's progress update - January 24th, 2021
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What are you building, in a sentence?

GreatAlbum is like Netflix for home 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: 20 (Last week: 12)
Active beta users
Goal: January 31st
Current: Behind schedule (Last week: Behind 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?

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

Two more days to complete Beta3 sprint/site rebuild
Planned Beta4 sprint
Discussed 15 DevOps proposals, making decision this week
Reviewed demo of Google Photos Importer module
Delivered pitch to 2 more founders
đź“˝Completed (ugly) How GreatAlbum Works page

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

Implement Google Photos Importer in Dev/Test
đź› Decide on DevOps path forward; hire contractor if needed
đź› Complete Beta3 sprint; launch Beta4 sprint
Practice pitch to 2 founders/investors
Beautify "How GreatAlbum Works" page
Couple more blog posts

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

Project website · 609d ago

How is this any different than Apple Photos? Maybe do a comparison on the landing page it will help a lot in understanding yoiur product! · 609d ago

The plan sounds extremely detailed, so that's great. One thing I would advise is to talk to more users rather than investors and understand how they currently interact and organize photos. For me, I tried using Google Photos but quickly realized that it wasn't too useful for me. And the primary motivation was storage. Obviously it would be good to see your photos organized, but not sure how urgently people want it

shop-compras-james · 609d ago

I love the idea of the product and can think of older family members in particular who would enjoy it very much. Also it’s obvious you are consistently working toward your weekly goals.

Change your pitch to make it more relatable- is this something you watch on the couch with your family? Is it on your computer? Is it more for storage or for viewing? · 609d ago

Hello! That's a great and sweet idea. It really bothers lots of people to get lost inside their albums. I really love the feature of the movie clip, my phone actually does that. It brings an important date and displays few images in movie format. That would be a great improvement for your side.

Here is an improvement point from my side: You may want to change your favicon since Drupal logo is visible at the moment · 609d ago

Great progress.
About your video, it's pretty good, I understand you are focusing on a huge market.
About one line in your pitch deck, I prefer to say "Digital Album to share your memory with your surroundings"
Your website should have more photos and videos for the image of your product.

phaethon · 609d ago

"To learn more about how to use GreatAlbum, visit the GreatAlbum User Guide."

why not put it right in front of me? Is this a local installation?
Anyway, is not clear how it works. · 609d ago

I totally expected something different based on the name - that is: music.

I think the right hand sidebar is rather chaotic the way it is right now and I'd focus my design efforts on that area. Safely skip the donate stuff until you have a completed product, as currently it only clutters the design.

TensorCell · 609d ago

An interesting project, good progress! Congratulations!

EMM · 609d ago

1. Web takes me to a login page w/ no context - & too many words
2. Why can’t you build on top of google photos? Does it need to be a new platform?

Pitch deck S2: black font hard to read & not centred (your design isnt great - get a deck template from themeforest)

I’m getting no visionary vibes. Feels like a not-so-exciting problem from the pitch deck. · 609d ago