Michael Dubakov recently announced the launch of a new project management platform called Fibery. Its noteworthy landing page immediately caught the eye of the popular business accelerator Y Combinator and sparked a vigorous discussion among its forum members.
The Fibery team reflected on the various challenges facing both the creators and users of such dev tools. But instead of pompously declaring Fibery to be the perfect solution to relieve tedium of complex project management projects, they admit (not without a share of self-irony) to being «yet another collaboration tool» that «claims to be all-in one, is mediocre at everything».
The idea got a mixed response: some of the commentators were blown away by the «hilarious» gag and had a good laugh, while others seemed to be downright puzzled and couldn’t believe Fibery was the real thing. A smaller group remained doubtful, saying it «should come with a trigger warning».
«It’s really tough to get there. It’s fab!» commented Dubakov on the news.ycombinator.com thread.
It remains to be seen whether the trick will do its job and help Fibery net clients. Dubakov says Fibery gathered about 1,000 new signups on one of the days following the release.
Apart from the sarcastic version of the website, there are three perfectly to-the-point, jokeless versions dubbed Build, Freedom and Connect. They can be accessed by tapping the «I don’t get it, explain differently» button in the bottom right corner of the page.