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3 Presentation Life cycle of a feature at Wikia

Several tools have been designed to aid in the creation and dissemination of information.

Feature development stages

FANDOM generally follows a minimum viable product approach to software development [1], so features can be loosely grouped under 4 main stages:

  • Prototype (MVP) - feature is under active development and is generally only available to staff and/or select communities
  • Limited beta - feature is being tested by few communities
  • General Release - feature is enabled for all users
  • Dormant - feature is either no longer actively developed or has been removed

Feature matrix

Feature Description Type Status
Portable Infoboxes This tool allows quick creation of Infoboxes Informational General release[2]
Flags Provides a notification management system Informational Cancelled[3]
Curated main page Provides tools to create a mobile-friendly page Navigation General release[4]
Hero image Provided a consistent look for main page with a description Design Dormant[5]
Template Classification Provides a way to classify and organize templates. Curation General release[6]

References

  1. Life cycle of a feature at Fandom
  2. The Future of Infoboxes on Fandom
  3. Technical Update: August 24, 2015
  4. Introducing Curated Main Pages
  5. Technical Update: May 4, 2015
  6. Template Types: A Smarter Categorization System

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