Introducing our latest UI Improvement!

Dragon Drop Feature

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”  -Steve Jobs

It goes without saying that our Design and Engineering teams carefully plan every menu and interaction that occurs within MapAnything. But sometimes, the most revolutionary ideas come late at night, when a restless teammate stirs in a moment of divine inspiration, and feverishly scribbles the idea on the nearest pad of paper (lest it be lost). She eagerly phones a member of the Product Management team and says, “This is it.” The other agrees. “Yes, let’s wake the CEO.”

As leaders in geo-productivity software, we want to introduce you to the future of routing and scheduling. On May 5th, all client orgs will have the new Dragon Drop feature available. It looks like this:

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The Dragon carries Markers directly from the map to your Schedule or to the Routing Panel. (We had considered a drag and drop feature to do the same, but it was quickly scrapped due to deep technical complications, and lack of luster.) It may seem unusual, but so was the iPod. We believe that soon, all of our users will be as skillful with the Dragon Drop feature as with other technological pieces that they currently take for granted.

In choosing whether to use the Dragon Drop feature or some old way of routing, you should ask yourself, “Do you want to be a leader or a follower? Do you want to be the Dragon, or what gets dropped?”

“Our biggest challenge was our user’s mental model. Should it be Serpentine or saurian? Menacing or majestic? Fire or Ice? Is anyone even aware the Game of Thrones’ dragons are actually Wyverns? ...our research indicates no one really cares about any of this.” - UX Researcher at MapAnything

And of course, no we have to reveal our secret...it's APRIL FOOLS! We hope you enjoyed a good laugh. We look forward to sharing the amazing new features, including new Drag and Drop functionality (or "Dragon Drop" as we prefer to call it), so stay tuned. 

Let us know what you thought of our joke on social media by using the hashtag #DragonDropFeature! Happy mapping this spring season. 

 

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Joe Guerra
By: Joe Guerra
Product Manager at MapAnything

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