VSCO started as just a camera and photo editing app, but it's grown into a little hipster-y image sharing community. The company announced a visual redesign last week, and it has started rolling out slowly on Android. This update brings gestures to the interface, but not normal ones. No, these are bizarre and confusing gestures.
You might expect the gestures in VSCO to bear some resemblance to the way gestures work in other apps. However, you can't just swipe anywhere. All the gestures are tied to the unlabeled globe icon at the bottom of the screen. You swipe it in different directions to open the social feed, your images, the camera, and search. The editing interface is mostly unchanged in this update. I will say one thing for VSCO's designers: they've managed to craft a UI that looks and works exactly the same on iOS and Android.
Here's the full changelog.
- New in app navigation – featuring gesture-based UI that allows for quick navigation between your personal space and a feed with updates from the people you follow and VSCO Original content
- Redesigned personal space – create, edit and publish images to your profile
- Improved image capture and search
- Improved app speed and functionality
- Take a selfie with the front facing camera and find a surprise :)
I have never found VSCO's app to be intuitive or enjoyable to use. The entire thing feels like experimental art or something. If you are a fan of VSCO and the update isn't available to you yet, we've got it on APK Mirror. Old screens of the app are below if you're curious.