A follow up
A follow up on the Web 2.0 aspect of Contour…
One of our early requirements when building Contour was related to usability. We needed an interface that combined the benefits of a desktop application (immediate response to user actions) but could also be delivered in a web browser. So for Contour it wasn’t about sticking a Web 2.0 label on an application – it was about solving a problem.
Now with all the Web 2.0 hype, it’s hard to figure out how to label our application. “Web-based” in the requirements space makes me think of a bolted on HTML form to a legacy tool, so Web 2.0 seems appropriate – though not perfect. Contour was built using Ajax frameworks from the ground up – not just a bit on the front end. It’s based on a flexible, open architecture and uses widely adopted standards.
Regardless of the labels, we’re trying to create a tool that helps project teams (like ourselves) manage requirements without getting in the way.
Granted, our UK partner’s website was put together quickly – but I hope you look past that, stock photos and all :)