Live Updates: COVID-19 Cases
  • World 30,988,335
    World
    Confirmed: 30,988,335
    Active: 7,439,847
    Recovered: 22,587,068
    Death: 961,420
  • USA 6,967,403
    USA
    Confirmed: 6,967,403
    Active: 2,539,886
    Recovered: 4,223,693
    Death: 203,824
  • India 5,400,619
    India
    Confirmed: 5,400,619
    Active: 1,010,802
    Recovered: 4,303,043
    Death: 86,774
  • Brazil 4,528,347
    Brazil
    Confirmed: 4,528,347
    Active: 571,687
    Recovered: 3,820,095
    Death: 136,565
  • Russia 1,097,251
    Russia
    Confirmed: 1,097,251
    Active: 171,450
    Recovered: 906,462
    Death: 19,339
  • Peru 762,865
    Peru
    Confirmed: 762,865
    Active: 123,659
    Recovered: 607,837
    Death: 31,369
  • Mexico 694,121
    Mexico
    Confirmed: 694,121
    Active: 124,639
    Recovered: 496,224
    Death: 73,258
  • South Africa 659,656
    South Africa
    Confirmed: 659,656
    Active: 54,282
    Recovered: 589,434
    Death: 15,940
  • Spain 659,334
    Spain
    Confirmed: 659,334
    Active: 628,839
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 30,495
  • Chile 444,674
    Chile
    Confirmed: 444,674
    Active: 14,319
    Recovered: 418,101
    Death: 12,254
  • France 442,194
    France
    Confirmed: 442,194
    Active: 319,346
    Recovered: 91,574
    Death: 31,274
  • Iran 419,043
    Iran
    Confirmed: 419,043
    Active: 37,293
    Recovered: 357,632
    Death: 24,118
  • UK 390,358
    UK
    Confirmed: 390,358
    Active: 348,599
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 41,759
  • Bangladesh 347,372
    Bangladesh
    Confirmed: 347,372
    Active: 88,073
    Recovered: 254,386
    Death: 4,913
  • Saudi Arabia 329,271
    Saudi Arabia
    Confirmed: 329,271
    Active: 15,383
    Recovered: 309,430
    Death: 4,458
  • Pakistan 305,671
    Pakistan
    Confirmed: 305,671
    Active: 6,952
    Recovered: 292,303
    Death: 6,416
  • Turkey 301,348
    Turkey
    Confirmed: 301,348
    Active: 27,786
    Recovered: 266,117
    Death: 7,445
  • Italy 296,569
    Italy
    Confirmed: 296,569
    Active: 43,161
    Recovered: 217,716
    Death: 35,692
  • Germany 272,308
    Germany
    Confirmed: 272,308
    Active: 19,342
    Recovered: 243,500
    Death: 9,466
  • Canada 142,774
    Canada
    Confirmed: 142,774
    Active: 9,376
    Recovered: 124,187
    Death: 9,211
  • Netherlands 91,934
    Netherlands
    Confirmed: 91,934
    Active: 85,659
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 6,275
  • China 85,279
    China
    Confirmed: 85,279
    Active: 168
    Recovered: 80,477
    Death: 4,634
  • Australia 26,897
    Australia
    Confirmed: 26,897
    Active: 2,081
    Recovered: 23,967
    Death: 849
  • S. Korea 22,975
    S. Korea
    Confirmed: 22,975
    Active: 2,434
    Recovered: 20,158
    Death: 383
  • New Zealand 1,815
    New Zealand
    Confirmed: 1,815
    Active: 71
    Recovered: 1,719
    Death: 25

Early Exit of Google Cupcake Feature, turns to be Lesson in UX Design

Author at TechGenyz Google
Google Cupcake

Google is a big social giant, literally ruling today’s social world. It never left a single doubt or space in whatever it may come up with. Well, everybody hit a wall though! The recent news may be quite difficult for Google followers to digest, but this giant had to face defeat in case of its recently launched mobile app Google Cupcake.
Google Cupcake feature rolled out a new feature in Maps for iPhone users in the US. When you walk to a certain place this feature counts calories burnt by depicting it equivalent to the mini cupcake.

Many users showed their dislike to this feature, which proved to be a fast death for Google Cupcake. It is very unfortunate, and is said to be one of the quickest exits of any mobile app launched till now. Users who disliked the feature reported that it triggered people who suffered from eating disorders or would make them feel guilty for indulging in sweet treats. In addition, there was no way to disable the cupcake count.

Initially, when this feature was launched, it was scanned by many Twitter users. The users shared their unwillingness towards following this app through various social sites. The monarch of the social world was thus shaken in the battleground.

After a proper review of the reason for this unfortunate event, we can conclude that you can’t go wrong even a single time for a single moment, as it may swipe you away despite your goodwill in the market.

It seems Google clearly failed to test this new feature internally with a representative user base. It is therefore advisable to carry out some initial tests and refer its feedback from its users. It seems better to check all spheres before directly putting the expectation of your loyal users to test.

Career

Subscribe