Comments on “Slack Beta
Guilherme Rambo@_inside · I make apps
It's better than the previous app, but I still think Slack deserves a fully native Mac app. This Electron app is 175MB once installed and uses A LOT of memory.
Txai Wieser@txaidw · iOS Developer
@_inside Agreed, PLEASE make a real native app!
Derek Nuzum@dnuzum · Product Manager | Web Developer
@_inside 100% agreed. I understand the ease of building electron apps for cross-platform, but they're not efficient at all. And, with a ton of apps going the electron route, it really starts to bog a system down. :/
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product Dev at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
@_inside *cough* React Native
Tom Redman@redman · Technical Product Manager, Buffer
@_inside Agreed here - this is the biggest pain point for me after switching from HipChat (which is super _duper_ speedy switching between rooms/channels).
Sebastian Limbach@bastilimbach · Associated Consultant
@_inside Totally agree with you. Electron is a great way to provide a "native" Mac App fast, but I by myself enjoy the fully native Apps way more! Better performance and memory management. Also it just looks nicer in the macOS ecosystem.
Sebastian Kim@sebastiank · Co-founder, engineer of Bark
@_inside +100 - MacGap => Electron feels like 2x-10x faster depending on the use-cases, but it still feels like a web app imo
Derek Shanahan@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
@_inside This. Slack hogs memory, a constant annoyance.
Edward Kay@edwardkay · Owner, Tall Projects Ltd
@_inside /feedback
David Carpe@passingnotes · Thinker & Layabout
@_inside but how will they build a native app without more funding? they simply need another 100m...
Jason McMinn@jasonmcminn · VP of Product, LocusLabs
@_inside All that VC money and that can't make a native desktop app? ;-(
Sureshkumar G@hisureshg · Co,Founder - CEO at MacAppStudio
@_inside We too agree, if @paul and @steward needs any help they can ping us. We create native mac apps and we are called macappstudio :)