's progress update - February 14th, 2021
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What are you building, in a sentence?

GreatAlbum - enable shared biographies & stories in membership-based albums. Enhance with Google/iCloud media auto-organized into events.

What are your KPIs?
Pitch to 8 founders/investors in February
Goal: 8 by February 28th
Current: 4 (Last week: 2)
1000 google photos imported via API
Goal: 1000 by February 28th
Current: 40 (Last week: 20)
50 active beta users
Goal: 50 by February 28th
Current: 10 (Last week: 8)

What did you accomplish this week? Did you do everything you planned?

đź› Continue to ramp up new Project Mgr
Implement Google Photos Importer
đź› Complete rebuild of app using Composer
Continue mockup of
Document/decide best path for email/in-app notifications
1-2 more blog posts

Major ramp up of new Project Mgr
Still Implementing Google Photos Importer with refinements
Practiced pitch to 2 founders/investors
Still working on mockup of
đź› Started to reverse engineer Open Social for key insights
Blog post

What do you want to have done by the end of next week?

Implement Google Photos Importer in PROD
đź› Complete rebuild of app using Composer
Practice pitch to 2 founders/investors
Finish mockup of
Finish key design plans based on Open Social
Two more blog posts

What would you like feedback on from the community? 1-min pitch video (so far)

Project website · 588d ago

Curious how the pitches went! From watching the pitch video - it felt very technical. You focused a lot on the "what" you're building (features) rather than the why (problem/solution). Help me feel the pain point and empathize so I can dream up how great of a product this might be. Good luck and keep on cruising! · 588d ago

Looking good :) will track your work! · 588d ago

Nice project

ShopEG-AI · 588d ago

The 1-min pitch video looks pretty neat, I would try to pack more demo visuals than text explanations.
I also remember reviewing the pitchdeck a few weeks ago, looks like you've made significant updates, looks much better. I also came across this guide from Hiten Shah, I'd strongly advice to go thru this
I would also explore polishing the Web UI a little.
Good luck! · 588d ago

I feel you should hire a designer freelancer... I like the idea, but the logo and layout harken to the early days of the web.

For Great Album, in particular, I believe it would benefit from a skeuomorphic style; meaning UI features designed to resemble real-life items. This way you can appeal to users' nostalgia when pitching your product.

BelayEndsPrecarity · 588d ago

This seems like a great project! I want to see you succeed, and the only thing I'm stuck on is what distinguishes you in terms of runway from what my android already does with my photos automatically.
I'd love to learn more about stickiness, your moat, and your most exciting and ambitious hopes for these fabulous building blocks. Looking forward to seeing what you build!

Lilius · 588d ago

1 minute video is great. I would shrink your pricing tiers. It doesn't seem like many people would ever leave the free tier. They may even manipulate the service so they never have to leave the tier. · 588d ago

Can definitely see the use for a product like this! Seems like photos taken on a phone go missing once they are taken. Could be a cool way to look back on memories with your family/friends

What a detailed approach.
pitch video is great.
pitchdeck has great detail.
what is your ask?

SNOUNDS · 588d ago

Your pitch deck is looking great! I remember the last one we reviewed. If you need a writer for your blog that has knowledge of SEO, let us know, we can help!