We’re constantly working on improving Frontastic, but we realized we’ve never really shared our roadmap. Mainly because our roadmap isn’t like other roadmaps. We keep it quite simple and without defined timelines, it’s to help our teams know what we should be working toward and how that impacts our company objectives and vision.
So, that’s why we don’t just share our roadmap but have written this article to explain how it works, why we’re doing it, and that there are some things that aren’t included.
Coming very soon
The roadmap points we’re sharing here, include the improvements we’ll be releasing very soon. We thought it makes the most sense to focus on what you’ll be seeing in the next few months as things can always change in the long term.
How the Frontastic roadmap works
We have 3 focus areas, and each focus area has a dedicated team within Frontastic that is working on the implementation. These are:
- Developer productivity
- Marketing flexibility
Each focus area then has at least 1 initiative that will be released this quarter to improve that part of our product.
The team focusing on developer productivity have the goal to provide the tools needed to bridge the gap between the frontend and the Frontastic studio and improve the developer experience. To do this, the teams are working on 2 initiatives at the moment:
- Improving the Frontastic CLI
- Improving our documentation
By improving the performance of the CLI (as well as removing bugs, improving usability, and the UI), when developers work on frontend components they’ll have a great experience that’s easy to use and helps them make the most of their time.
By improving our documentation, developers will be able to get started quickly and find how to work with Frontastic, without needing to ask for help. We’re adding more code examples, more tutorials, more articles, and seeing what else we can do to make our documentation the best it can be.
The team focusing on marketing flexibility have the goal to empower marketing teams to quickly iterate and release differentiating experiences using the Frontastic studio. To do this, the team are working 1 main initiative at the moment:
- Adding roles and permissions
By adding the roles and permissions feature to the Frontastic studio will allow customers to decide who can change what on their site and manage team members. It means that teams can add new users to their project quickly and they can get started, without accessing areas that could potentially break a site.
We’re really close to releasing this feature, in fact, it’s part of our Early Access Program (EAP). If you’re a Frontastic customer and would like to be part of our our EAP, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The team focusing on extensibility have the goal of quality and stability of our existing integrations. To do this, the team are working on 1 main initiative at the moment:
- Improving our existing integrations
By improving the quality and stability of our existing integrations, we’re improving the developer experience by giving them the confidence that our integrations will meet their needs and expectations, as well as giving peace of mind that they’ll work reliably.
So that’s the roadmap of our focus areas to improve the stability and quality of Frontastic.
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Catherine’s the Lead Editor at Frontastic. She’s worked in many different positions at different levels but always with a customer focus and is always looking to create the best experience for users.