Posts Tagged ‘features’

Micro-Apps

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The way I see it, micro-apps are the future of the web application. These tiny apps only do one thing in particular – but they do it well. As opposed to more robust applications, micro-apps focus on a single task and target that problem with a specialized solution.

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Competitor Creep

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Many new companies looking to compete in a given space choose to first copy basic competitor features to level the playing field. Only at this point do they integrate their own functionality and incorporate what they think the consumer will want. This tactic isn’t rare by any means, but it may bring about feature creep and maybe even an inferior overall offering.

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Website Iterations

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Every web company will update its website from time to time. These iterations range in scale and scope, and often only require small tweaks. Other times, an entire revamp is in store. Evolution is necessary but not at the expense of the experience.

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Widget Creep

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The term “feature creep” is often used to describe a product or service overridden with features to a point where the overall offering becomes less functional. Rather than focus on a few outstanding features, a myriad of substandard features are crammed into the product, diminishing the overall value and utility. I think the same can be said for blogs — and the abuse use of widgets.

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