Well things could be better but we’re making really good progress on the technical aspects of the app. We’ve almost agreed on a roadmap of features by the end of the year so that’s very good. We’ll post those here soon.
Our focus for the next six months will be features that relate to the community-based aspects of the app. We’ve laid a really good foundation in what JellyChip can offer the world - but I need more aspects that relate to how people interact together on JC. Groups, Group Donate, Leaderboard, Stats, send-to-all Snaps, etc.
We’ve also been working incredibly hard over the past 8 weeks to optimise the speeds of the app. This is especially important for far-flung regions with poor internet connections. The Philippines is one of those. I want every Filipino with a smartphone the ability to use JellyChip to change lives in their community. This means I need to make JellyChip fast for them to use. We’re not just some mum and pop’s payment or digital wallet solution (*cough* many apps on the Store). JellyChip users need an instant response to pressing the “Donate” button in Lifeline, or messaging a friend, or answering a survey.
This is not easy work.
So we’ll release an update on Monday addressing a number of connectivity issues, with a final server upgrade “upgrade” on September 4th. Then it’ll be time to start going full-steam ahead with our product roadmap. We need to closely adhere to this roadmap as it’ll not be long before JellyChip really starts to spread all over the world - and I need people to use and feel the best version of the app! Or at least the one I think people will love.
We’re also still bringing onboard charities that can help advertise us to their friends and ones that can also benefit from JellyChip’s donations.
We will then look at bringing corporates onboard - companies that link their own activities with JellyChip to generate corporate social responsibility.
This is cool.