Now that I'm done with development driven only by my sense of what would be a good feature, it's time to move to step #2 in my year-old feature plan: deploying an alpha site. I'm no longer certain about the second half of that plan -- other projects have presented themselves as opportunities that might have a more technically sophisticated user base, and thus might present … [Read more...] about What's next?
I've been using this blog to brainstorm features since its inception. Partly this is to share my designs with people who may find them useful, but mainly it's been a way to flush this data out of my brain so that I don't have to worry about losing it. Last night, I declared my app feature-complete for the first version. But what features are actually in it? Let's do some … [Read more...] about Feature Triage for v1.0
Sara and I had a discussion last night over supper, hashing out the business plan for the project. The most important conclusion was that I need to use the app with a couple of small user communities before any sort of general release. That helps me focus my efforts on some very specific features. Get a start-to-finish set of transcription features and the basics for … [Read more...] about Planning for GA