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John Parker

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CEO at Quipro
Mexico City Area, Mexico
Member since 9th of September, 2015
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My name is John and I've been programming ever since I can remember. It all started with an image I created in paint and begged my father to upload to the internet. It sat there for well over 10 years, a page named johnny.html in the root directory of my dad's main website. Then I decided I wanted to create something a little more interactive and created my first website which was to become very popular since it contained everything (which means jokes, pictures and optical illusions to a 10 year old). It is still visible, and although I might regret posting it, here is the link: http://acertijos10.tripod.com. It actually contains my first attempt at hacking, saving the result of a prompt for your password. I quickly realized that static websites could only go so far and at the age of twelve finished my first PHP enabled website, it was a platform that allowed my client to keep track of their customers, enabling them to update the status of their order and then letting customers check that in real time. Ever since I've been passionate about programming and creating, I've built a couple of companies around my passion and will probably be revolving around software and technology all my life.

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Asana Reviews
Shared task list for project management & collaboration
Hubstaff Reviews
Easy Time Tracking with Screenshots, for Remote Teams.
Trello Reviews
Your entire project, in a single glance
Zoho Creator Reviews
Low-code platform to build custom business apps
No apps.
Asana Reviews
Shared task list for project management & collaboration

Asana will get you through your day feeling productive  starstarstarstarstar_border  18/09/2015

Although Asana has been my #2 pinned tab in chrome (right next to Gmail) for about 18 months now, I am beginning to have my doubts about it. Whenever we have to deal with a new project it always seems to be too overwhelming to break down every single part of a huge project into tasks where one person is responsible. So, in this way Asana starts to feel more like an email replacement (which is great) than an overall project manager. We then resort to using it when the project has been understood and only lacks details and tasks to be completed, I don't know if this is a good thing or not, but I would sure love to see what a complete solution looks like.

 Pros

Each task has one person responsible, so accountability is built in. Can truly replace request emails. It is probably the most complete freemium I've come across.

 Cons

It is just tasks, and nothing more (as far as I've gotten). It lacks the ability to tackle projects from the beginning.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

Zoho Creator Reviews
Low-code platform to build custom business apps

Zoho Creator is as complicated as it is useful  starstarstarstarstar_border  18/09/2015

If you're looking for a tool that will help you create an MVP with absolutely no technical background, then Zoho Creator is for you. It feels like the people at Zoho threw all their products into the blender and Zoho Creator came out. It can be truly valuable for testing a market and gathering information as well as defining processes but odds are you will fell frustrated at first with the steep learning curve, then again when you can't find the exact data types and fields you need.

 Pros

Absolutely no technical background required. You can build an "app" in a few seconds. You can define a process and trust Zoho Creator will be very consistent in keeping the order.

 Cons

No CSS or JavaScript editing. No easy way to inject and/or extract information to use in third party software. Creating functions and Zoho Code can seem very daunting for a non programmer audience.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

Less than 6 months

Parse Reviews
Cloud app platform

Parse is THE backend for an MVP, period.  starstarstarstarstar  09/09/2015

Parse gives you the ability to store all kinds of information in non-structured databases, giving you the freedom to work on the frontend of a product without investing all the non showing work of a backend in the beginning. Parse is also great for big products since it scales smoothly, you don't have to worry about launching servers or load balancing, it is truly great.

 Pros

Free trial is perfect for an MVP Great documentation Lets you export all your data (BIG PLUS)

 Cons

Very technical Expensive when you have huge service that stores millions of records

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

Less than 6 months

Google Analytics Reviews
Enterprise-class web analytics.

The best way to start knowing your customers are: Google Analytics  starstarstarstarstar  09/09/2015

Google analytics starts as what the visitor counter was supposed to be back in the 90's. First thing you find is that you can see your traffic and its characteristics as easily as exploring a graph. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, Google Analytics allows you to do much more such as AB testing and Adwords integrations that will help improve your users experience.

 Pros

Free Easy to get started

 Cons

Difficult to use further Not easy to know all the possibilities

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Customer support

Time used

Less than 6 months

Trello Reviews
Your entire project, in a single glance

Trello is a kanban board on steroids  starstarstarstarstar  09/09/2015

Thanks to Trello you can now keep have an immediate status on the progress of multiple projects, and if it wasn't enough developers and designers love it (which is no easy feat).

 Pros

Allows you to easily manage large groups of collaborators. Customizable.

 Cons

Not intuitive. Trello could offer sample boards, options are sometimes to broad. Can't assign a person responsible for a card.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

Less than 6 months

Hubstaff Reviews
Easy Time Tracking with Screenshots, for Remote Teams.

HubStaff is without a doubt the best tracking software out there  starstarstarstarstar  09/09/2015

I had a chance to test almost every tracking software out there and had a lot of letdowns, mostly with people not being able to install and use the tracking software. HubStaff hasn't given any trouble and the Asana integration is a blessing.

 Pros

Great, and I mean great, customer support. Lots of integrations with services like Asana. Great reporting platform.

 Cons

Fixed plans, can't have a plan for 8 people for example.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Customer support

Time used

6-12 months

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