Podio has been growing at a remarkable pace and so is its data. This data not only includes app items, but also tasks and notifications. Along with adding 300 million items, we have also added 800 million notifications in 2019.
While the volume of usage and data is a key to measuring success for a product's adoption, it is detrimental for scale and performance. So a successful product needs to be strategic and have a good command on the data it is storing, while keeping in check, the customer experience and performance of the product does not get impacted.
We, at Citrix Podio, strive towards delivering the best experience for our users. Hence, we plan on optimising our features and data so as to make our system scalable, stable and more performant.
As a first step, we would start this optimisation by deleting old notifications, which are least useful for users. Notifications, though very much important for getting work done and collaboration, become rather dormant data once they are read and/or once they get old. For instance, no user goes back to check read notifications that were received a month back. Even if some older notifications are unread, it is highly unlikely for a user to go back in time to check those notifications, more so ever because the notifications would have lost their urgency.
Please Note: By deleting notifications, we are just referring to deleting the notification alerts received on Podio. The actual data and content triggering the notification stays unaffected.
Which notifications are considered old? All notifications (both read and unread) triggered 90 days earlier will be considered as old notifications and be deleted from Podio.
Release Timeline: All Podio notifications, older than 90 days will be unavailable starting 27th January 2020
We feel this would be a significant incremental step at optimising Podio database through reduction in data volume. As a bonus, we hope this will help users stay clear of old, outdated notifications and instead keep better focus on recent, more relevant updates, that might demand immediate action.
If you have questions or concerns about this upcoming change, please reach out to our team here
Follow this news for more updates on this optimisation step.
/Pallabi - Product Manager
Please sign in to leave a comment.