It is with tremendous excitement and – frankly – a tad bit of trepidation that I announce HOAInTouch.com is now LIVE! Whew -that was exhausting. The culmination of over 600 hours and just under 3 months of intense design, development and testing, we think we have created a very compelling solution for homeowner associations and local communities to reach out and connect with their neighbors.
Getting version one of any product released is always a daunting task – especially the final 2%. There is a tremendous amount of time, effort and discipline that goes into the final polishing and inevitable last minute tweaks necessary to ensure a quality product is delivered. With that said, seeing people actually use the product and hearing how it has enriched their lives in some way is tremendously rewarding and always makes it all well, well worth it!
Over the next few weeks I will be dedicating several posts to delving deeper into the primary features of HOAInTouch.com but to quickly hit some of the highlights, the initial release includes features like community news and events, a contact directory and community groups/committees. Of course, if you are anything like me, you can always go for the instant gratification and take a tour of the product if you like. :)
The great news is we definitely aren’t done yet! We have so many more ideas of how the site can bring communities together! However, at this point, we really felt we needed to get it released and in front of the actual users – you – before we did anything else. We could continue to add features, test and tweak for weeks but nothing beats users actually experiencing the site and providing real world feedback. So let us know what you think!
See you ‘round the neighborhood!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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