A major concern for most software developers is the rising number of startups out there. While there are certainly some companies doing some real damage control, there’s been a significant increase in the number of companies which rely on the idea of user experience, as much for marketing as creating real software. That means that a lot of the risk comes from the developers themselves rather than their product’s long term ability.
In this list we will share 5 ways that we, as human beings, are changing the way we create the software we are ultimately going to use. By using these specific tools, we can help ourselves stop the rise of software shepherds, while, at the same time, allowing us to create a good experience that suits the very best user of our software. 1.) Google Trends (aka Google Analytics): This is a simple tool that lets you track online trends of search queries.