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The New Semester Begins

posted 31 Jan 2016, 22:06 by Nikhil Venkatesh
We've got a lot of work this semester. As for the dev side, I've managed to get my hands on the beta version of stripe Singapore and that is going to be used as our payment engine. Suyash has spent a lot of time making the website's front end as mobile friendly as possible, so it's cross compatible. This would help our future migrations to dedicated mobile platforms including android and ios apps. We've updated the dependencies to get rid of all possible deprecations. Now the major task left is to deploy and test. We've updated the launch date to 20 days from now. The coming soon site is now live at

Ernest is working on the marketing materials to be used. He is also trying to get OGEM to collaborate with us in order to boost our initial intake.

We've hit a few barriers during the dev  phase. Everyone had become busy with STARS registration during the add/drop period. Our product was "okay" for deployment but a little buggy. But if we were going to do this right, we needed to get a fully functional ready product out to the customers rather than try and meet the timeline. Hence, we pushed the deadline to a few days later which we hope doesn't cost us too much compared against customer satisfaction.