tried Quip with their “work” email addresses.
So, there I was, wanting to try the product for what its meant to be – mobile collaboration – and I couldn’t. I was sure I was the one who was mistaken since this is a fairly simple task and they couldn’t possibly have left this feature out.
I was right. Someone at Quip decided to hide the feature of sharing with people who are not in your phone’s contact book in a secondary menu under the “Settings” icon. Yeah. It happened. Well, I hope, for their sake, they fix this soon.