Schedule Slip Means Time For More Features!
The headline is a quote from someone in marketing when I was in engineering at some unnamed company, and I remember thinking how insane that was.
Now that I’m in marketing and engineering and QA and any of the other hats you can name are perched upon my head, I have to say it’s not far from the truth, in certain circumstances.
So the FoodTruckYP web app is delayed, it’s late, it has slipped. That’s a fact, no denying it. However, this has allowed for some good things to occur as development continues:
Most notably, there has been time for some unit test coding and of course time to fix the things that were found. This resulted in some re-architecting of the main database schema and the addition of some slower-changing cache ideas.
There’s a new logo idea that I’ll be trying out in the other 24 hours/day, which will hopefully find its way onto Food Trucks and other mobile food vendor rigs all over. It does involve QR codes…
As has already been mentioned time and time again, there was a house fire and a move to Las Vegas, so time has been spent on those things. That move to Vegas has included re-engaging with a mobile food community in a new city, which has been educational. In telling and re-telling the story of this project and its history and direction I’ve learned a bit about simplifying the descriptions and I’ve also received some different feedback from a community operating in a completely different place… I should travel more as this gets out and see what others have to say!
So yes, I’ve taken the time that has been passing more and more quickly to recode some things, adopt the latest Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License for site content, I’m looking at Ink responsive email templates from Zurb to make email notifications appealing across email clients, and as always there are new and better versions of the tools included in FoodTruckYP that I’ve been able to integrate (or been able to plan to), not the least of which is a major update to JQuery Mobile (1.4 RC1 is out now, too early for prime time).
I’m very excited to have this project see the light of day and, more importantly, see more mobile food customers and vendors and hosts get together because of it. It’s been a long and tricky road with hazards mentioned and not, and going it alone has been amongst the biggest challenges, but it will all have been worth it…