For us, the designers of Lift, these changes are a moment of clarity, which free us to move faster and with more confidence. We’re excited. For you, the user, there may be a short blow to your sense that you’ve mastered the Lift app. I hope that you’ll take a minute to rewire your brain with new habits for how you to get around on Lift.
As I’ve played with this version, I’ve found myself going back to my profile over and over again. I think the reason is because it’s faster. That’s an example of an early iteration growing up and getting a lot better in the process.
There’s also the issue of breaking big changes into releasable chunks. That’s the key to our iterative, continuous deployment strategy. The changes you’re seeing today are the first part of a much bigger design. I think we’ve given you a coherent, valuable, discrete chunk of that design in this release.