Update #48: Google I/O and Wi-Fi Access Point Update
We're thrilled to have participated in Google I/O 2018, which took place earlier this month! We’re were introduced as a Google partner at the session on integrating smart... Read more
Update #47: Amazon Alexa Sesame Skill, Google Assistant Action, API Improvements, and Wi-Fi Access Point Shipping FAQ
Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant Action for Sesame Now Available!
We’re thrilled to announce that the Sesame Alexa Skill is now available in the US! We are working to expand... Read more
Update #46: Google Assistant for Sesame, Server Move & App Beta Testing, CANDY HOUSE Wins SXSW 2018 Startup Night, Wi-Fi Access Point Shipping FAQ
Google Assistant for Sesame Now Available!
We’re thrilled to announce that Sesame now works with Google Assistant! Now, Sesame fans will no longer need to use IFTTT as a bridge... Read more
Update #45: Android Auto-Unlock & Wi-Fi Access Point Shipping
Thank you for your patience! We apologize for the belatedness of this update - it's a month later than it should be and we feel terrible about that. However, we’re... Read more
Update #44: Wi-Fi Access Point Update & Happy Holidays from CANDY HOUSE
Thank you and happy holidays from the team at CANDY HOUSE! We can’t express how grateful we are to you for the support that made Sesame and CANDY... Read more
Instructions for Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Access Point
We decide to make some final tweaks to the software before shipping so we haven't shipped all of our 1,000 beta units yet, but hundreds of Wi-Fi Access Points have... Read more
Update #43: Message from Jerming on Wi-Fi Access Points
Hi everyone, we know you’re all eager for updates on the Wi-Fi Access Points, and we’re pleased to have good news to share! See our video below for a message... Read more
Update #42: Wi-Fi Access Point Update, Android App, Happy Halloween
Wi-Fi Access Point
Hi everyone, thanks for your patience as we work out the kinks in Wi-Fi Access Point production. We apologize for the delay in the update - we... Read more
New Sesame App for Android Now Available
CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the updated Sesame app for Android! We know it’s been a long time coming and we appreciate your patience. Our... Read more
Update #41: CANDY HOUSE Homepage Has a New Look + Chance to Win a Free Sesame
Our Tokyo team has been hard at work redesigning the CANDY HOUSE website! Check out their work here: https://candyhouse.co/
The new website is quirky, colorful, and playful, reflecting... Read more
Update #40: Wi-Fi Access Point Test Units & Upcoming Android App
Wi-Fi Access Point
Thanks for being patient with us as we continue to work hard on the Wi-Fi Access Point! We have been sending out more test units this month... Read more
Update #39: Wi-Fi Access Point, Android App, Stretch Rewards
Wi-Fi Access Point
Thanks to our first-batch Wi-Fi Access Point beta testers’ feedback, we will need to make some changes to the Wi-Fi Access Point software protocol. We’re confident that... Read more
Update #38: Wi-Fi Access Point, Message to Android Users, New Features, & Photo Request
Wi-Fi Access Point Beta Testing
Thanks again to everyone who signed up to be a beta tester for the Wi-Fi Access Points. We’re very excited about how the Wi-Fi Access... Read more
Update #37: Software Update, Wi-Fi Access Point Beta Testers, Apple HomeKit, New Features, Father’s Day Giveaway
For feedback and inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Before we get to the Wi-Fi Access Point, we’d like to ask all iOS users to update your Sesame Software to... Read more
Update#36: Sesame API Available - Customize Your Sesame Experience Now
We are thrilled to announce the release of RESTful API for Sesame!
Here are the things you can do with Sesame API:
- pass lock and unlock commands to Sesame
- request... Read more
Update #35: CANDY HOUSE is coming to Tokyo!
Dear Backers in Tokyo,
We cordially invite you to join us at the Vacation Rental Expo in Tokyo on May 27, 2017 (Sat). The admission is free with registration.
Our team... Read more
Update #34: New Sesame Software Available (version 2017.04.14)
We have released a new software version (2017.04.14) with two very important updates and security enhancements.
