I suspect it will be an app that means different things to different people and helps teams differently. But brass tacks, it’s a dashboard of meta-information about your website.
“Track your components” is just one of many things Luro can do, but it’s a pretty cool one. Imagine you’re on the design systems team on a product. You’re actually rolling out a design system, which is something that tends to happen over time. You can define the components in Luro (which can be sucked in via Figma if you want, which is que fancy), then tell Luro what CSS selector represents those components and Luro will watch the pages of your site to see if they are used. And even watch the old selector if you’re trying to compare old vs. new coverage.
So what about that, say,
<Form /> component?
- It is among all the rest of your Components, giving you something of a visual representation of your system.
- Luro will show you what it looks like in Figma, if you want, and help you jump over to it.
- You can embed a real-life demo of it, say, as an Embedded Pen, Storybook, or the like.
- You can relate it to anything else relevant to you in Luro, like other components, projects, or research.
That just some of just one feature. You don’t even have to care about components to use Luro. Luro can be the home of documentation about your website. As in, literal text and image documents that are important to your site, whether you write them directly on Luro or link up the documents from some other tool (Luro has a million integrations). Documents and information you might, say, want someone new joining your team to read and reference.
Did your team make decisions about something? Document that. Link up the prototypes. Add the research. Add the testing. All these things are first-class citizens in Luro. Can’t you imagine a better world where information about your site doesn’t die when you have employee churn? A better world where you deliver not only a website to your clients, but a world for them to understand how it all works and came to be?
Luro can also help you and your team understand where you’re at and what needs to be better. Two of the most important metrics for any website are accessibility and performance, and Luro can test these for you on an individual page basis (via Lighthouse analysis). Anybody can run Lighthouse, but having a shared dashboard with this information means everyone is looking at the same thing and can make decisions about what to tackle together.
Some free taglines:
- A Luro is forever.
- There are some things money can’t buy, for everything else, there’s Luro.
- Luro, have it your way.