Quality is job 3.1
Ok, that’s an ‘90s-era Microsoft joke.
But, sometimes it’s true. During my unscheduled free time, I’ve been building the third version of my news engine.
V1 is Serendeputy which is still happily up and running. I wrote that in 2008-2009. Social was far less important then, and responsive design was not yet a thing; as a result, the app is showing its age.
I was working on v2 when NPR recruited me in 2014. I put it down when I took that job.
So now, it’s 2016, and it’s time for v3. The basic JTBD remain the same. I still have the tests from v2, so I’m not starting totally from scratch.
I’ve been living with this itch for the greater part of a decade. I have a pretty good idea of what it should look like. It’s time to realize that vision.