1. Fixed Manager role bug: we are excited to announce the... Read more
Update #33: Apology, Wi-Fi Access Point, Shipping Status, Improvements & New Features, Thank You
For feedback and inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to start off this update with an apology to our backers. We know that over the past few months,... Read more
Update #32: Shipping Updates & New Wi-Fi Access Point Announced
As promised in the last update, the majority of the shipments have been shipped out thanks to our new DHL delivery system. This new delivery system allows us... Read more
Update #31: FAQ from update #30 & PLEASE provide your shipping address
I'm here to answer your FAQ from update #30, but first please provide your updated shipping address (You do NOT need to fill it out again if you've... Read more
Update #30: Where's my Sesame & Wi-Fi Access Point?
I’m writing this post to give you an update on what’s going on and what we have been doing here at CANDY HOUSE.
We know we’re way behind... Read more
Update #29: Happy Thanksgiving Part 2
Happy Thanksgiving again. Hope you got to spend quality time together with your family and friends. :) We’re here to give you an update regarding your orders and... Read more
Update #28: Happy Thanksgiving!
Dear Backers/ Valued Customers,
This year, we launched our first product - Sesame. It has been a challenge for us, but we have never stopped moving forward.
Thank you for... Read more
Update #27: App Beta Test Program & AutoUnlock
If you've received your Sesame, we'd like to invite you to join our Beta Test Program to experiment with new features including Auto-Unlock, and bug fixes.
For... Read more
Backer Update #26: Address Confirmation, More Shipments & Startup Base
It’s been almost 3 weeks since the last update. During this time, we’ve been quite focused on logistics & quality checks, so I thought I’d update you guys... Read more
Backer Update #24: Frequently Asked Questions - Part 2
Hi Backers, it’s Evelyn here again.
I know some of you hate me after the previous post, but I needed to get the message across so backers know their emails... Read more
Backer Update #22: Software Updates and more Shipping.
Hello All Backers,
Thanks for waiting. We’ve reached out to over 5,000 backers regarding to the delivery confirmation. We urge you to check your mailbox or spam for... Read more
Backer Update #21: Android Ready and International Shipping Started!
Dear Backers, Please see below for the current updates. Thank you very much!
1. There were some additional times required for us to optimize the manufacturing process for 1K+ batch... Read more
Backer Update #20: 3rd batch ready !
Please see below for the current updates. Thanks!
1. Today we are going to ship 1,500 units (3rd Batch) to our backers. After fulfilling this batch, more than... Read more
Backer Update #19: 2nd Batch Ready
Following the last update, we learned that around 2% of the backers (of the 500 shipped) had encountered software problems or hardware problems.
Since then, we have gone... Read more
Backer Update #18: After the First Batch & Shipment FAQ
For the past two weeks, we randomly shipped out 500 first batch units to our backers to collect feedback on the first batch. You might ask why we... Read more
Backer Update #17: Domestic Shipping In Progress!
Domestic Shipping In Progress
Last week, we received the first shipment in our warehouse. Here is a photo of the shipment being unloaded:
After we received the shipment,... Read more
Backer Update #16: SHIPPING BEGINS!
Sesame is finally here, and we want to say THANK YOUto all of our backers and supporters. Without your incredible patience and support, our dream... Read more
Backer Update #15: Pilot Run of Logistics + Assembly Begins Tomorrow!
Pilot Run of Logistics
In the last update, we talked about the pilot run of our assembly. Short summary of the pilot run last week:we tested the entire assembly... Read more
Backer Update #14: Latest Assembly Update and CES Roundup
Today, we visited our motor supplier C to check in with their progress on our custom motors, and we were happy to learn that they are on track... Read more
Backer Update #13: Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! 2015 has been an unbelievable journey for us, and we couldn’t have been here without you all. We want to thank all of you for... Read more
Backer Update #12: Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas! We’re here to bring you another weekly update. Following from the previous update, we have officially paid for the new motors with supplier C and supplier... Read more
Backer Update #11: Good morning!
We have some good news for you. In short, we solved all existing manufacturing issues and expect things to go smoothly from now on.
As mentioned from the... Read more
Backer Update #10: Packaging Showcase, Updates, and Greetings from Creator
We are pleased to announce that all of the packaging is finally ready. Originally we wanted to keep the details of the packaging as a secret to surprise... Read more
Backer Update #9: Packaging Update, Address Verification, Sesame on App Store, and Backer-only Event
Here’s an update on our progress since the last update.
