Sprint Planning Day
Today is sprint planning day at Todaymade – one of my favorite days. Sprint planning day is when we get the whole staff together, and plan out the next two weeks of product development. There will be two projects in this sprint plan, and CoSchedule is most-happily one of them.
So, what can you expect to see from CoSchedule over the next two weeks?
A New Release Of The Beta Plugin
One of the big projects for this sprint is a new version of our beta WordPress plugin. We have several things planned, including some of the most requested features from our current beta users.
Although it has been planned from the beginning, this feature has been quickly rising on our priority list. A number of you have spoken up and moved this feature to the “red-alert, top priority” stage. Within the next couple of weeks, Bit.ly integration will be here. We are definitely looking forward to tackling this.
A Better Settings Page
There has been some confusion regarding the setup process for the CoSchedule plugin. A number of you felt that a stand-alone settings page, or tab, in WordPress would significantly improve the install process. This makes sense to us, and you’ve helped settle an internal office debate :). So, you will see this feature soon.
We have plans to add some new services to our product repertoire. Shhh…more on this to come.
A Move To Ember
This sprint will also move us from the temporary account management area that we use now, to a fully functioning Ember.js application. This may not sound like much, but it will serve as the foundation for the future version of the CoSchedule calendar. It is also a move towards real-time data, which will allow you to see updates that your team members are making to the calendar as they make them.
Let’s face it, the CoSchedule calendar is really what we are all looking forward to. You can expect some major updates in this direction over the next couple of weeks. The calendar is already functioning, but it still needs a lot of polish and brainstorming. There are several conceptual problems that still need to be solved. Everyone on the team is anxious to get them figured out.
No one more, than our own content management czar.
So, this pretty much makes for a very exciting couple of weeks here at Todaymade. Our goal as company is to help the world create and distribute content. To do this, we build great tools, provide outstanding service, and teach the world everything that we can about marketing. It’s a pretty good time, but there nothing better than settling up to an empty page in need of code.
At least that’s the plan for this week (and next).