Zoho Sheet - An app to view, edit
spreadsheets on your mobile

About the project

Zoho Sheet is an online spreadsheet application that lets you create, share, collaborate and publish spreadsheets from anywhere. Given the role of product designer, I was responsible designing for its mobile products. The application was designed to cater in the platforms of iOS and Android and to accomodate various form factors in each platform. The application is designed with native guidelines and components to comfort the users.

Project Type & Involvement

Work in Zoho Corp - Product Design

Timeline

Jan 2016 - May 2017

Platform

iOS & Android

Challenges & Goals

1.To design a complex saas product on mobile platforms.
2.Build a platform agnostic software that adopts to various Operating system and its form factors.
3.An application adhering to the native guidelines of each platform.
4.Design an application which is simple and usable across all the platforms.

Conceptualization and Sketching

After finding out the basic requirements of the user, the key features were identified and ideated. Sketching low fidelity wireframes helped us as we followed an agile method to quickly get an idea of the how the product is going to shape.

Article on the process

Designing my first platform agnostic SaaS product.

"The inside process and takeaways from designing the first version of Zoho Sheet — a SaaS based spreadsheet application on mobile platforms."

Key Features

1.View, Edit spreadsheets on the go.
2.Collaborate in relatime and share your spreadsheets with users.
3.Formatting and calculation options to generate complex data.

Framing a Visual Standard

A style guide was created for each operating system incorporating the set of visual elements like color, typography and UI components. These components were, in turn, converted as symbols in sketch to use the elements throughout the application.

iOS App Screens

Android App Screens

The application was designed adhering to the material design guidelines with bold colors and typography and imagery with native components. Few components were custom designed to accommodate the needs of an interface or a feature still maintaining the coherency of the product.

Evaluating interfaces and usablity

The people whom we involved in evaluating the solutions involved people both new spreadsheet users and power users who were regularly using spreadsheets in their day to day tasks. Each user was given the same task sheet with different variants of the user interface to carry out A/B testing and multivariate testing in order to determine the finest one in terms of usability and functionality.

Product Launch video

The Impact

Zoho Sheet's iOS version was launched in May 2016 and the Android version on December 2017 that onboarded multiple web product user into the mobile product. Receiving a almost a 90% of liking from the people who have used the product, it was a big impact competing with the tech giant. Also, the app was a part of the Zoho One suite comprising of the major products from the compaany. Here are some reviews found on the respective platfrom stores