- Get a start-to-finish set of transcription features and the basics for annotation.
- Install the app on DreamHost.
- Load up the already-transcribed 1918 diary and the untranscribed 1932 diary.
- Begin work with various relatives on transcribing the 1932 diary and annotating/indexing the 1918 diary.
- Fix any bugs this reveals.
- Develop any bare-bones social features like to-do lists and progress bars needed by that user community.
- Photograph and load a document recording minutes from a Primitive Baptist church my great-great grandparents belonged to. This is a document of interest to local historians and genealogists, so should be a good opportunity to get a diverse and large-ish set of users.
- Ask for volunteers from the Pittsylvania County Historical Society and VAPITTSY-L to transcribe the minutes document.
- Incorporate application feedback from those users
- Analyze usage patterns to try to predict hosting costs
- Build GA features like work management tools
- Begin limited hosting for works owned/managed by other people.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Planning for GA
Sara and I had a discussion last night over supper, hashing out the business plan for the project. The most important conclusion was that I need to use the app with a couple of small user communities before any sort of general release. That helps me focus my efforts on some very specific features.