With over 3,600 commits over 5 months we are wrapping production of the beta release of SurroundsMe. Through GitHub we can easily visualize how the product matured through each commit our development team pushed. The following shows activity by month.
As the chart indicates, the majority of the product was done by June 1st. Since then the focus of development has largely been in supporting features such as a sophisticated CRON and email system, badge logic, forum and more. A core product can not truly shine without an equally impressive supporting product so much effort has been in building out the administrative backend and supporting user features.
With a core team of 7 core developers and an army of freelancers we really proved how rapidly we could develop such a complicated product. Due to diverse time zones, about the only time GitHub wasn’t taking a beating by our team was 3am to 7am Hawaii time. This is also about the only time we were able to get any sleep over the last 5 months.
It really is an exciting time as we wrap development on SurroundsMe and prepare to launch our Beta.
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