There have been several articles out of VentureBeat the last few days that need further examination for their application to the evolving business model and implementation approach for Zejoop. Here they are:
I need to fully absorb these later, but the gist of the first article is e-commerce prevails over ads, etcetera for monetization. This is good news at first glance because a primary channel for Zejoop is affiliate-link sales based on the “type” of event planned. Of course, no option is off the table, but it is good to know that my first instinct was good.
The second article asserts the importance of creating your app in such a way that it appeals to youth and that it is properly packaged in a slick mobile implementation. Well, of course, I knew this, but I needed to hear it again, clearly stated, right now. The implication for Zejoop is huge. By necessity, the way that I am learning to be a software developer, and due to my choice of the Java-based application framework Grails, I have basically built a fully capable desktop version of Zejoop that happens to have a reasonable, but not optimum mobile version attached. I’ve built desktop browser first, and have gotten mobile almost as an afterthought – passable but not as slick as it needs to be.
Fortunately, I have found that there are possible paths forward to get great mobile even from my starting point without needing to start over. A good discussion to that effect is here: