Fiji | Home Helper | Voice Activate Automation

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About

I need your help to prepare a BETA release of "Fiji", which will lead to preparing version 1 and release a voice activated home automation companion app to average electronics consumers. Fiji is being presented at this years WebSummit ALPHA - Booth B204 BUILDERS in Dublin, Ireland on 11/3 by myself. It was selected one of 2000 high tech startups out of 20,000 applicants. I am spending alot of money, hard work and time trying to take my small startup company HomeAide Pi, Inc. (complete with Business plan, Marketing materials, Booth Swag, High Tech"Fiji" - a BETA ready home automation application) and get funding I need to get it into the hands of average electronics consumers.  To do that, I need help.  I need your help to raise the startup capital I need to perform this BETA testing focus group.  When I start raising the money I will start to organize all BETA participants into a "Community of Users" - a "Fiji Framily" if you would, allowing everyone an ability to share their experience if they choose. To collaborate, by posting feedback, feedforward or feature requests to the group. Our community will see all the different ways to use and configure Fiji to perform many different manners of things around a home.  From controlling off-the-shelf home automation products like Hue: Lux; Go; Strip; Bloom; Disney Story Light, Nest, Kevo as well as other non Internet of Things, in helping you with weather reports, alarms, grocery lists and more. Fiji will help do more than just improve the wellness of your home through more efficient controls of lighting, more comfortable temperatures, a more secure home. Fiji can do more that is currently in ALPHA development testing. Fiji is going to grow and be a helper to your home.  Fiji users can do this in your home or while on the go with the Fiji companion mobile app your home can be in the palm of your hand. 

The video above is from: https://www.youcaring.com/canhelpmatthewvandergrift

In it, I demo some of the features in Fiji around a home.  A new video will be getting made following our Exhibition as a part of being in this years Class of 2015 WebSummit.  I will be at BUILDERS booth B204 in Dublin, Ireland on November 3rd and attending the convention on the 4th and 5th.  

We can do this.  You will see how passionate and dedicated I am to this if you choose to look.  

Check us out on facebook and see how the interest is growing with every new feature we add: 

Follow us on Twitter:  for updates on WebSummit and more details as we post.  

Or visit our Project Portal for information on the company, the team, the product and more. You can connect with us or schedule time to talk to our Founder.  We are very interested in talking with you and having Fiji help you.

fb: https://www.facebook.com/codenamefiji

twitter: https://twitter.com/CodeNameFiji

portal: http://fijihome.azurewebsites.net/

 Fiji can help you then...will you help us now?

Risks and challenges

Migrating from cheaper more ubiquitous hardware like the Kinect Version 1 (Xbox 360 kind) to more advanced, newer and more pricey hardware for the Kinect Version 2 (Xbox One kind) is providing a challenge that we are actively working with Microsoft and other partners to be able to produce available distribution channels for the hardware from which our software depends. If you already have a Kinect (Version 1) or (Version 2) well, your in luck. Following our BETA application focused testing you will be able to use Fiji with the Kinect version 2 and give your home even more fidelity, more features and more fun...with Fiji, your home helper!

