A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Do you know who Phil Zimmermann is? He's a cryptography wizard Harry! He created the most widely used email encryption software in the world and he's been fighting for digital freedoms and rights such as privacy for more than 40 years! 😲
Anyways, he's awesome AND he made a short video about Openbook 👇
P.S. He's also our chief cryptography wizard 😎
P.S. 2: The name of the encryption software is PGP 🤓
👕Kickass T-shirts! 👚
Because YOU are awesome! If you pledge 35 Euros or more, you can also choose to get one of these gorgeous tee's instead of the coloured one!
🏅Founder Badges! 🏅
We wanted for you to have a permanent digital token of appreciation.. There is the awesome founders book spot but... you don't want to pin the whole book to your profile. So.. we came up with the idea of Founder Badges! 🎖
🎖Openbook Founder Badge
If you donate anything (even a dollar) you will receive the Openbook Golden Founder Badge in your profile!
🎖Openbook Golden Founder Badge
If you donate more than 30€ you will receive the Openbook Golden Founder Badge in your profile!
💎Openbook Diamond Founder Badge
If you donate more than 50€ you will receive the Openbook Diamond Founder Badge in your profile!
🔮 Openbook Super Founder Badge
If you donate more than 80€ you will receive the Openbook Super Founder Badge in your profile!
🗣 Referral program 🗣
Want to get one of these awesome badges but can't support us with cash? 💵
Read about our referral program in our update #4!
These are the guys that have been working late nights and long weekends for the past couple of months in Openbook, why? Because they believe in a sustainable, honest, privacy-friendly and fun future for social networks.
Risks and challenges
Building a social network is tough. Building the most awesome social network EVER is even harder. We gathered a team of internationally renowed security experts, brilliant designers and ace software engineers, to take on the challenge.
Even with all that talent, a social network is made up of many building blocks and the biggest challenge is getting all these blocks interacting with each other smoothly in a secure and privacy friendly manner.
Next, while we are prepared to work day and night, all day, everyday, estimating software development isn't easy. Just google "software estimate meme" and you'll know what we meme, ahem.. mean.
That's why the next big challenge we will have, is shipping on time. To combat this, we'll be working in a structured and strict manner (e.g tasks, goals, milestones) and keep you up-to-date with everything that is going on.
A huge thanks from the Openbook team AND early access to Openbook for you and your friends AND your name in written permanently in the Kickass Openbook Founders Book™️ (virtual version also available)!
The previous items plus a comfortable, soft-as-a-baby and colourful Openbook T-Shirt OR a mug that kicks ass (not literally) both
available in 7 different colours (light blue, blue, light green, green, yellow, orange and pink).
Because there is no such thing as enough Openbook swag, get all the previous awesomeness PLUS a kickass t-shirt PLUS a kickass mug available in 7 different colours (light blue, blue, light green, green, yellow, orange and pink). Awww yisss!