Assembly, Packaging, and Shipping Timeline
We have finalized our packaging design and we can’t wait to share it... Read more
Backer Update #8: Final product and app demo, shipping timeline and more.
Over the past six weeks, several things have happened.
Updates on App Development & Production
First and foremost, we replaced our app development team with much more capable... Read more
Backer Update #7: Letter from Creators
To our backers,
I would like to give you a brief of how we got here and where we are now.
Let me begin in March, three separate components were... Read more
Backer Update #6: Small delays + please check your shipping addresses
After a busy week of meetings, we learned that only one of the suppliers was not able to meet its manufacturing deadline. We were very upset with that... Read more
Backer Update #5: Defects fixed + multiple tests passed. Mass production begins next Monday.
Once again, thank you for waiting patiently and giving us more time to perfect our product. We are pleased to announce that we were very satisfied with our... Read more
Backer Update #4: Some Good and Bad News
Thank you for patiently waiting for another update. Our product team has been very busy for the past two weeks and we have a few things to announce.... Read more
Backer Update #3: More about shipping timeline
It’s time for another quick update!
Since our last update (June 6th), we’ve been waiting for the mold plant to complete our mold. On Wednesday, we will... Read more
Backer Update #2: We're almost there!
It’s been a little over two weeks since our last update, and since we’re getting closer and closer to shipping, we will be posting more frequent updates to... Read more
We have thousands of words in our minds, but just two words to say to each one of you: THANK YOU.
We did it!! It is with great... Read more
Yessssss! Sesame gets new colors!!
We know everyone loves color! Very enthusiastically, we announce that our backers now have three more choices in terms of cover color!
Champagne gold, with a glamorous glow,... Read more
ONE Million Goal Reached! An Free Extra Cover On the Way!!
It's official! Sesame has reached the second stretch goal by raising more than one million dollars! As promised, one free extra cover will be provided with every Sesame.
From our... Read more
"OK Google, Open Sesame." [Videos]
Thousands of years ago, the story of Ali Baba and 40 thieves unfolded. When Ali Baba said "Open, Sesame", the door instantly flew wide open, revealing him to a cave in which... Read more
Mass Production is on the way! Sesame is coming !!
We have now more than 4,500 backers around the world. In the past month, receiving new backer notification has become our most precious moments every day. Meanwhile, we know our responsibility... Read more
Sesame: super easy to install and remove
See that? Sesame is actually a portable robot.
Because Sesame easily installed and removed, it's not just for homeowners, but also perfect for tenants living in rental apartments and even... Read more
Sesame is now capable of multiple turns!
Worldwide open house in Update#5.
One of Sesame's patented technologies allows it to sync every degree of the angle of the thumbturn with the screen accurately and immediately.... Read more
Who says Sesame is a smart lock? It even cooks for you.
Worldwide open house in Update#5.
Is Sesame a smart lock? hmm..... actually no.
Is CANDY HOUSE Inc. a smart home company? No, it is a robotics company.
When... Read more
Sesame Demonstration at Your Own Home
Jerming Gu, founder of CANDY HOUSE and inventor of Sesame, will travel to 10 countries in the world and personally demonstrate Sesame for backers, who will also get a free... Read more
Apple Watch’s undiscovered cool feature: “Hey Siri, open Sesame”
Apple launched its new watch on Monday with great fanfare. Wearers can now raise their wrist and say "Hey Siri” to access Apple’s personal assistant.
After going through Apple Watch’s... Read more
First stretch goal ($500k) reached! FREE batteries for backers
Hooray! Sesame has successfully raised more than $500,000 dollars, hitting our first stretch goal. We are truly overwhelmed by the support we’ve received in the past week and half! As... Read more
Guideline on Compatibility
We received lots of inquiries from backers all over the world on whether Sesame is compatible with their locks. Backers and potential backers, we greatly appreciate your support : ) ... Read more
Big thanks & Great news for backers all over the world!
We've been receiving lots of inquiries from backers all over the world about Sesame's compatibility with their locks. After summarizing hundreds of photos, we are now confident to conclude that Sesame is also... Read more