For some reason, she was not convinced.
For instance, you could employ geofencing and remind them of daily chores they may have forgotten, when they leave the house. Of course, geofencing is pretty imprecise at the moment - at least on my iPhone 4.
Much the same way, you could ask them to fetch something from the grocery store, if they're nearby or already there. That way, it gets less annoying than a text message at work, instance.
Having to check a website or app for chores is something that itself feels like a chore. Automated reminders and such that ping the person are the way to go, I think. Or electronics built into daily appliances and such.
I'd be worried about strangers opening issues about my house...
Partly I chose Github for user experience - it's a pretty good and simple issue tracker.
Partly it was ease of setup time, Github was to hand.
Partly I'm curious whether it being public can help. People might come and give advice on bugs, and in theory workmen could turn up and give me spontaneous quotes.
I was going to write a blog post about it before posting to Hacker News, looks like somebody else beat me to it!
It also lets you tack on collaborators to share the blame and responsibility. :)
Of course, you could well argue that it's a problem that it doesn't have the push, alert, and geofencing capabilities that make to-do services great to have.
Better support for discussions and tagging/prio?
The reasons for using GH Issues that frabcus mentioned, such as simplicity, setup time, being public, etc. are all covered by Trello as well. In my opinion, GH Issues shines when used with an actual software project, otherwise you're better off using something else.
Several years ago I put together a very-slightly-modified version of Trac (http://trac.edgewall.org) to keep track of maintenance issues with a vehicle fleet. It's worked nearly flawlessly for years and serves the purpose extremely well.
Are there any commercial projects that have taken this approach? "Software-style issue tracking for brick-and-mortar businesses"
> it's funny that "issue tracking" is somewhat constrained
> to software development
disclaimer - I'm an engineer at Redbeacon. Many of the team members use our My Home tool for all kinds of projects around the house.