During the last two weeks, we have kicked off a new cycle with an experiment of using Notion for creating and storing organizational documents. It is nice to see that using the templates makes the cycle planning so much easier, and the relations between documents are well organized so that they can better serve within and between the MEs. So far, so good!
We have welcomed two new members in our last update, this time again good news: We have another new member Timo joined the Polis ME in the last week! We are very excited to have Timo on board and he will work with us on the governance, such as developing the business model for Polis, facilitating our internal workshops, providing services like templates and tools to the MEs and so on.
It's great to see our team is growing strong!
Use Case Analysis Survey
If you sometimes feel frustrated while using your phone, e.g. by switching between dozens of apps to find the latest messages, receiving annoying notifications at the wrong time, or even worse, getting distracted while doing a simple task, this survey might be something useful for you. You can share all of your frustrations with us and we'll try to fix as many as we can!
We are looking for people who can help with our use case analysis, by recruiting people to participate in one-hour zoom interviews that will take place between March 29 and April 9 at a time convenient to you.
iOS and Browser Front-ends
We have made good progress on the general editor of the iOS front-end. We took the existing code base and refactored it, one major change is that we moved from Realm database to SQLite, so that all platforms can use the same schema and better work together. There's a demo of the newly refactored iOS app.
With the success of the Flutter experiments we have made at the browser app front-end, we have proceeded with implementation, check out our new repository!
CircleUBI Wallet Integration
In this cycle we plan to make the design for the CirclesUBI wallet integration on the front-end side, especially for the browser application. To begin with, we have defined the view of the wallet by creating a CVU file that is used to describe how to view the wallet data.
Here is an example of the view that shows the current status of user Bob's Circles account, including the total balance and the contacts (other Circles accounts that Bob trusts) of Bob, as well as a function for CirclesUBI transfer.
In the next step we will improve this view by adding more information such as addresses to the account user, and transaction details to the user's contacts.
Since Timo joined, our governance team has doubled in size! Now we have two people both working part-time to help us become a self-managing organization that can scale rapidly. To help with that they've been doing research towards Accountability & Reward systems that can help us create an organizational rhythm that is aligned, enables us to reach our goals and be rewarded for doing the things that add value to the organization.
In the coming cycles we'll start experimenting with this and putting the proposals to a vote!
We have designed a new layout for memri.io, our developer's site, based on the new (and shiny) Design System Library (DSL). So, we're dropping the old aesthetic, incorporating the new one and moving into the future! The site is now being implemented, it will be ready to launch soon.
A design system is a living style guide that's collaborative and code-connected. It starts with the styles and components in Figma, then move its way into the team library to finally become code components that exist in a place that's easy to reference, contribute and version controlled, like a git repository.
The idea is to apply the new DSL gradually to our collection of websites, starting with memri.io, following with docs, then blog and finally memri.cloud.