NewsSneak peek at Orchestrate web site

Mike (mikekus) and I (ryancarson) have been working really hard on the design for the front-end site for Orchestrate, Andy Wright’s new web app. We’ve been brought in to design the ‘public’ site that explains what the application does and (hopefully) gets you to sign up to try it out.

The web app was already beautifully designed by Jon Hicks and been coded in Rails. I can’t wait to see how the application does in the wild as it’s going to be perfect for a certain niche.

I think it’s really coming together and we’re very excited about unveiling it – hopefully late this week. Here’s a sneak peek. What do you think it does?

Orchestrate Map

21 Responses to “Sneak peek at Orchestrate web site”

  1. Not knocking it Ryan, but some of these comments – aren’t you afraid of stalkers?

  2. Sim City in web app form? I kid, but that would be awesome.

    Nice work on the design/illustration.

  3. Scott Nelle on January 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm said:

    I see somebody already spoiled all the fun by tracking down the website, but my guess was going to be a scheduler that sends SMS and email notifications at specific times. Or a 2d pixel-art-ish virtual world game, which I think would be cool. 🙂

  4. Ade St. John-Bee on January 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

    Sorry, didn’t see the above post already going with my *joke*

  5. Ade St. John-Bee on January 26, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

    Orchestrate is a powerful web based scheduling application. Accessible from any Internet connected computer, Orchestrate helps you manage all aspects of your client contracts including tasks, locations and people. It is easy to use, and particularly suitable for Service and Maintenance professionals…

    There’s my guess.

    Seriously though it looks great. Would be very interested in seeing it finished from an HCI point of view.

  6. Mark Caudell on January 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

    From the current webiste:
    “Orchestrate is a powerful web based scheduling application. Accessible from any Internet connected computer, Orchestrate helps you manage all aspects of your client contracts including tasks, locations and people. It is easy to use, and particularly suitable for Service and Maintenance professionals.”

  7. Mark Walmsley on January 26, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

    A very comely, collective, corporate concrete collateral compliance calendar and collaboration thingie?

  8. Matt Hamm on January 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

    It looks like it keeps track of your upcoming schedule in the guise of a visual calendar/map?

  9. Bryan Karloff on January 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

    I imagine that it inflates your ego to monstrous levels, Ryan.

    It appears to be very effective.

  10. Jay Greasley on January 26, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

    Some kind of facilities management app. Or environmental reporting ??
    Good exposure, whatever it is, so money well spent I’d say 🙂

  11. Good guessing folks. Keep it up! 🙂

  12. Melissa Leon on January 26, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

    I agree with Jeese. It looks like it could be used for someone who owns or does maintenance on buildings. Whatever it is it looks nice.

  13. Filip Salomonsson on January 26, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

    I’m going to go ahead and guess that is does what it says on the website. 🙂

  14. Benno Wasserstein on January 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm said:

    Beautiful graphics and awesome attention to detail. Can’t say I’ve seen too many water sampling plants in my time, but that looks to be an exceptionally good looking one.

    One thing – not sure about the commas after the timespan in the annotation bubbles?

  15. Looks like it has to do with scheduling.

  16. I suspect it’s some sort of reminder system for Health and Safety compliance across an organisation?

    Nice idea and very squidgy design 🙂

  17. Jesse Vlasveld on January 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm said:

    It looks like a planner/calender or something for a person who owns, and/or rents out several properties. Like a maintenance scheduler of some sorts.

    Whatever it exactly is, it sure looks hot!

  18. Rob Chant on January 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm said:

    Not sure what it’s for, but all those roads can’t possibly be good for local air quality ;).

  19. I like the combo of nice graphics and easy to read speech bubbles. Very nice.

  20. James McDonald on January 26, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

    That looks amazing man! Good job guys 🙂 can’t wait to see the full thing.

  21. Milo Yiannopoulos on January 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

    Um… is it software for local government?

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