1. Anahita is not finished yet.
The birth release of Anahita (stable) was made available on January, however Anahita will never be finished, because it is an open ended project.
For a software project, "finished" is another word for "as good as dead". That means the project is no longer capable of growing, evolving, and keeping up with the changes in the ecosystem.
By not being finished yet, sometimes people refer to a software that isn't packed with all sorts of features that can be configured using point and click tools. In reality products that try to reach that state end up being very bloated and slow. In long term they become buggy, insecure, and hard to maintain.
That is why rather than packing Anahita with features, we are aiming to provide options to build features and focus on features that are used at least 90% of the time in all types of projects. These options are provided as APIs, recipes, and examples.
2. Anahita is not a polished product.
Anahita was never meant to be a polished product. Polished products are made to function in a limited context. Anahita is aiming to provide the generic building blocks for all sorts of social networking projects and you will be the one polishing it off before launching your project. You'll do that while saving tremendous time and resources by not having to start building from scratch.
That is why Anahita is similar to a box of legos. You can build many business projects with the lego bricks and constantly rebuild and refine the design. On the other hand some kids are just happy with a shiny red truck that provides some configuration options and it basically does one thing only: being a shiny red truck!
A red truck gets you started faster than a lego project. You get to go around and show it off, it is shiny and red, but you can't go far with it. The lego kids will always have a new game to play and they are often a lot more creative too.
3. Anahita is about to change their underlying infrastructure entirely.
All the foundations of the Anahita framework and platform are in place, however in every new release we will be constantly changing, rebuilding, and improving the technology based on what we have learned from using the previous releases. Sometimes we have to implement an architecture in multiple stages and gradually walk the community through the iterative updates and get them to the destination.
So the constant changes are just a permanent part of the evolution and growth of the project. The only thing that doesn't change, is change itself.
4. There is no instruction manual for Anahita
When you become a Premium member we won't give you an instruction manual. We do however provide help on the Premium support and project groups, but you must interact with the other people and us on a daily basis and be committed and willing to learn in order for us to be able to help you.
Seriously, if you really think that you can just read an instruction manual and put together a business idea or project of significant value on the web that grows and scales up, you are being very naive! You will be wasting time and resources of your own and others.
If you don't believe me, there are already point-and-click products out there crafted to entice people using long feature lists and built on a naive architecture or no architecture at all. Some of them come with instruction manuals too. Please do give them a try! If you liked them, then you have found your match. If not, then you have enough reasons not get distracted by them as much, get in the community, and learn from your peers.
5. Anahita is not for the none-technical users
If you know how to install and configure a Joomla, Wordpress, or Drupal installation, you should know just about enough to install and configure a social network using Anahita Social Engine and Social Apps. If you have technical skills, you can go far beyond that.
We have learned that people who benefit most from Anahitapolis services are:
1. Hackerpreneurs (Hacker + Entrepreneurs) who have hands in both technology and business development. These are the deadliest warriors in the technology world.
2. People who don't have the right technical skills but have the ambition and commitment to use Anahitapolis.com as a social learning environment to sharpen their technical and community management skills while we give them the basic building blocks for launching their projects.
3. Any combination of the last 2 who have development resources, i.e companies or teams with developers in them.
These 3 groups are worth investing in, because they are the ones who will most likely be impacting our future lives! If you look at many of the projects on the web that changed our lives (Facebook, twitter, Apple computers, Amazon, Flickr, Wordpress) they have been founded or co-founded by people who fit in either groups.
Another question is: Why not build Anahita packed with point-and-click features? After all if we want to have any chance of success, we should serve the none techie, none coder, business developer, idea person! Right?
No, Here is why:
Often what can be done with only 10 or 100 lines of code, it will take hundreds or thousands of lines of code to be done the point-and-click way. Now if you want to build a software that is packed with many point-and-click features, you will end up with with a software with hundred and thousands of line of code. Such a software does not scale up well, it is slow, does not evolve, and tend to be buggy and insecure.
So neither the product nor the people who will be using it are going to be any game changers. Sorry, but it's just how it's going to be. We think it would be unethical that we grab your money and give you false hopes. #anahita #social #networking #engine