Remove the hamburger menu and return to pivots
Please remove the hamburger menu from the Windows Phone app, and use the app bar at bottom and pivots at top.
Both Android and iOS are moving away from the hamburger menu in their latest designs, because it's bad interface design.
Please read the following articles as backup to this request:
Even Apple says:
"That people who use their app don’t switch to different sections very frequently when they use this menu."
"It takes at least twice as many taps to change sections. Something that should be very easy and fluid is made more difficult."
"And finally, the downside of being able to show a lot of options is that you can show a lot of options. Is that you will show a lot of options. The potential for bloat and misuse is tremendous."
No one asked for the hamburger menu, no one wants it, it's bad interface design, the competition is moving away from it, and the pivots and app bar already do the job of interface infinitely better. Please remove the hamburger menu and restore pivots completely.
Thanks for the feedback. We’ve seen the discussions around the merit of hamburger or not. For now we’re going to continue with this design pattern on Windows.
Matthew Oglesby commented
Yup, hamburgers are yucky. Bad UX design.
Jason Maggard commented
I cannot upvote this enough. Pivots worked, were fast and fluid. The new hamburger menus are less elegant than swiping in to change settings in the charm bar, and that was inelegant to an extreme. (Seriously, some context on that swipe menu would have gone a long way.)
Hamburgers are in the top corner, which makes using my smallish 635 a two handed operation. The headings under most of them are more confusing than enlightening.
I understand that the move is designed to bring devs into the fold, but it's an oudated spec, and brings over poor app design. The better iOS and Android apps avoid hamburgers already.