When Uber debuted its new logo earlier this year, many were quick to make snarky comments about the clunky design.
Well, Uber’s first logo was far worse. In fact, the whole app looked entirely different.
The first iteration of the Uber app, then known as UberCab, featured a bright red logo and less refined interface. Though it looks strikingly different from today’s version, the basics were all there: enter your credit card info and location, and then call up a car.
That got us thinking: What did other popular apps look like when they first launched?
Here are more vintage versions of your favourite apps and websites.
The original version of the photo messaging app doesn't look all that different from the version you're familiar with today (though Evan Spiegel and co. wisely dropped the blue touches and cartoonish icons in later versions).
The first-ever version of Tinder lacked its most famous functionality: the ability to swipe right or left on potential suitors. Tinder co-founder and chief strategy officer Jonathan Badeen said at VentureBeat's Mobile Summit earlier this year that the functionality was inspired by a deck of cards.
The original homepage for Facebook (née 'thefacebook') is fairly well-known, thanks to the Oscar-nominated origin story 'The Social Network.' The site's most famous feature was the anonymous face in the upper right hand corner, which was later revealed to be a manipulated image of actor Al Pacino.
The only familar thing about Twitter's original 2006 site design is the feed. The social networking site's first logo was purchased for about $15 before the site upgraded to its signature bird in 2012.
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