More and more, I find myself asking vendors and companies the same questions over and over. If you're thinking about developing your own application, these are 3 features that need to be integrated from day one in your application if you wish to conserve resources later.
Puas yog koj daim ntawv thov…
- Muaj ib qho API? It doesn't need to be special or a web service… any ol' plain XML will do. We will want to integrate it into our application some day to automate and make it easier for our clients to manage having multiple technologies. If I were to start an application today, I would work from the API tawm, txhawj xeeb txog tus Neeg siv Interface tom qab… kab tias txawm tias muaj cov UI sib koom ua ke ntawm tus API to ensure we've built it well enough.
- Muaj Lub Chaw Haujlwm Lub Chaw Haujlwm? We want to sell our clients into your application, but we'd like to be able to manage it for them. Here's an example: Why don't Domain Registrars have Agency Accounts where the client can maintain ownership of the domain, but the Agency can manage… and even pay… for the registration? I wrote my registrar tonight and recommended this.
- Muaj Kev Lag Luam Tshaj Tawm? Ntau thiab ntau lub tuam txhab tsuas yog kev sib sau ntawm cov me. Kev tshaj qhia yuav tsum sib sau ua ke ntau qib raws li ib lub koom haum muaj. Thawj Tswj Hwm mus rau Division VP mus rau Tus Thawj Coj Cheeb Tsam mus rau Lub Txiaj Ntsig ... txhua tus yuav tsum muaj kev tso cai rau kev nkag mus ntxiv nrog rau cov ntawv qhia lub ntsiab lus nyob hauv nruab nrab.
The typical requirements of actually doing what it is you need as well as the security requirements always apply; however, the requirements I mention above are often overlooked or put on the backlog to be developed later. They wind up collecting dust on the backlog, as does your company's software.
If I were a Venture Capitalist funding technology businesses in the Web 2+ world, these would be my essentials. If you're not at least planning these features, I believe I'd take my money elsewhere. If I'm a prospect, I often do.