Excellent functionality, could be a bit more usable
March 18, 2021

Excellent functionality, could be a bit more usable

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with LaunchDarkly

We use to:
- enable or disable features in our 3 different environments (Dev/Test/Prod), to manage testing and deployment
- display or configure an outage banner
- set some values (to override system values)

This gives us excellent flexibility without having to modify deployment configs or rebuild code.
  • Manage different environments.
  • Create and update feature flags/values.
  • Report end users (so we potentially group them and configure flags by group).
  • It would be nice to see a feature flag's settings against all environments at once.
  • It would be to have a "array" type flag for related but different settings (eg, enableA and enableB could be enable: [a, b]).
  • It would be nice have customizable columns on the Users page (eg, if I want to inject a new meta data).
  • Lower number of deployments (since I can use FF to configure features).
  • Near real time configuration of outage banners.
  • Super easy and fast to configure FFs.
It still feels a bit rough, like some UX is missing. I often have to navigate through various FF settings to find what I'm looking for. I often have a second LD window open when I create a new flag, so that I can imitate the styles and comments on other flags.
It doesn't appears to slow anything down, though I do see the extra network traffic (but only because I'm looking for it as I develop client-server APIs).
A few months ago, after I configured users in the client, it took several minutes for them to show up in LD, which wasted my time as I waited for updates. Also a few months ago, I had real trouble using the Debugger feature. Sometimes it worked (slowly), and other times it just showed nothing. This would be helpful if it worked consistently.

Do you think LaunchDarkly delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with LaunchDarkly's feature set?


Did LaunchDarkly live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of LaunchDarkly go as expected?


Would you buy LaunchDarkly again?


Very likely to recommend, though I know nothing about -- and am concerned about -- cost.

Also -- and I haven't looked -- but in a future project I will look for alternatives, just to make sure I'm using the best solution.