Quitting a Web Agency

Posted:  October 30th, 2012 by:  guidone comments:  3

I’m quitting from the web agency for a new adventure.

Working here was pretty much different from a startup where – usually – the founders/investors/employees are also the early adopters of the product they’re developing.

Most of the projects developed in this business suffer a very vicious flaw: who pays the project is not who is going to use the tool/app/website he paid for.
This is sad, since the main goal of the project suddendly become praising the ego maniac manager of BigWealthyCompanyThatSpendsLotsOfMoneyInMarketing and not developing something that the users will really love.
And because of that, it’s inevitable that project will fail the reality check once completed.

How can you tell if your project is failing the reality check?

  1. You don’t have server load problems
  2. The mockup of your app is something like this





    Instead of this


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    3 Comments

    Posted By: yi On: October 31, 2012 At: 11:46 pm

    very smart.

    Posted By: Duncan Marshall On: November 17, 2012 At: 3:54 am

    Can you name names? Like what Apps are out there that you think exist purely as a marketing device?

    Posted By: guidone On: November 17, 2012 At: 6:40 pm

    This site for example http://www.a2a.eu, the electric company in Milan, a lot of stuff about who are they, but the only useful link to pay the bills, is three click away from the home page.

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