Unicorn.TV has lead to amazing side endeavors. Here are a few:
We have also built out a proprietary content management system on Rails that supports:
- Multi-lingual publications
- Authors with custom, tiered access control
- Custom meta data, taxonomy and analytics
- Tight integration with github API
What makes this product such a great case study is the speed at which we deployed it. We launched a tooling site, Swift Toolbox and the main Unicorn.TV website within a few weeks of the announcement of Swift. Our MVP was built on Rails in less than a month. After launch, we were contacted by Bleeding Edge Press to publish a book on game development in Swift, which we also turned over in a matter of weeks. It has been a little over a year since the initial launch, and our sites are now used by thousands of users. All of this has been achieved as a side project, with a small amount of design and development hours.
Our goals from here are to continue to use the Unicorn.TV network as an outlet to share content with the community and train the next generation of unicorns. We love using this case study to demonstrate the power of rapid prototyping, and getting to market as quickly as possible with a small set of features.