For what it’s worth, the Lifeyo site is very well designed and pleasing to the eye. With integrated video and animations, the site looks and feels modern and fresh, and is an excellent example of the type of site that can be built using the Lifeyo platform. The website takes a no fluff approach – it’s simple and minimalistic, but the elements that are there offer a lot of visual impact.
On the other hand, there are ways in which this simplistic approach backfires. There is an astonishing lack of information about Lifeyo on its website. There is a pricing page and a link to the Lifeyo support center, but virtually nothing else. There’s no discussion of the features that Lifeyo offers its customers, no mention of ecommerce solutions, no templates to explore. It seems like this sort of information would be beneficial to have on the website to aid potential users in making a sound decision.
Users that decide to give Lifeyo a try get a free 14-day trial. Once your account is set up, you’ll have the option of choosing from a one of three pre-made template categories, or you can choose a blank canvas to build your own template. This is obviously not a large selection, especially if you opt for one of Lifeyo’s more pricey plans, like the Professional or Gold plans which run $28/month and $38/month, respectively. The entry-level plan is $15/month. There are no ecommerce plans at this time, nor are there templates for education or medical applications, restaurants, or landing pages. However, there are templates for portfolios, businesses, and curiously, for actors.
The paltry selection continues when you look at the features offered by Lifeyo. There is no native support for email, and you cannot download your site. Support is limited to email only, and the SEO tools are pretty basic as well. There isn’t even a blogging tool. On the plus side, all Lifeyo websites are fully responsive, so there’s no worry about how your website will look on multiple devices. The editor is also quite nice, with a nice-looking, easy-to-use interface that allows you to make the changes you want with little effort. However, there’s just a lot missing from Lifeyo that prevents it from being the rockstar website builder that it could be.