Today I got burned by my redis service for the last time. I am not going to name names, but they are listed within the heroku add-ons. Everybody needs a redis instance so I had to pick a new service to replace my existing, but there are currently 5 redis providers listed as add-ons.
I had no way of deciding which one to pick. Yeah yeah, i could have done some research, but my existing redis instance was just flat out not working and parts of our app was down. I was in a hurry. In the end, like the seasoned engineer I am, I picked the one with the prettiest logo. My point is, why doesn't Heroku have some type of transparency within their add ons section? It should look like the itunes store. When choosing between heroku add-ons, I should be able to see how many other projects are using the add-on and some reviews would also be nice. Can anyone think of a reason why it doesn't work this way today?