This post is coming after a fairly long time – and for good reason too…
The last week was pretty hectic – I was very busy studying for my exams and more busy in trying to get our Final Year Engineering Project done and released.
Well, I am happy to inform you that we went live today at 5:30 pm (thats when our faulty registration page got fixed) :p
Presenting … ActiveCiti
(clap clap clap clap … )
Unlike so many other Final Year projects that we had seen – which mostly are very, very niche and no one ever seems to use them, we decided to go and do a complete product from scratch – however insignificant it might be, or no matter how many people use it.
We wanted to go through the entire site of developing a product …
So we wrote our own spec document, did our own database designs, did all our own interface designs, chalked out flow diagrams and made our own mistakes (which are quite a lot actually)
And to tell you frankly – the feeling is brilliantly awesome.
At the other end of the road, seeing the number of registered users increase by the hour is damn awesome :)
As of writing this – 7 hours into launch, we now have 50 registered users.
I know that this will now decline exponentially, but we hope that we make 100 atleast.
Something about the project
The entire project is a web application which makes planning a piece of cake.
It removes all the hassles of calling so many people back and forth while planning anything – a movie, a trip or even just planning to hang out at a local coffee place.
Though the content on the site is Pune Centric – that should not be a drawback and everybody anywhere should be able to use it – as we let users customize and add to the already existing content.
The entire application is done up in ASP.Net 2.0 with SQL Server 2000 as the backend database.
It took us about 4 months to get this done – working part time, managing college and stuff.
But it feels awesome now …
We did have some anxious – adrenalilne pumping moments when 2 hours into the launch (we actually did it at 3 pm) we found out that the register page was not working.
Then later quite a few pages started acting up and were not working as expected … but we managed to fix them and as of now everything seems to be chugging along nicely (touchwood)
We still have some way to go before this is finalised and polished.
Have got tonnes of feedback and our list of todo’s has already gotten filled.
Anyways, please do visit the site and register there.
The address is : http://www.activeciti.com
Any feedback would be deeply appreciated and you can drop it off at : http://www.activeciti.com/contact.aspx
Yay ! ActiveCiti is LIVE :)