release one should also have:
Release one should also have:
I feel like release zero is basically done and we're in to release one now.
Actually, basic profiles is probably more release two. Release one should focus on making it easier to author and organize. Release two should be about finding good people and content.
release two should have the notion of featured/popular streams/cards and feed (and twitter account) for them
Another form of twitter import should be "import your favorites". It should be done automatically under the covers. A built-in, unpublishable stream (like Inbox) that just contains any tweets you've favorited, ready for you to report to a stream here.
might be better to call these "phases" rather than releases as we're releasing a lot more often
Phase One: making it easier to author and organize
Phase Two: making it easier to find good people and content
Phase Three: make it easier to collaborate and converse
Few bits of low-hanging fruit for phase one:
Re previous card:
We jumped ahead a little on a phase three idea and now allow people to repost other people's cards to their own streams as a way of engaging a little more in conversation.
We still plan some improvements to the repost UX.
We've definitely been doing a mix of phase two and phase three items lately. They still seem good high-level themes:
and each new feature idea should probably be assessed based on which of the above it achieves.
The first release of this feature might just be a 'post to inbox' and then we can add stream-identification-by-subject in a second iteration.
If we had a little event for each epic we're working on over the coming months and had cryptic tag lines like Apple Events do, those tag lines might include:
Last week I mentioned possible cryptic tag lines for ThoughtStreams releases like Apple Events sometimes do.
Last month we did "There's No I in Team" (although it's still in private beta) but today we completed the likes and favorites epic , "I Like the Sound of That".
We're also still doing frequent enhancements on a weekly basis but the next big epic (and it is a big one) is "Branching Out" and is planned for the next two months.
Lots of great things planned for the rest of the year, including:
So end of last year, we got to:
We've started work on notifications and branching and launched the first part of the notifications work, namely the unread count displays.
Our goal is to finish up notifications and a couple of other things in Q1 and finish branching in Q2.
Because these are crucial to effective team use, we'll continue to run the ThoughtStreams for Teams Beta during that time with a view to launching teams publicly in Q3.