As Farewill grows, so does the importance of our internal tooling — the software unseen by customers that helps power our services. We build much of it ourselves, and we take a great deal of care over it.
Our decision to build our operational software was very carefully considered and well researched. It’s now a key part of our product strategy. Why and how we took that view deserves its own blog post! …
Design crits at Farewill are a fun, humbling and high impact part of our design process.
A crit (short for critique) is a get-together of designers and others to share and comment on work-in-progress designs.
Farewill’s design crit takes place every Tuesday at 3pm. The format is fairly simple:
Today’s a big day at Farewill — we’re soft-launching our probate service.
Probate is needed after about half of deaths in England and Wales — it’s an official document obtained from a probate registry. We’ll be taking away the hassle and worry by dealing with all aspects of the probate application on behalf of our customers. It’s Farewill’s second major offering, joining our hugely successful wills product.
We’ve worked hard over the past few months to build a probate service that’s based on problems — problems faced by families after the death of a loved one, at a time when probate is often the last thing they want to deal with. …