We realized at the start of the year, that these 4 features were heavily requested by users:
- On-demand credits
- Credit Rollover
- Paypal support
- Bulk downloading
And while these might sound easy to build, we discovered that the site wasn't built properly from the start to support them. So we needed to do a complete rewrite of the backend to support it.
We originally estimated this would take only a few months to complete. But we vastily underestimated it's complexity. Our web developers ran into more and more problems as they went, and as of the time of writing this, it's still not live - thanks to one last problem: Braintree not yet setup correctly.
Another contributor for the delay was that the scope gradually increased as it went. Because as it was being built we thought of extra functionality we needed, which prolonged the release date and sometimes required a re-do of existing work.
We don't expect to undertake web development of this size again, but if we do require any more big site developments updates, we want to release it in smaller increments on a more frequent basis.
The high quality of community artwork!
Every month we feature the best community artworks. And one thing we've noticed steadily increasing is the quality of community artworks!
Here are some of our favourite renders from the Poliigon community in 2017: