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Day 34 - Signup improvements, payment gateway setup

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Designing Pricing Buckets

Took a break from coding in the morning to design some illustrations for pricing. It got me excited about the pricing module itself and I continued working on implementing it.

I spent majority of the day on it only to realize towards the end that Stripe’s new beta checkout is severely lacking in it’s implementation - the new checkout creates a new customer everytime it goes through a checkout. There seems to be no way to associate a checkout with an existing customer. I thought I must be doing something wrong so contacted their rep. It took me a good half hour to explain this rather simple issue. Needless to say, nothing got resolved and I decided to go back to an older checking implementation.

Half a day wasted but a good lesson learned

When working on your MVP go with tried and tested if you know that it’ll work instead of the next flashy thing.

Will try to get the old way working tomorrow. This damn jetlag will be the end of me!


  • I need to polish the sidebar a bit
  • Project summary needs to be populated
  • Ability to assign colors to users/stakeholders
  • figure out how to do stakeholder findings
  • Offline capable
  • add description to sitemap nodes
  • Need to add several hooks for synthesis events
  • Export for question & answers
  • Implemented wordcloud for cross-case analysis
  • Export Synthesis
  • Security rules
  • Beta terms
  • Profile Page
  • Feedback Mechanism
  • Billing setup
  • Export for sitemaps
  • Landing page graphics
  • Landing page implementation


  • Contact Dean - No Response
  • Contact Terran
  • Contact Rebecca round 2
  • Interview Terran
  • Interview Juliana
  • Demo to Rebecca (scheduled for Sunday)
  • Set up a meeting with Logan set up for next Wed.
  • Get Rebecca on-boarded
  • Get Juliana on-boarded
  • Set up a meeting with Peter
  • Meet with Logan and get him on boarded