Last Friday, I launched version 2.0 of Notifire, the web based application I launched back in June. Along with this new version, we're also launching a new product, under which Notifire is going to live moving forward, called SignalKit.
The idea behind SignalKit is that it's a suite of tools designed to work specifically with the products made by 37signals.
Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know how highly I speak of them, their products, and their books. I'm really excited about what we're doing, and you can check out the first post launching the SignalKit product over on The SignalKit blog.
I'm collaborating on SignalKit with a company called Braintrust & Co, founded by a guy named TK (Tawheed Kader). This name might sound familiar to you, as I mentioned him in a post looking back on 2010. I'm extremely excited to be working with TK, and his involvement allows us to take this idea to an entirely new level.
By working together, we're both going to be able to focus on the things we're great at, play around in the things that we're interested in, and hand off some weaknesses we'd rather not work on. (Hey, it's cool, we all have them.)
I, for example, have learned there is a certain depth inside a controller that I'd rather not go.
I'll be acting as a sort of product owner & designer. I'll be working on which tools we should be building, how they fit in with the 37signals products, and how they would make sense to core groups of 37signals users. I'll be working a lot on the User Experience and making sure that things flow the way we want in and out of the various tools, and that our apps are interacting with the 37signals applications in the right way.
TK will be focusing on what he's great at. Building out awesome prototypes, integrating with others - like payment systems, messaging systems, etc., - and moving in stages towards a more refined product.
It would be very difficult for me to overstate how happy I am to be working with TK on this, and I'm really looking forward to a lot of great things.
I hope you check out what we're working on and I'll be sure to keep you posted. And don't forget to check out the SignalKit blog - where we'll be posting about what we're building, what we're thinking, and what we're learning.