Etsy – Shop Creative

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Description of App: 

Fall in love with Etsy, anywhere. Shop on the go with our free mobile apps - also available on iPhone and iPad. Discover over 17 million unique items from 800,000 sellers around the world. Explore what kindred spirits are favoriting all over Etsy. Shop whenever inspiration hits. Manage your shops with ease.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.3

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

The interface of this app seems very straightforward. I have found that when I am swiping through items, there are a lot of "empty" unnecessary swipes. Meaning that voice over does not announce anything, it is just a click. With that being said, you're not exactly sure whether you are missing something, or if it is just the frame, or an empty space. Regardless, the empty swipes are unnecessary, and can slow you down. However, I think that the main issue that should be brought to the foreground, is the cart tab. If you have items in your cart, you know that they are there, but VoiceOver will only read the price of the item, not the item itself, or information that is included in the list. Also, with the other information at the bottom, like your payment information, and other information, it looks like it's all in one frame, and when I tried to double tap on it, it didn't do anything. This is the biggest issue, because you are not really able to look at/change the information. Unless I have missed something with that. As far as options that are buttons, or options that act like links and/or buttons, such as a help button, a favorite button, or a search button, etc. they are understandable, and they work when you double tap on them. also, the tabs along the bottom are very clear.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

I know that there are a lot of people who like to shop, especially on places such as Amazon. I also know that there are a lot of people, including blind or other disabled people, who make/sell products. this application can help us do that. I do believe that this app has been very great potential to be a very easy to use, and very accessible, app that will become very popular. With these types of shops that are on this website creation (which is where this app came from) has a lot of handmade, vintage, and so many other choices. Not only that, but you can search for people by name if there are people you know who use this service to sell their products, and you can also favorite items. I really like this app, so I am hoping that it can be a bit easier to use in the future.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@Etsy