Hello everyone, this is one of those posts where we talk about "progress". We've been making huge progress in JellyChip and that's a very good thing. As always, we're working tirelessly to complete JellyChip and make it the charity app it needs to be. As you can imagine we have 9,000 things going on at once which isn't a good thing, but we manage them well which is a good thing.
Good news - we've just been given the green light to launch version 1.60 to the market. This update includes: 1) country leaderboard, 2) community voting, 3) elder council, 4) app fixes, 5) snaps disappear after 24 hours, and 6) new ad providers. This is great because we haven't launched an app update in 3 weeks! We haven't been this late between update versions in a long time but that's fine - we needed to fix issues with our community voting and new reward ads, and wanted to ensure everything was encrypted end-to-end to keep out prying eyes.
Good news - we've hired 4 new people for marketing! More on this soon but they are true JellyCitizens and will help us take JellyChip to market - finally. Our app is almost complete and this means we'll be ready to start scaling the platform very soon indeed. More users = more surveys (more users to present to survey companies) = more charity. These are exciting times to be living in.
Bad news - we haven't developed the server capability to account for a jump in users. Our system can currently cater for 80,000 users per gift - we currently have about 20 users per gift. We are scaling our services to 1,000,000+ per gift. This is a monstrous feat of engineering but is something our small team is capable of achieving. We'll do it. This is going to take 2 months to complete though, which in the meantime there will be no major feature updates. Fortunately, we'll be starting our charity hunt again which means new gifts for our JellyCitizens.
We would also like our charity friends to start providing us feedback on our donations, and if they don't provide feedback we may start to sideline them in search of charities that do support us. In our recent discussions, a number of the team are frustrated by the way our current charities cannot provide us information on the funds we have given them. Granted our donations are currently small, however we want to start partnering with charities that believe in our vision. Believe in our vision of the impossible and see that JellyChip has immense potential to heal the world. And also that JellyCitizens, me included, want to see first hand how planting a tree in JellyChip, plants a tree in real life.
This is one of our focus points over the next six months.
Overall progress is excellent and we're changing lives.