Author Archives: Katja
With PaperC.com, an eReading platform that provides thousands of textbooks and multiple options of mobile use, we’re in closed beta for almost a year now. No big deal, it’s a huge project and there’s only two developers on it.*** Still recently we got way behind schedule what did make not only us but our partners in publishing, our investors and the guys who support us with their feedback for month now in the closed beta, bite their nails. Yes, it sucks, planning a release version for mid October, than rescheduling it to the end of it and finally facing, that the end of the year has come while you still try to keep everyone happy but they started to doubt you’re capable of releasing anything good at all. Delay is considered fail, because you
- are not as quick as “the guys who spit out Gidsy“
- have mismeasured your recourses and the complexity of the subject
- are considered not hard working enough, because if you’d only.. you know.
- obviously have not realized that there are others in the market overtaking you with their freshly launched product
Hey guys’n'gals in the closed beta of PaperC.com,
you have not heard from us in a while which is mainly because of the not too interesting developments of the past weeks – at least not visibly interesting and not easy to spot. To cut it really short: “A refactoring on that level is a nightmare“ and you most likely all know what that means. He does. Everything you did not see or hear from us within the last weeks was spent on building a web app, that can compete with any native app: fancy, speedy, efficient, still working on any device with a decent operating system/browser. By now it seems to be done, our web app in the first iteration.
She is as beautiful as a lady can be but as ladies tend to: she took her time.