Jared Sinclair has a nice design review of Glassboard up today, but he misses the absolute worst part about Glassboard: knowing what is new. I only ever know when something is new by going into the notifications screen — otherwise I get lost.
That should be the first thing fixed.
To that end, Sinclair addresses the issue a little bit with his wireframe mockup by using tabs at the top to show unread stuff, which would be great.
I don’t agree with many of the other items, but they are items I file under “to each his own”.
More on this type of app in a bit.