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I move house in 4 weeks what should i do about my address. When should it arrive? Thanks
Awesome update team! Lets hope other Kickstarter projects follow suit
That was a great update! Highly impressed with the thoughtfulness that was put into letting us know what is going on. The production progress chart is a really good visual to get a high level summary of where you are. I really like that approach as it does not put any specific dates/milestones in there. Based on the certainty that there is always going to be shifts in focus and tweaks/improvements needed, not focusing on specific dates (at this stage of the process) is much more realistic and is a good idea overall to give us transparency without necessarily setting everyone up for disappointment later if those dates are missed (ahemm Fidget Cube haha). I'm extremely confident that you will do what is in the best interest of the customer and in a timeline that is feasible to deliver a great product!
The 3/16-China tour update should be the benchmark for all crowdfunding projects. Too often I see complaints due to not hitting the projected ship dates. These projects are not buying an item online, it is an investment of the manufacturing of the item (mostly). Your timeline and breakdown is pure joy to see and share the time and effort to make this item. Ill take quality over speed any day. Keep pressing forward, I have full confidence when ever Bonjour arrives, it will be a centerpiece of technology in my place. Thank you - ITC TJS
Thanks a lot this is the biggest update ive ever seen. Good Work
What I found coolest is the picture of an actual "Bonjour" in it.
Looks like the team had a good grip on everything and will deliver a solid product! Congratulations guys!!!
Update 12. And that ladies is gentlemen is how you do an update. I only wish some of the other projects I had backed were as thorough as Bonjour.
Yesterday was the 15th... I'm hoping for an Update! (I'm so excited for this product... I just cant wait!)
Hello Jerome, I have seen the question few times but no answer yet. Could you please let us know how is it going to be sent to not be taxed in our countries? In my case I live in Spain and in other Kickstarter projects that I have participated, they were not sent as purchase to not pay extra taxes (I pledged 2 bonjours!!)
Thanks for your help! Willing to have my two Bonjours at home!
I agree with Daniel - if you could do that it would be very helpful
@bonjour @jerome I will need the item to be listed as a gift, and a low value cost, as I might be taxed for the import otherwise.
I plan to get my smart home system call Broadlink,is this broadlink work well with bonjour??
@Jim Green: We will share a fully updated schedule and info on development and manufacturing of Bonjour in our next update (March 15th).
@Jayashankara Kantharaja: As BLINK now offers IFTTT compatibility, integration with Bonjour should be possible.
@Santiago Rivera Mateos: please check back our campaign page: we won't ship Bonjour this month ;-)
@rootzy: oui. Mais merci de le rappeler. N'hésiter par à le noter dans votre réponse au questionnaire "smart home" (voir la rubrique actualités) !
@LEE KIEN HENG: yes, you will need August connector for Bonjour to work with August 1st gen products.
So do we have an updated schedule for delivery?
Could you please provide the tracking number?
Is Bonjour supports BLINK/BLINK XT security camera?
Avez vous pensé à Withings et Myfox, histoire de travailler avec les français ? :)
I am using August 1st gen smart lock, do i need to buy the august connector in order to communicate with BONJOUR ?
Très bonne idée votre questionnaire pour orienter vos développements ! ;-)
De mon côté, même si j'y ai répondu, j'en rajoute une couche en insistant sur la compatibilité avec le système HEOS de Denon. Me réveiller avec ma musique préférée diffusée dans la chambre en semaine, et dans tout l'appartement le week-end (exemple de recette), ce serait top!!
Hâte d'avoir mon Bonjour :-D
@jerome: éprouvez vous des problèmes pour publier l'update mensuel ?
@Cédric: Ce sera LCD. Comme je l'anticipais, il sera impossible de trouver un AMOLED en 2017 auprès de fournisseurs de premier rang. L'ensemble de la production est déjà réservée pour les géants de la téléphonie jusqu'à mi 2018 ! Reste alors, les fournisseurs secondaires et les risques associés en terme tant de qualité.... que de coûts (puisqu'ils savent être en position de force).
Looking forward to the future updates and can't wait to use Bonjour!
Will this smart alarm clock work offline ? or any of its features work offline ?
Du coup vous avez choisi les écrans OLED ou non?
@Giovanni @GijsBraakhuis @Rudy Van Nuffelen
As indicated we're going to publish a monthly update every 15th of the month. So stay tuned ;-)
On the hardware side, getting Kickstarter funds (see below) late slightly impacted our initial schedule. But anyhow it's always better not to start moldings right before Chinese New Year holidays. But impact on delivery planning shall remain limited.
