If liked our episodes on using WordPress to build your web app’s MVP, you’re going to love this interview with Noel Tock, of HappyTables.com.
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“You can’t build any app on-top of WordPress. It works really well for apps that are content based.”
“Customizing the existing wp-admin is a lot of work.”
“For an MVP, WordPress would work fine. But for something bigger that you want scale, it’s probably better to use something (like Ruby on Rails).”
“Now that WordPress has custom post types, there’s way more you can do.”
“It doesn’t really matter anymore what technology you’re using on the backend. The bar’s really been raised in terms of what users expect [in the front-end experience].”
“We used to be content when app just did something, Hotmail did email. But now we have higher expectations on how an app [looks and feels].”
“We’re trying to understand the users mores, as opposed to what code powers the back-end.”
“We launched Happy Tables in February, 2012.”
“Most of our traffic is organic traffic.”