Yeah agreed @wahome!
So the reason why I think this is so important is because it will build transparency, a feeling of progress and a kicking-and-alive team. That makes more people dare to jump into using bubble professionally (these are the paying ones). TBH! Right now I feel slightly outside of the bubble in regards to knowing whats exactly going on inside the bubble.
What about writing a clear disclaimer on top that the roadmap are subject to change at any time and that users should be careful of planning projects or progress based on feature-launch estimates. That the primary purpose of the roadmap is to show the current status of priorities and progress of the bubble team.
An idea. (Feel free to disagree.) What about keeping the Roadmap updated on the website but with a link to/rss feed from a new STICKY “Updates / releases” post in the forum. In this way you will draw more new users into the forum and thus strenghtening the community.
Keep a thread of micro-posts where you guys commit (yeah I know scary) to weekly micro-updates (written in max 60 seconds maybe?). Would you sacrifice 60 seconds per week to let your users look forward to regular updates on the team, progress, challenges and changes in priorities.
Hey guys, this week we are really proud of almost completing feature X, 80% along the way, hopefully we will release it next week after testing completely. We had some challenges with the scaling of Y this week and thus had to push the Z feature a couple weeks forward. Emmanuel is currently on vacation so there is less noise from his heavy metal music but more work for us left here in the freezing NY weather.
I think small updates would even pull the users closer to bubble feeling that they also are a part of what is happening.
I understand that companies are afraid to take on commitments to updates, releases etc. But I strongly believe in continuity, I believe it will take more pressure OFF and instead create more evangelism…If I`m coooompletely way off with this idea, please let me know, I can take some disagreements
Have a great weekend folks!