In my previous post I briefly spoke about my recent project and invited anyone to register for a site and try it in action. Today I want to elaborate on the merits of the application from my point of view. So what I am proud of:
- The high level of customization. Based on my personal experience I can say that users always appreciate the opportunity to upgrade. People like to have power over what they enjoy. In particular, they love to visit sites that are configured in accordance with their own unique demands, even if they do not use this opportunity. The developers, in turn, are able to observe the behavior of their users and to go after them. If you give your users a clear algorithm of action (the best in your opinion), then you lose this chance. There is no perfect solution, but there are options best for each individual. And only this person knows this option. My job as a developer is to give him the opportunity to rebuild the application according to his needs.
- The existence of hidden opportunities, such as hot keys and permalinks. You can start using the application right now, but soon you will get used to it, and you will want something more. People like to discoversomething new.
- Easy and intuitive interface of the application that makes it look like traditional desktop solutions, very fast registration .
The presence of a small social element in the application. Phonebook was created not only to store but also to exchange contact information. To do this, there is a system of controlling access to books. You can make some of the contacts publicly available, some - password-protected, but some - to keep private. The existence of password-protected books is, in my opinion, similar to the concept of friends, so fashionable today. While my decision is, in my opinion, more versatile and gives more space to users.
That's it. In one of the following posts I promise to tell about disadvantages of my application and possible directions of its development.