Simple Elements : Update #3 - Here we go!
Hello Everyone! Happy Saturday!
It’s incredible how things are progressing, it’s actually a fun ride but hard to pace yourself. It’s been 3 weeks since our last post, and we have a ton of updates to share with y’all.
We are happy to say that this is our last post on Tumblr! Our website is in the final stages, and our next post will be on it :)
Bookmark our website: www.simpleelements.us
Some of you might know this, but just in case…we were selected in the top 10 finalists of the Engadget contest!!! And this wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for your votes, so from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
After we got selected, we found out that we were not as ready as all of the Engadget contenders, so we have worked extra hard in the last 3 weeks in order to catch up with everything.
From the application design and coding, our amazing freelancers are almost close to finishing the app this week, and we will start the process of uploading it to the Apple store very shortly.
Our server application, database and communication to the brain of the mailbox is fully operational! Pablo, my brother, did an excellent job in setting the server up and learning node.js and SQL….amazing job!
Last Friday, after 25 consecutive hours of work we finished the assembly of our first functional prototype! We were very impressed with the final design that our designer aka “Mom” made. We installed the mailbox on the post, and we were receiving information perfectly, just in time for the shooting of our video :) . Last Sunday, it was our first time with cameras, and I think it turned out amazing…I can’t wait to see the final cut. If some of you were wondering, yes Firu was part of it :)
While we were putting together the mailbox, Christy, did an excellent job in getting ready for the presentation in New York, for which 7,000 people will be attendance plus more than 100 people from the press, including Bloomberg, ABC, NBC, PC Magazine, Forbes and others. So, we’ve made pen drives, press kits, business cards, flyers, banners, t-shirts and even personal stamps in preparation :)
Lastly, here’s a glimpse at the second prototype that we’ll be using at the show. We’ve made several improvements on it, including the recessed door you can see here. It should be finished later today!
Again, thanks all for all the help and support! We just hope that we can make this small company work and make some changes in our community.
Simple Elements Team