Sorry, We’re Not Mobile Friendly Yet (Here’s Our Roadmap)
We just released Crate into the wild and we couldn’t be more excited! Except for our mobile experience on the platform… Our mobile experience sucks, we know! With that in mind, I’d like to lay out the Product Roadmap for Crate over the next 6 months:
1. Design / layout.
When we started building Crate, the idea was to bring a minimalistic approach to finding and viewing great content based on users’ specific interests. While the initial design has evolved along the way from inception to beta, we want to bring a more fulfilling experience to our users.
The plan for the desktop is to evolve into an experience that feels more like checking and organizing your email. We will be working to also bring our users a mobile experience that works. Not only will we bring a mobile experience that works, but we’ll bring a mobile experience that is a joy to use!
For now, we encourage our provide as much feedback as possible to use about the product as they are forced to open their laptops to use it. Rest assured, the mobile experience in on our priority list; Number 1 with a BULLET.
2. Multiple social accounts.
We realize that content marketers likely manage more than one Twitter account. In fact, you probably have so many accounts on a dozen different services that it makes your head spin trying to manage them all! We get it. We will be rolling out the ability to manage multiple accounts from multiple services in the coming months.
We have already made a point of allowing you to connect your Buffer account to our platform. This was a major development based on user feedback as it was one of the top tools being used and also armed users with a pro account with the ability to share to Facebook and LinkedIn. In August 2015, Buffer announced that they were closing down their suggestions feature. Our current users couldn’t be happier that not only have we been able to replace Buffer’s suggestions, but improve it by offering content that is tailored to your needs.
You have also identified to us that managing multiple accounts and services is a necessity and we’ve heard you loud and clear! We are working towards allowing you to connect multiple Twitter accounts to your main account and then expanding that reach into Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
We want to be the one-stop-shop for all your content marketing needs.
That’s why the ability to manage multiple accounts is a must when it comes to features on our platform.
3. Up/down voting articles.
As the Crate platform progresses, we want to make the system learn what you like and what you don’t like. Our goal is to provide you with the best and most relevant content possible. In order to achieve our goal, we need to allow our users to provide feedback on the results the platform is generating so that it can learn from those and filter out the noise.
The ability to provide feedback on the quality of the results in your Crates will allow the system to learn from all users’ feedback. The more feedback provided, the better the results will be in your Crates!
Tell us what you want…
As always, we welcome and encourage your feedback. We have a vision for Crate, but if you need and/or want a feature, TELL US! We want to make this platform the best it can be for our users.