SharePoint App – Help Solve Readability Issues

There are accessibility problems.
E.g. I am having some of the 50 year olds in SSW reporting that they cannot even use the SharePoint app.
Reason – they can’t read anything!
Suggestion #1: below
Suggestion #2: below

Note: it is not only the SharePoint app

❌ Same issue on the Dynamics app

✅ The Teams app has fixed this issue

✅ The Outlook app has fixed this issue

Figure: ❌ Accessibility problems – some can’t read anything! Suggestion #1: Add pinch to zoom

 

Figure: Suggestion #2 – add a Cogs button that would take the user to Settings | Font Size and Style where they can increase the system font size!

 

Figure: Suggestion #2 is magic UX – see it is fixed

 

Help me have a better initial experience (🏠 The home page + featured links)

I use the browser for SharePoint a lot but love the SharePoint Mobile app more.

The initial experience is very different and it should be the same. The mobile app is better, and the start screen could be even better.

At the moment on my mobile, under the “find” tab, we see 4 groups:

  • Frequent Sites
  • People
  • Recent Files
  • Featured Links
Figure: The mobile app displays content well, but it could be improved

#1 Suggestion for Mobile app – Make sections consistent and change from 4 groups to 6 groups

I want to see what I am using, and what the rest of the company is using, therefore I’d love to see this:

  • My Recent Sites – i.e. sites that current user has been browsing, renamed from “Frequent” to “Recent” for consistency
  • (New) Popular Sites – i.e. sites popular across the organization
  • My Recent People – i.e. rename current “People”
  • (New) Popular People – i.e. people with highest stats
  • My Recent Files – i.e. Documents that current user has been opening
  • (New) Popular Files – ie. Most used files across the organization

#2 Suggestion for Web app – Make SharePoint WebApp Start Page consistent

This is the first experience when people reach an intranet home – everyone clicks that 🏠home icon (see red arrow).

Many users first notice the horrible URL, e.g. https://sswcom.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/sharepoint.aspx

More importantly the page’s content is pretty bad, i.e. it shows different sections and even different content compared to the mobile app.

Figure: This is the SharePoint “Home page” and it needs improving – make it consistent with the mobile app

I would love to see the same categories described above in Suggestion #1 (i.e. Sites, People, then Files).

In short, the content should be the same – whether I use the browser or mobile app
(e.g. today even just the Frequent Sites I see on the browser and on the mobile app are different – how??).

Cheers,

Bug – Mobile View List differences between IOS and Android

Figure: View of list from Android – Expecting to see 9 fields
Figure: View of list on IOS – expecting to see 9 fields (or at least consistent with Android)
  1. Inconsistency – Why do I see different fields on the same SharePoint list when on Android vs iPad?
  2. Not seeing 9 fields – Neither of these views have the 9 fields that I have in the mobile view?

It seems that the app is ignoring all of the view settings.

Figure: View Applied
Figure: View Settings – Fields Selected
Figure: View Settings – 9 items selected in “Number of items to display…”