Hey guys, so this is what I have so far after our conversation with Phil yesterday, Let me know what ye think:
MiBoard is a digital calendar, organiser, reminder and *(store stuff, need a word) all in one device. It is a perfect fit for any home or office and works to reduce the amount of paper being used and eliminate the possibility of loss for physical reminders and documents etc.
Project Aim: Adam’s Part
MiBoard is designed to appeal to those who frequently use pin boards, calendars and organisers on a daily basis whether that be in the work place or at home.
We aim to create a digital pin board with built in:
- Time and date settings
- To-do list
- Documents folder
- Notes application
to assist people with daily chores. We are aiming to try eliminate the possibility of misplacing physical reminders (Pieces of paper that you write down a phone number) documents, (for example boarding passes that are sent electronically via email can be stored in the ‘Documents’ folder in the board). All of this can be stored on to the board and kept within its memory. To access any desired information one can use the search tool and can receive information within seconds.
Unlike our competitors, this will be a 3D material object made to display on walls and surfaces within the home. Please see below example:
Let’s look at the market:
The Target Market:
Our target market will be large and varied among ages as we feel there is no particular set group of people that will use this product. We live in a world where ‘Smart’ is the way forward and people want convenience, they want their information stored safely and accessed easily at the touch of a button (or a screen as the case may be) and retrieved within seconds.
As mentioned we are not without competition but we are the only 3D physical pin board on the market. All of our competition is online, Apps, Website and feature on Smart phones:
iPhone has features and apps that come with the phone for organisational purposes
These are all separate applications that are accessed separately when using them on the phone, as you will see in the below image of an iPhone home screen
The iPhone is less convenient than MiBoard where everything in in the one place layed out in front of the user.
Launched in October 2013 tozzl tozzl.com is a digital easy-to-use pinboard that enables people to collaborate with others. Working together on shared goals made easier.
Integrate different services and bring them together in one place. Embed YouTube videos or create a simple Twitter wall with just a single click. You can share your files, upload files and pictures. Create texts, lists, or bookmarks, and share them with a single click. tozzl.com is free and requires no registration.
The first online application that let you easily place virtual post-it notes on a virtual corkboard or bulletin board, and allow you to post text, images, and/or videos on them, this app has many uses and is aimed particularly at schools and businesses. It lets you, with very minimal registration, create a “wall” where you can place virtual sticky-notes. You can allow others to also place notes on the board, or keep it so that only you can do so. The sticky-notes can include images you grab off the web, videos, or websites, and you can add text to them (you can also just include text without adding anything else). Each sticky has a 160 character limit for text.
The site lets yu Organize your thoughts visually and quickly add notes with one click. Easily find them again in seconds. It has other features which include real-time collaboration and a chat room for the people collaborating. You can post images, but not videos. This is another site aimed at schools and businesses.
You will see from the above that our main and closest competition is in the form of Apps and online digital boards. Our product differs from them on many levels are we offer more features we direct it at both the home and the work place – Adam can you through something in here for a technology point of view….thabks a mill 😉
Objectives: Sanne’s Part
Let me know if it suits ye 🙂– Trish