The vision for Yorco came through a roundabout process that involved a prior startup, frustration with basecamp and lots of coffee. I worked with a small group of friends to create a simple, distributed, task sharing web application that allowed us to communicate and delegate efficiently.

I designed the Interface for Yorco and was honored to work with the incredibly talented full-stacked developer, James Friedman on the Front-End. I helped design and develop the interface, using the Django Templating system and Bootstrap 2.2. We turned Yorco into a company and got a small amount of seed-funding, but ultimately decided to shut the company down in 2012 and the codebase now exists as a pretty awesome open source project - Django Primer.

Yorco Interface

The main goal for the Yorco UI was to create a centralized hub where you could narrow in on tasks individually, or zoom all the way out and see tasks from every project, in every group.

Yorco Interface1

Individual tasks could house documents, conversations, assignees and due dates. All the content of each task was editable by the members of the group it was assigned in and organized by the project the group delegated it to.

Ultimately, the goal for Yorco was to become a productivity suite of apps. We watched Orchestrate and Asana launch in the collaborative task/sharing space while we were building and thought the space was gaining momentum. However, we ultimately spent too much time working on the product internally and not enough time signing up customers and figuring out how to scale.