Tired of answering the same questions again and again?

I've been working with many teams in my previous jobs and during my freelance career. One problem kept bugging me, since I always had it and my coworkers seem to have it as well: the more time you stay in a team, the more you keep answering the same questions again and again to newcomers.

So I decided to make something about it. What if you had to answer a question only once?

For this to work, you have to make sure your solution is as easy to use than to ask to the next guy. I've played a lot with chrome extensions lately, it seems a good fit here: anytime you have a question, anywhere you are, just click the extension and ask your question.

This led me to realize that chrome extensions are quite under-exploited currently. You usually see them as a cool helper, a small plugin that do a very simple task. What if we were to think about them rather like mobile apps, a full-fledged app in a browser extension?


Comments


  • Seth Louey – Creative Director @madglory, Communication Director @AIGAUPSTNY, hackathon addict, problem solver, lover of creativity. Reply

    I like where your head is at here, Oliver. I'd really like to see this play out a bit by testing the extension.

    3 years ago

  • Olivier El Mekki Reply

    Thanks! I think I should have something ready for a beta test worst case scenario in a month, but I will post a demo video before that ;)

    3 years ago

  • Seth Louey – Creative Director @madglory, Communication Director @AIGAUPSTNY, hackathon addict, problem solver, lover of creativity. Reply

    Oh cool! Definitely a video would be nice to checkout.

    3 years ago

  • Cory Trimm Reply

    This sounds really cool, Olivier. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Erudit.

    3 years ago

  • Olivier El Mekki Reply

    @cdt5058 Thanks Cory :) Just added a new post with a video of the very alpha version!

    3 years ago