I haven't posted in while.
I've been quite heads down working with the team on shipping our product. It's out the door today! You can see it at http://porch.com. It's a closed access beta, and its pretty cool.
Our product is web based and allows homeowners to get inspired and educated on home projects and find the best home pros to do projects for their homes. We have a vast database of home pros that you can search on. You can see pro's profile information and their project history. There's rich photos that you can browse, scrapbook and share. Here's a few screenshots:
Here's a search results page showing recommended pros in your area for your project needs.
Here's a consumer's profile page where they can see their recommendations and scrapbooks.
Here's the home pro's profile page which includes profile, contact and project information.
Here's a photo carousel which is used for projects and scrapbooks.
What I want to talk about is what it takes to ship a significant (relatively Windows 8 developers) release. In the past, I've written here about some of my best practices. The ones that apply to this release are:
Here's how these applied during the past few months.
We've shipped and I'm very happy. Tomorrow, I'll wake up early to start it all over again. Because building a great business is a never-ending process.