I wonder how they are able to pay for 3rd party transactions with Stripe? Charging the customer's credit card with Stripe then paying with your own payment method incurs a transaction fee and potentially chargebacks
(Disclaimer: co-founder of Perssist, a tech-enhanced virtual assistant service)
Yes I wonder too. They're storing the card in Stripe. But then they're paying the Pizza joint for the Pizza (who probably doesn't have a Stripe account) So they're charging your card against their Stripe account and then I assume using their own cards to charge for the Pizza manually. It seems like that'll have some scale challenges.
(Disclaimer: I work at Spreedly where we see a lot of these cross merchant/PCI compliant services launching.
I also think this is the most similar looking Google reader replacement out there and that's a good thing! (for me). I just want a non-opinionated rss reader. No messing with content or discovery/recommendation. Just good ol rss reader for many feeds.
Definitely. Everyone can pretty much give opinions on what's pretty and what's not if you ask them. Or even if you don't ask them. This is why designers have to deal with relatively a lot more inputs, politics and decision making deadlocks.
To put it simply, my mom will not be able to tell you whether your codes are scalable but she can definitely tell you why she prefers pink as opposed to white on those toggle buttons (or why the dropdown animation is confusing).
sometimes I wonder why people post comment like this. I mean does every articles or point of view posted here has to be 100% politically correct, addressed all the little semantic issues and cover all possible counter-arguments?
it's called opinion for a reason. people do think out loud. discuss or dissect it. don't belittle it with snark.
seriously cool. looks like chat is the new 'to-do list' and I mean that in a good way. if anything it is more fun and interactive to build.
i also did something similar except the chat room generation is automatic and based on your location. Basically http://getyoucoffee.com/ will decide which chat room you are assigned to based on your location. it's pretty huge in cities with subways.