Guangzhou, China – April 18, 2016 – Following the launch of Robinetso 2016, I sit down with the product manager of Robinetso, Daniel Huang, to discuss the key points behind the newest version of this Robinet solution and learn more about the development team.
Barry: Hello Daniel, I wanted to talk to you about the driving force behind 2016’s release of Robinetso. What was the goal or objective if I may put it that way?
Daniel: Well, this is perhaps too big topic. We can always say that the objective is to provide a better product according to user needs. But, technically speaking, the objective was to provide a communication solution for the ever-integrating world we live in. That came in the form of implementing Unicode, a way to allow for multi-language use. Along with this, we also aimed to provide a better user interface both visually and in practicality. Robinetso 2016 is very much focused on productivity.
Barry: How did the team work together to carry this through?
Daniel: It was and remains quite complex. We have a database that gathers and records all customer opinions and demands. We evaluate these demands against a set of criteria. For example: level of importance, level-of-difficulty, time-cost, and risk (how this might change the whole product). Once organized, our team decides on the features to add/change. Like anything, the changes vary from large improvements that see to the addition of completely new features, to small ones that enhance usability. These variations in changes also translate into level of difficulty to complete. These factors are all taken into consideration and then discussed with lead engineers who evaluate our selections. A back-and-forth dialogue is established until we come to an agreement that we believe to be best for our product.
Barry: What are the key points of this new program, or perhaps, what are you most proud of?
Daniel: I think the key point of Robinetso 2016 would be its largest new feature, and that is Unicode. I am perhaps biased as I was most involved in this process, but personally, I am most proud of the new user interface. The changes I think really tie the product together, and deliver the impression of professionalism and modernity. Having seen through a few product developments, you come to accept there are always discrepancies between designs and actual results. But, this one turned out perfectly as we envisioned.
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