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ichijou
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How can,
A big fucking corporation,
Have this many,
Stupid assholes,
Within,

So, recently we have added a feature to find nearest agents(users) in our app, yay,

Nothing fancy, just showing a list (of user data, address, distance, geographical position and such), if clicked will open a map app (deep link to google or else) showing the clicked user’s position

Then comes around the product owner relaying a message from the fucking “business guys”, and their request was,

“Can you make a url that can be shared in whatsapp or instagram, then when people clicked on it, it will open a map that shows all of our nearest users, and it must be accessible from public”

Never have I had the urge to act impolitely like today, well that’s what happens when an entire business division is ran by a bunch of fucking dinosaurs,

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  • 3
    Make a call to compliance and ask if this is ok.
  • 4
    @heyheni no need, we already rejected it, due to various(obvious) reasons
  • 5
    Just to add, what they want is,

    - a quick implementation to display nearest users,

    - interface should be google map like,

    - accessible to public,

    They thought because we already have the user data (200k ish), somehow we can just pass it to google map (literally open maps.google) and display the data in there

    The stupidest part, their referenced example was, when someone shared a place from google, and you click the url, it will open google map pinpointing that location,

    They thought the same can be done with 200k+ locations at the same time
  • 2
    Haha WHAT. This...this is truly amazing.
  • 4
    Sounds like a good idea. They shouldn't expect that they know what is possible and what isn't, so they better present the idea and ask if something like that is possible.
  • 6
    In a place where we live, this kind of shit is like a fucking tradition
  • 10
    "It must be accessible from public" - Isn't that a privacy concern as well?
  • 7
    1. Public url but secured, need authentication
    2. Show the aggregated data at highest map level, as used zoom in, show the drilled down data relevant to the geo tile zones n vice versa.

    Seems a valid business use case. You seem to be a pain in the ass kind of developer, sorry, take no offence, but the business guys running the show have some skills about their customer's need.
  • 1
    @electrineer that’s an interesting thought

    @devTea yep

    @Suppoze that’s one of the reason why we rejected it,
  • 5
    @ajit555

    1. They want it to be accessible without authentication

    2. Of course we did think of this IF we were told and given proper time to make an interface for it, problem is they want a “url” that open “google map” to serve the data, and they want a “quick implementation” that could be accessible by “everyone”

    ...

    3. Privacy concerns as @Suppoze mentioned, because they don’t want authentication, hence the “accessible by public”

    4. We don’t have enough manpower to do the task properly even more to try and comply with their request that they want it “as soon as possible”

    5. To conclude, we may not be the best skilled developer, but we are not stupid, we do consider several other scenarios,

    No offence taken, pardon the lack of clarity of context and explanation, the business guys have always been clashing with the IT departments due to their ridiculous requests,

    Also you seem to be someone that tends to draw their own conclusion without properly understanding the issue thoroughly, either that or just a common troll,

    Oh and please do take no offence,
  • 0
    @ichijou
    From what I learned on working with the business, they don't understand the terms they are using. Your "public" can be something totally else than their "public". Good Product Owner should qualify used terms and requirements with both sides, understanding their needs and dependencies. Obviously you can't make that thing "public public" but you can expose it to some group and the Product Owner should make it clear.
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