How to Make Your Software Sacred

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Just posted this over at Entrepreneurship Lab titled 11 Striking Traits of Sexy, Sacred Software. 

But here are the 11 S’s of Sacred Software with some examples:

  • Sync — Software should be available everywhere I want it to be, like my iPhone, then my laptop and yes, even at the public library I just used this week. (Dropbox)
  • Social — Software should connect me to others. (TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, yada yada)
  • Share — Software should help me easily share my life (or stuff) with others (WordPressPinterestSwap)
  • Stats — Software should help me measure and analyze everything I do. (Google AnalyticsNike+ Running App, or FitBit)
  • Sell — Software should help me sell my stuff (EtsySquareUpStripe)
  • Spend — Software should help me buy the stuff I want. (Amazon’s one-click payments, iTunes, [insert any app store])
  • Smart — Software should help me find and figure out stuff faster and easier. Yes, software should think for me. (Google’s autofill or shortcuts, Netflix recommendations)
  • Simple — Software should be easy to understand and use. Super bonus points if you don’t need a manual or have to ask questions. (TumblrUber)
  • Spam — Software should sift out the spam and noise in my life. (AkismetGmail)
  • Speed — Software should make things faster and streamline life for me. (CDNs, caching services, Mint, but let’s share the worst example of speed: Facebook Mobile)
  • Secure — Software should make everything safe and secure (1Password)

Read and comments on the full post at the EntreLab here.

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