About a week ago we released the Icon Picker feature to the Tars builder.
As far as product updates go, it seemed at the time like a relatively minor one. Adding icons to buttons is definitely a neat feature to have but it isn’t something game changing like a new input UI or Conditional Branching. Then we started using it ourselves, and found out how wrong we were.
Tars has been around for a little over three years now and perhaps this is irrational, but I haven’t loved a new feature in the builder quite as much as I love the icon picker.
I’ve made a couple of bots that use this feature, and I’ve found the use of visual cues in the button UI to be game-changing. Even though the text which is normally there on each button is relatively short, nothing quite beats a small little image that tells you what you are clicking on.
I genuinely feel that this update has tremendous potential to improve the conversational experiences being built on the Tars platform.
I’d love to hear what the rest of you guys think. Am I being over-dramatic? Or is this a cool update?
(BTW if you missed our email and have no idea what the icon picker is, check this article out: https://hellotars.com/blog/tars-product-update-icon-picker/)