Changes in the team continue. Let it be said in advance, just like five became four, four became three members. However, this does not prevent the team from working, and soon a fresh landing page will shine in front of you. However, the team has to take a step back for a moment, reassess and adapt to the situation, and then keep moving forward.
SHALL WE GO FOR A PHOTOSHOOT? LET’S DO IT!
Loreta: The landing page was already starting to take on this “real” look. But all that was missing were the pictures – of the city, cars and parking spaces. The page still had sample images that Robert used to build the page for us to know where and how large the photos should be. Thus, the current pictures that were on the page had to be replaced with our own pictures. And preferably as soon as possible because the landing page had developed at an alarming rate.
Where should we take the photos? Initially, the most basic shooting spots came to mind. You know … Rotermann, Kadriorg and the Old Town. But then, one by one, arguments against these places began to emerge. The most annoying hurdle was … snow. And not the white pleasantly fluffy snow, but what this winter has turned into now. Yes, I mean the brown slush that has flooded the streets. Actually, I like snow, but for the day of the photoshoot, I wholeheartedly wanted it to melt, so that the city could shine in all its glory. And most importantly, to make parking spaces in the city stand out. It seemed like a lot to ask for. Winter showed its power, and we thought that we had to go with either option A – shovels or option B – postpone the photo session indefinitely. We chose option C and made a change in the location selection.
We realized that it’s really not that bad. We put our heads to work, and the results were places where we assumed that more than just snow piles, can be found. We decided to emphasize indoor parking lots with good lighting and all the other stuff. But we didn’t know exactly where to find “good lighting” and “other stuff.” It seemed that planning too specifically beforehand would have been a waste of time and a lottery game. So we didn’t bother with it and decided to see on the day of the photoshoot what we can find. In fact, we did well. Next time we will show the results too!
PROTOTYPE AND APP FUNCTIONS
Gustav: “The time has come where the landing page is almost complete. We’ve got our domain, descriptions, and information in place. Some things are still under development, which you’ll hear about later. You are probably thinking right now, how long are we going to talk about it and not show it, but we want to be sure that it’s polished and proper, so that it would fascinate people. I promise that we will show you our landing page very soon. And honest feedback regarding the page is always welcome!
A BIG CHANGE
Unfortunately, Robert has left our team. Robert decided to do so himself, because when he came to study at EBS, he developed other interests. It is possible that we also contributed to his new choice in life. Robert felt that IT was his field of interest, and unfortunately he can not learn it as thoroughly at this school. However, with the landing page and other activities, he gladly agreed to help us. It’s a shame, of course, to lose such a great teammate, but we want him to feel good and be able to do what he likes doing the most. We wish Robert a lot of perseverance and success in his future ventures!
Now that the landing page is practically done, we can start looking for ways to create our app and think about what it should look like in the beginning. After a bit of consideration, the team and I agreed that in the initial phase, the app will come with very simple functions. Why? In the beginning, we want to build the app for investors to whom we can sell our idea. Such an approach would allow us to create an even better and more powerful app that we actually dream of. And, of course, another reason why we’re not creating the world’s coolest app right now is that we don’t have the funds for it.
However, we have designed all the original sketches that we want to have in the initial app version. We created the first version on paper, but it would be better to design it properly on a computer, and so shall we do! Right now, the key is getting the overall appearance and design in place. That is important because if we happen to find a developer, we then wouldn’t have to spend extra time and money thinking about what we want but can straight-away pass on the things and thoughts we want from it and the work can begin immediately.”
Markus: “As you can see, we are definitely not getting bored. Robert’s departure tangled our lines quite a bit. Since none of us can write code, the completion of the prototype will be postponed to an unknown date. We need to think a little bit about what we can do ourselves and what are the key activities at the moment. We will do as much as we can without stressing too much, and we shall follow the weather around us – we will follow the direction of the wind and listen to the songs of “wise birds”.
As a leader and a control freak, I am in a rather strange position at the moment – I have to accept the unknown. I am trying to go with the flow in a good way – we will continue doing the homework of our Student Business course, organizing weekly meetings and aiming for new competitions that could boost our work. I’ll let the situation evolve by itself slightly and will not put too much pressure on the team with my stubbornness and willpower. In any case, order is always born from chaos, and I feel that staying open to signs around us will give us more wisdom than continuing driving dangerously to reach the end goal.
In a month, EBS is holding its own competition. The winner will receive € 2,000. It would still be quite useful. I must mention that our classmates have also been stubborn fighters. But to be honest, I do not doubt our team or the idea. See you on the podium! ”