Here is the last update of 2007 on Helpalot
- Updated the frontpage. I removed some boxes on the right, since the boxes on the left already made sure the information wouldn’t ’stick together’. Also I flattened the search bar and added some color.
- We now have ‘view all’ pages for friends and support.
- I also did a lot of invisible work, creating documentation and such.
For next year the plan is..
For 2007 we had set a number of features that would consist of Helpalot 1.0. Almost all the features are present, but there is still a lot of work to do in creating static content and improving the lay-out of many pages.
While we are busy with the final details, we are also looking ahead. The main focus of 2008 will be on trying to get critical mass, at first in the Netherlands. My personal estimate is that Helpalot begins to be useful for people when there are at least 250 Dutch charity projects, after this it starts to become more relevant for new visitors.
So 250 Dutch charity projects will be the goal for 2008. A concentration of 250 projects of some other type (of one category for example) will also be good.
What you can expect in 2008:
- Online donation on the project pages
- Collaborations with (Dutch or international) organizations.
- More and better use of Google Maps
- Widgets and probably an API
- More types of information you can leave on your pages. For instance, you will be able to set what type of project you are, upload year rapports (PDF’s), etc
- Improved logo, slogan and some simple (online) merchandising like T-shirts and an Helpalot song with video clip.
I hope to see you on Helpalot, best wishes for 2008!