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Firstly, you will get a Fiji for your home and we'll add in these additional Perks as a part of our thanks:
    1.) 40 customization's and upgrades for 1 year! One whole year for any new features, new services, new whatever we dream up! Yours free for being you, and being generous.
    2.) No Shipping costs to shipping Fiji to you anywhere in the USA that receives regular Post.
    3.) No Monthly Service costs: You will receive the services Free for one year. Participate in our BETA and submit feedback and we'll make it 2.
    4.) Free Support for a Year: you'll receive Fiji's Inventor / Developer & Founders personal email address in addition to tier 1 & tier 2 support contact numbers.
    5.) 4 Companion Apps for No Cost. You have 4 Windows devices..want to run Fiji on all of them. Sure, coming your way!
    6.) A bag of swag: includes, a Fiji home seed pack (Plant it and see what grows..or ask us, we'll tell you the secret), notepad & pens, and t-shirt in your size.
    Lastly, Our warmest thanks to you, with a personal call and discussion with our founder...for our most generous of benefactors!!! As such, if you choose you can be listed on a special page and a name of your choice will be listed on the "Wall of Fame" of our benefactors in our companion app about screen with a special badge for being such a big deal.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Firstly, you can also get your very own Fiji in 3 different shades of Purple and we'll add in these additional Perks as a part of our thanks:
    1.) Unlimited customization's and upgrades for 1 year! That's a long time for any new features, new services, new whatever we dream up! Yours free for being you, and being generous.
    2.) No Shipping costs to shipping Fiji to you anywhere in the world (within reason - must be a typical address that receives regular post - no air drops or shooting Fiji into space. Address: 1 Neil Armstrong Way, Sea of Tranquility, Moon isn't gonna work either! ;) Although Fiji would be very cool there.
    3.) No Monthly Service costs: You will receive the services Free for one year. Participate in our BETA and submit feedback and we'll make it 2.
    4.) Free Support for a Year: you'll receive Fiji's Inventor / Developer & Founders personal email address in addition to tier 1 & tier 2 support contact numbers.
    5.) 5 Companion Apps for No Cost. You have 5 Windows devices..want to run Fiji on all of them. Sure, coming your way!
    6.) A bag of swag: includes, a Fiji home seed pack (Plant it and see what grows..or ask us, we'll tell you the secret), notepad & pens, and t-shirt in your size.
    Lastly, Our warmest thanks to you, with a personal call and discussion with our founder...for our most generous of benefactors!!! As such, if you choose you can be listed on a special page and a name of your choice will be listed on the "Wall of Fame" of our benefactors in our companion app about screen with a special badge for being such a big deal.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Firstly, you can also get your very own Fiji in any solid color of your choice. As we mentioned Fiji is usually purple, we think its a regal color of distinction, but for you also a generous person, we'll add in these additional Perks as a part of our thanks:
    1.) Unlimited customization's and upgrades for 2 years! That's a long time for any new features, new services, new whatever we dream up! Yours free for being you, and being generous.
    2.) No Shipping costs to shipping Fiji to you anywhere in the world (within reason - must be a typical address that receives regular post - no air drops or shooting Fiji into space. Address: 1 Neil Armstrong Way, Sea of Tranquility, Moon isn't gonna work either! ;) Although Fiji would be very cool there.
    3.) No Monthly Service costs: You will receive the services Free for one year. Participate in our BETA and submit feedback and we'll make it 2.
    4.) Free Support for a Year: you'll receive Fiji's Inventor / Developer & Founders personal email address in addition to tier 1 & tier 2 support contact numbers.
    5.) 6 Companion Apps for No Cost. You have 6 Windows devices..want to run Fiji on all of them. Sure, coming your way!
    6.) A bag of swag: includes, a Fiji home seed pack (Plant it and see what grows..or ask us, we'll tell you the secret), notepad & pens, and t-shirt in your size.
    Lastly, Our warmest thanks to you, with a personal call and discussion with our founder...for our most generous of benefactors!!! As such, if you choose you can be listed on a special page and a name of your choice will be listed on the "Wall of Fame" of our benefactors in our companion app about screen with a special badge for being such a big deal.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Firstly, you'll get your very own Fiji in any solid color of your choice. Fiji is usually purple, a regal color of distinction, but for you, we're also going to add more perks:
    Additional Perks you'll receive:
    1.) You can change Fiji's name that it will respond to... call Fiji whatever you wish. Its our product & we like brand recognition, and the spread of word of mouth, but we'll like your pledge more.
    2.) For you...unlimited customization's and upgrades for 3 years! That's a long time for any new features, new services, new whatever we dream up! Yours free for being you, and being generous.
    3.) No Shipping costs to shipping Fiji to you anywhere in the world (within reason - must be a typical address that receives regular post - no air drops or shooting Fiji into space. Address: 1 Neil Armstrong Way, Sea of Tranquility, Moon isn't gonna work either! ;) Although Fiji would be very cool there.
    4.) No Monthly Service costs: You will receive the services Free for one year. Participate in our BETA and submit feedback and we'll make it 2.
    5.) Free Support for a Year: you'll receive Fiji's Inventor / Developer & Founders personal email address in addition to tier 1 & tier 2 support contact numbers.
    6.) 7 Companion Apps for No Cost. You have 7 Windows devices..want to run Fiji on all of them. Sure, coming your way!
    7.) A bag of swag: includes, a Fiji home seed pack (Plant it and see what grows..or ask us, we'll tell you the secret), notepad & pens, and t-shirt in your size.
    Lastly, Our warmest thanks to you, with a personal call and discussion with our founder...for our most generous of benefactors!!! As such, if you choose you can be listed on a special page and a name of your choice will be listed on the "Wall of Fame" of our benefactors in our companion app about screen with a special badge for being such a big deal.

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