One of my favourite things to do with new apps is to check out and screenshot the first-run experience. After navigating any initial welcome screens, I go in search of empty states; views within the app typically devoid of content or data. Essentially a blank slate, an empty state can be used to form the first impression made on a user. It’s the importance of these views that I find so interesting as they can often be a good indicator as to the level detail put in to building the app. As you’ll see, empty views can often be far from empty.