Hey everyone! Welcome to 2021
I just came out of the planning session meeting, and we’re now officially in Phase 11. Here’s some information, and the roadmap has been updated to match.
In this phase, we’re doubling down on differentiated features. So, for this phase, almost all product work will be on two things.
We’re building out a system to allow people to create and manage events that other users can easily keep track of and RSVP to. It will be simple, powerful and fun! Watch this space for sneak peeks soon.
Bulletin Board (Name TBD)
We’re creating a more centralized space in a Sphere to allow users to easily keep abreast of, and take easy action on the important stuff happening within the Sphere. I personally think of it as ideally being a living pulse of the group.
Other Stuff To Note:
I have created a new column on the roadmap to signify things that have been partially released. Because the majority of engineering time this phase will be on the features above, it is not fully clear when the parity items will be fixed, however, as it stands, these are just two things:
- Link Previews are out on Web and iOS, but not on Android.
- Add People to Secret Chat is out on Web, but not on Android or iOS.
Although we can’t commit to an ETA on either of these, we hope to still get them picked up sometime this phase. If it turns out, for example, that something blocks progress for a period of time on Events and Bulletin Board, we can slot these in to get picked up at that time. We’ll be sure to update on this when there’s news!