Monday, November 14, 2011

A Self-Referential Demo Video: How To Plan Projects with Gigantt

We've been getting lots of helpful feedback from our beta users, and one question came up a few times: how do we plan a project?

That's actually a great question. While using the application may be very easy, it's not often clear, when faced with a blank slate, how to start planning a project. 

So we made this short instructional video. It's three-minutes in length, but it tries to cover a lot. Not only how to get started, but also best practices and techniques we've been learning by using Gigantt ourselves.

The video is doubly awesome because it's self-referential. You'll have to see what that means yourselves...

Don't forget our ever-growing help wiki.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Waze's Next Killer Feature

This post is completely off-topic. It's not about project planning. It's about the best damn GPS navigation software out there today - Waze.

Waze is awesome because it uses information gathered from all its users' smart phones to learn where traffic is jammed and route drivers accordingly using the quickest route.

But there's one thing I always miss when using Waze - it doesn't tell me where I can park. Sure, adding a parking lot layer over the map is sort of a solution. Many competing products do this. But in some places [cough]Tel Aviv![/cough] this is simply not enough because there are waaay too few parking lots.

So here's what Waze's next killer feature could be: crowd-sourced parking. As a user I would definitely pay money to know where the closest publicly available parking spot it. Waze could set up a whole economy of parking spots: when you leave a spot you "check out" with Waze. If you're looking for a parking spot you hit the P button and Waze directs you to the nearest one. Users could accumulate parking credits when they check out and another Waze user takes their place.

I hope somebody there reads this.
Anywayz, Gigantt ♥ Waze.