Greetings weMORI backers and team members!
“Every moment of one’s existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less.” ―Norman Mailer
Back in August, we successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign thanks to all of you. We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude. Not just because you allowed us to start the process of making our vision a reality, but also because you all gave us the confidence to further invest our time and resources into weMORI as a whole.
We’ve been hard at work since then, and we’re now at a place where we feel we have something to share. There’s still a ways to go, but the foundation has been laid. We’d also like to extend our thanks to the talented people over at Fluxweave, who are partnering with us in developing the weMORI app. And just to be clear, it’s your app too!
Early alpha phase
We’re now officially in alpha. This means that a few of us have the humble beginnings of the weMORI app on our phones, so that we can test and improve all aspects and incrementally add features as they are developed. The current iteration is by no means complete, neither in terms of functionality nor in terms of design. We’re not quite ready to publish to a wider audience just yet, but stay tuned.
What happens next?
Over the next couple of months, we’ll be working towards the Minimum Viable Product (MVP/beta), and adding the following features to the app:
Design and branding
Project portfolio (Several curated projects to choose from)
Several payment options
Data visualisations / project tracking
Details TBD (depending on what data we get from partners like WLT)
Gift a “forest” / project
Feed (blog and other content)
Personalised page (think profile page with impact tracking)
Daily tips (or questions)
Social features (like sharing)
Estimated delivery of MVP/beta: Mid November 2020
Estimated public launch of MVP/beta: December 1st 2020
As mentioned above, this is the beginning of a longer journey. The MVP/beta is still a ways off, and even that will be an early step. There are many interesting and useful features yet to come! This first devblog is intended to give you an update and to share our progress so far. We’re all very excited and can’t wait to continue this journey with you.
For those who want to try the app before release and give us feedback as we go, we will invite you to participate in a beta test program when we’ve developed the app to a point where it’s closer to our vision and stable enough to avoid unnecessary technical issues.
If you have any comments or questions, we invite you to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I’d like to share with you a couple of very early screenshots. Please keep in mind that these do not reflect the final product, and that all assets and designs are development placeholders.
All the best,
Alexander J. Siggers
Co-founder, head of product and design