July 9th, 2012 • Google Apps
After months and months of hard work put into planning, design, development, and testing, we finally launched KiSSFLOW at Google I/O. With this maiden release of KiSSFLOW, we have taken our first step towards realizing one of our dreams – democratizing computing! As we embark on this journey, I plan to bring to you, through a series of blog posts, all the work that goes behind the scenes and our thought process as we deliver new features and improve KiSSFLOW.
Minimum Viable Product or Minimum Awesome Product?
When we kicked off project Bridge (now KiSSFLOW), one of the initial discussions we had was to decide on the scope for the very first release. Unlike most of the discussions I had participated in earlier, this discussion for scoping was very different as the focus was not on finalizing the set of features, but on finalizing the key themes — Simple, Smart, Seamless and Secure.
We always knew WHAT we wanted to build and the features that we wanted to include in our workflow product for Google Apps. The only thing that was yet to be decided was the HOW part. Every design and implementation decision that we took was based on two simple rules — simple things must be kept simple and less is more, thus creating the ideal workflow app.
Here’s a quick look at some of the features that made it:
This is just a beginning and there’s more to come… more of these blog posts from me, and more interestingly, more of the important and advanced features that you want, that we have already started work on.