We continue to work day to day on addressing issues, and making the user experience better, but alongside that work we’re also continuing to push on new features.
We’re at a stage with one particular new feature where it needs to go before Ted for review, a process almost identical in stress and fear to being audited by the IRS. Ted is a picky guy. He has veto power over any and all features in PayPerPost.com and is a harsh taskmaster, particularly when it comes to visual design.
I had the team demo the new feature to me last night, and I put on my very best “What would Ted say” thinking cap to hit the new feature hard. Honestly, I was a little worried. From what I saw of the feature Ted would tear the team apart on it. THe functionality was all there, it did exactly what it was supposed to do, but from a usability and design standpoint there were a bunch of things that had to be done.
Ted’s been out of the office for about a week and is due back today. I normally work from home today but out of concern for the kicking the team might get I came in this morning. We’d all agreed last night on the big ticket items that had to be addressed and so the first order of business this morning was to run through the new changes.
It looks stunning. I’m not allowed to tell you what this feature is, what it does, how it does it, or why we did it, but I’m terrible at keeping secrets. So, here’s the skinny.
Basically posties and advertisers have been asking us for some time for the ability to fanschwiddle. Obviously in a fanscwhiddle situation, one party would do an initial dooblegoober, and then the other parter would gooberdoodle back on the fanschwiddle. When both parties are in complete gooberstang, the system will now go ahead and take a gorbleschnid. The fanschwiddle then begins again, with dooblegoober following gooberdoodle until both parties are in complete homperdoodad.
Then bingo – you’re done. Quick, fast, painless and a great addition to the PPP feature set.
How cool is that!
(note from editor: keywords relating to the feature and describing in any way what it does were replaced with complete and utter garbage to keep things a secret).