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You spent 3.5 years on this??

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:53:16 GMT

Pinoyscreencast
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:05:56 GMT

Congratulations Guys :d

Courtney Couch
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:07:04 GMT

Thanks! We've got an incredible roadmap ahead too.

Yassine Chaouche
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:04:17 GMT

As an exception, the question in your case is not why, but how ? how could you keep the motivation for all these years ? how did you do with finances ? morale of the troops ? etc.

Tero Piirainen
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:40:55 GMT

A big motivator was a true need for a product like Moot which made us believe on what we were doing. We also realized that the things we do are pretty unique and n o matter what happens we would be proud of them. We had some savings + income from other projects. We didn't really experience morale troops.

Courtney Couch
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:51:14 GMT

Yea luckily we're able to self fund effectively. Combine that with the fact that we're incredibly passionate about fixing something we consider broken, it really wasn't an issue for us.

dontforgetmario
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:15:27 GMT

Thanks for such an informative Blog, we are building an ambicious community project based on invisionpower but after whatching your work and ideas we may be turning into a completely different Wordpress | Moot community concept approach...

bungle
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:46:08 GMT

I'm looking forward your release of the client libs. You have a real nice story here. If I would criticize something, that would mostly be about the defaut UI, and particularly the use of white space (lack of it). But hell with that, I can always override the styles. I will surely find usage for this in my own projects. Tje ground work is laid beautifully. Respect.

Janne Lehtinen
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:02:21 GMT

It seems we all enjoy working crazy hours... And I remember how we were all aching to get back to working on Moot during periods we had to do something else — like being on summer vacation :D @bungle, I actually agree on the white space — but that really isn't something we overlooked, either. It has to do with looking consistent across devices and maintaining a balance between tight content and a large text size for better readability. On the other hand, it's supposed to look very plain (maybe even a bit bland!) to better work as a building ground for your own custom designs, just like you said.

Bartosz Pietrzak
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:25:18 GMT

That was a nic read!

serious198706
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:50:41 GMT

Amaizing work you guys; )

Matthew
Thu, 02 May 2013 15:04:01 GMT

Liking it so far.

Rae Liu
Fri, 03 May 2013 22:35:59 GMT

I love Moot. It rocks. I will continue to use it as my primarily commenting tool :) <3

Michel Legnered
Sun, 05 May 2013 17:57:38 GMT

Wow, this looks nice!

marct
Mon, 06 May 2013 14:21:22 GMT

Just had to text a smiley :)

Joshua Farrar
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:22:38 GMT

--- var moot = require('moot'); console.log('now you guys just need an npm module for something..'); // this is a test of the code stuff var derp = { hello: 'world' } Object.keys(derp).forEach(function(k) { console.log(k, derp[k]); }); --- Nifty!

bobby
Sun, 26 May 2013 19:07:42 GMT

Were you working full time? How many developers?

Janne Lehtinen
Sun, 26 May 2013 19:17:00 GMT

Sometimes full days, sometimes worked on other projects, sometimes worked on Moot around the clock including weekends — impossible to say really, I don't think any of us counted hours. 1 server guy, 1 client guy, 1 designer, with heavy participation on ui/ux by all.

Courtney Couch
Sun, 26 May 2013 22:08:35 GMT

We used contractors as we went along too, but full time in-house development was just 3. We're working on expanding our in-house team now that we're growing rapidly rather than use contractors, but the bulk of the work during our development was still a pretty small team.

shash7
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:09:46 GMT

Thats some hardcore hacking.

hslx111
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:33:59 GMT

This looks great

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