These are chat archives for ushahidi/Community

May 2015
May 26 2015 20:30
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] Just stumbled across - Pretty cool library to convert form fields into something a little more useable
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] might be interesting for the design team also
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] very cool
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] Even has built in RTL support ;)
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] nice
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] (dance)
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] I think we looked at that way back for V3.. need to look at that stuff again with forms and the pattern library. Though keeping it super simple for now
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] Yes, simple please
[Brian Herbert, Ushahidi] It's nice to think about though
[Sophie Shepherd, Ushahidi] this is sweet though! great UI ideas
May 26 2015 21:42
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] @sophie @Brandon @Jess does it make sense to keep calling them 'Deployments' for cloud?
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] nope
[Brandon Rosage, Ushahidi] We talked a little about it. And while we both make strange faces when we say it out loud (at least I do), I think it's the strongest name.
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] HA
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] ah right. Only alternative I've really got is 'site' .. but "Create a site" seems kinda wrong.
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] what about just "map"
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] too narrow?
[Brandon Rosage, Ushahidi] From Day One, we've articulated V3 as being uniquely view-agnostic. So it's for users who want to do things with data that may have nothing to do with maps.
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] yup
[Brandon Rosage, Ushahidi] That's why "default view" is such a prominent setting.
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] "create a new data collection and management system"
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] has a nice ring to it
[Jess Shorland, Ushahidi] (embarrassed)
[Brandon Rosage, Ushahidi] And I, personally, don't think "site" is descriptive of what they're doing. First, they may be creating a deployment to be used exclusively through native apps -- meaning they're creating an app, not a website. And second, the Platform isn't a CMS for creating websites. It's a more narrow use case.
May 26 2015 21:49
[Brandon Rosage, Ushahidi] Honestly, this many years on, I can't believe I'm advocating for "deployment." But I see a lot of benefit in it. It also helps articulate the concept that you're creating a team-oriented workflow. A station, if you will, for your troops to work with data.
[Robbie Mackay, Ushahidi] :) Deployment it is.
May 26 2015 22:02
[Sophie Shepherd, Ushahidi] I was telling brandon that last night I watched a memorial day special about people in the army. Every time they said deployment I assumed they were talking about Ushahidi
May 26 2015 22:49
[Sophie Shepherd, Ushahidi] @Robbie @Brandon @Jess I'm hoping to take 2 weeks off at the end of june/beginning of July. Just submitted vacation request but also see that Seth will be off then too. Just want to check with you all that it would be okay!