's progress update - January 17th, 2021
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What are you building, in a sentence?

GreatAlbum is like Netflix for photos/videos. Import Google/iCloud media, auto-organize into events; share in groups; browse & watch

What are your KPIs?
Complete basic Google Photos integration
Goal: 50 by January 31st
Current: 12 (Last week: 12)
Active beta users
Goal: January 31st
Current: Behind schedule (Last week: On schedule)
Pitch to 8 founders/investors in January
Goal: January 31st
Current: On schedule (Last week: On schedule)

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

-Complete Beta3 sprint w/site rebuild
-Complete "How GreatAlbum Works" demo video & page
-Hire Upwork contractor to build Google Photos module
-Test notification feature in DEV
-Practice pitch to two peer founders/investors
-Blog posts

🛠Beta3 sprint/site rebuild extended thru this week
Hired Upwork contractor to build Google Photos module
Practiced pitch with 2 founders
🛠Posted Upwork project for DevOps transition to Docker/AWS; reviewing proposals
Blog post

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

🛠Complete Beta3 sprint/site rebuild
Plan Beta4 sprint
🛠Hire Upwork contractor for DevOps transition to Docker/AWS
Practice pitch to 2 founders
📽Complete "How GreatAlbum Works" demo video & page

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

Project website · 616d ago

Personally, I keep my photos in one cloud - iCloud. I feel like it does virtually the same thing, automatically. It adds location, recognizes faces, etc. Maybe I'm wrong, because on the other hand I'm not one of those people who takes thousands of photos. :) Good luck! · 616d ago

Pay a designer on fiver or something similar for pitchdeck.

Show the value on slide 3. Too much detail in slide 4. · 616d ago

I love how state the problem and the solution so precisely. I think you are onto something here. I am on the road but if you reply this I can remember to go through the deck when I am home and give you more feedback. Goodluck! · 614d ago

Hi. Thanks so much for your feedback. Reminder to review again. ;-)

DesignForHappiness · 616d ago

I think you've done a lot on the one minute video and pitch deck but I think it would be good to also refine the exact pitch you are hoping to aim for as 'Netflix' conveys a very different theme to what it seems like you are providing.

I thought you might also be interested in being a part of a community for makers and hackers: · 611d ago

Thanks so much for your feedback. I registered on Currently on their waiting list, waiting to be accepted. · 616d ago

Hey Erik, I think it's a great idea! I have a few comments: what is "Home Stream"?, I would swap out the favicon and meta title, the photo album picture is huge, it's not obvious what the site is about until you really dive into it. I think what you should do is just build the 1st feature and launch it ASAP to get customer feedback, don't build out a 1+ schedule of features etc., it might change based on your custome · 616d ago

Love the product. Would probably use.
Pitch video: good intro, but you would benefit from less text and more showing the product.
Pitchdeck: Same as above. Spend some time designing the product event that will trigger the user to "buy" - show this instead of text explaining these events.

PONS · 616d ago

I would suggest using the Sequoia deck template, easy and understandable · 616d ago

Cool pitch!