So, what triggered this post? I like to use the Timehop app, which displays your history on the same day in the past across social media, and I like their mini-features like snow animations at Christmas. This Valentine's day opening up the app presented me with two options, would I like my real life on this day in social media and phone photos? Or would I prefer not to see it?
There are a couple of things I liked about this. The first was the obvious emptahy of the potential impact of such an emtional day. The second might seem a bit strange, but the use of regular updates that have become common and Timehop seem to use to deliver date targeted features such as these.
I have sat in various meetings on continous integration/delivery in the past and they have typically talked about ease of development, lower overheads, ease of understanding etc etc. All very good reasons but a bit insular.
I think features like this show how with good product management you can experiement with features that could be useful or react to missing use cases, perhaps ones like this that are time specific and won't make the cut for a March launch and they won't trigger for nearly a year. Who knows, maybe this is precursor to adding in user selected significant dates ... or hiding posts containing certain subjects.