I'm personally going to China at the end of the week to see how things are moving on and update our schedule.
On the software side, we're on-track with the plan.
Yes, we (finally!) received the funds from Kickstarter middle of January.
It took nearly a month and a half to get them. It has slightly impacted our tooling planning.
But it's a blessing in disguise as it has allowed us to refine some choices in terms of hardware engineering. Impact on general manufacturing planning shall remain limited.
Indeed, CES show wasn't only a great occasion to show Bonjour to the public but a perfect moment to meet with key component vendors and frozen some of our choices.
@Jerome, it has been a moth since you gave an update, what is going on ? What is the news and status ?
Your expected delivery date is in about 4 months and I am so excited! Can you give us an update how it is going?
mon anglais étant un peu limité, j'ai compris qu'il fallait changer de pays concernant votre logistique d'approvisionnement et de fabrication. Le problème est-il réglé et pouvez vous me préciser si les délais de livraison devront être revus ?
@jerome can you do a general update for al backers on the progress of Bonjour?
Any chance of Stringify or Wink integration?
Any updates on the financial stuff, did you get the funds from Kickstarter?
Any updates on the processing/production and is the ETA of Bonjour still in May/June?
Can't wait to use Bonjour :-)
@Mike Jeffery: Honeywell smart thermostats have their own IFTTT channel so there should be no issue integrating them.
@Andy: I won't discuss politics here ;-) and I don't know if Trump's proposal is right or wrong.
But I am confident it won't happen immediately for that type of products.
As of today, there's (unfortunately?) no alternative to China/Taiwan for the manufacturing of consumer electronics. I am not only talking about prices (obviously lower) in Asia but of the efficiency of the ecosystem of companies required to build a complex product like Bonjour (plastic injection / mold makers / LCD screen suppliers / metal work / component providers, etc).
It may appear as a non sense to send raw wood to China so it's processed there and then sent back in panels to be sold at HomeDepot/Lowes stores. And this could quite easily and quickly be relocated in the US.
But re-locating the Consumer Electronics supply chain in the US is way more tricky and may take years.
@Seth Chavel: The survey re. to delivery confirmation / color choice shall be sent out in April.
A survey re. additional features / wish list shall be sent out end of February.
I'm sorry, I can't recall if this question has been asked or answered yet, but will this work with the honeywell smart thermostats? Particularly model rth9580wf01 thanks!
@Creator - Do you take into account Trump's recent proposals to increase import tax? Will this influence the delivery date?
I was wondering when the survey's will be sent out.
@Karn Johri: If you grant Bonjour access to your calendar and if, like you mentioned, this calendar is well detailed (=precise address), then Bonjour can indeed tell you when to leave after checking the traffic.
@Ben Tompsett: As long as you camera offers the option to view its stream in a browser with an IP address, we could display it in Bonjour. But Bonjour won't support all features (such as start recording, rotate, etc.)
@David: HomeKit was a largely discussed subject during our campaign.
Below is a copy of our answer on December 2nd
We are very familiar with Apple. We are an official MFi licensee and we've already built several "Made for iPhone" products. We sold them products too in the past.
And we love Apple products too!
The question to keep in mind is what Apple is trying to do with HomeKit.
To quote Apple: "HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home with an iOS device."
So HomeKit is only about making iOS devices the central controllers (the remote) of other connected devices.
Those accessories are what we call "actuators". The actual list of supported devices is restricted to the following ones: Door locks, Fans, Garage door openers, Lights, Outlets and Thermostats. Period.
Then below is the official list of what HomeKit can do with those accessories:
- Light Brightness
- Current door state
- Current temperature
- Lock state
- Power state
- Rotation speed / Rotation direction
- Target door state / Target state
- Target temperature
And that's it!
Apple has been great at creating a huge buzz around HomeKit but the content is very weak.
Bonjour isn't any of those accessories (Bonjour is also a controller) and none of HomeKit actions make any sense for Bonjour.
Should HomeKit evolve or become a standard, we would love to be part of this eco-system
@Roelof Kooyman: No Bonjour doesn't embed a Z-Wave controller. But we plan offering integration with some of them so you can use your Bonjour to send instructions to your Z-Wave controller on your local network. Note that those features will not be available in Bonjour OS 1.0 as we first need to focus on the core services of Bonjour.