… and it’s a good thing.

We’re in the process of redeveloping the Credential Verification Service user interface (UI). While our current UI works great, we’re constantly trying to make your job all the easier by streamlining how you interact with the service. I am the one who is charged with some of the initial ideas for the UI. So, naturally, during the meeting I asked the team about some of the new functions CVS will be serving in the upcoming months.

Here’s the problem: There’s a lot of them!

Understandably, you may have read that as a shameless plug for CVS’s functionality (and perhaps there is a little of that in there). But, what excites me is the primary source of this new functionality—you.

Honestly, when we initially developed the service we weren’t exactly sure exactly how people would chose to use it. Of course we had some good ideas, but we wanted to be open to cool new applications of CVS. This meant that we had to develop the software to be flexible—to allow us to add functionality as needed, without having to develop a whole new system. And, we did just this.

The exciting thing I learned at the meeting is that a lot of you have been asking if the service can be tweaked to meet your specific needs. And, of course, the answer is yes. We’ve been hard at work in adding functionality to solve your specific problems. And, we’ll be the first to admit it, a lot of these problems are things which we hadn’t predicted when initially developing the system. It has been really cool to see a system evolve organically from your specific needs.

Now, I have a problem. I have to make some sketches for a new UI which delivers all of these solutions in the best way possible! I like this problem—it is indicative that you are getting as excited about the functionality of CVS as we are. I’ll try not to let you down. When the new UI finally launches, let us know if you have any thought or suggestions. After all, you have been as instrumental in the service’s success as we have been—we’re happy to hear your thoughts.

Here’s to working together to solve more problems using CVS!

(Now I’m worried. If the system becomes too powerful, we’ll have to come up with a new name and logo—The Everything for Everything Service, perhaps?)