Its been too long since last time, and where to start? Lots of work done on the back end, the distinctly unglamorous stuff that goes into building a business from scratch. But here is some of the more exciting stuff:
New version 2 app
The app has been redesigned. First out is the Android version (yes, Android at last). iOS version to follow. It is scheduled for release mid November. Head over here for a closer look and a let us know what you think about it. We have received lots of input on the current app, we hope you will find this one an improvement.
The update is way overdue of course. We hit a brick wall with the first version of the app. We had to rewrite the codebase and architecture from scratch, but we are in a much better position now to do more frequent updates.
Firmware updates on the Mac
The OSX bug that messed up firmware updates on newer Macs has been a sore point and frankly embarrassing. We are basically all Mac users around here. Peter, our firmware guru has done an amazing job on rewriting the bootloader and making and updater for it. Making an updater for the bootloader is seriously non-trivial. Before we can release the update, we need more testing done. If you are willing to test, send us an email. Note that you will need access to a PC (windows, or Linux) to do the one-time update. Before you all go ballistic: Yes, updating the bootloader to make it "Mac compatible" has to be done on a PC. But we'll figure out a way to help those of you who can't get the one-time Mac compatibility update done by yourself.
Gotta look sharp, so we've done a new packaging design. The KICK is now available through some physical stores, notably B&H and Adorama. It is also available on Amazon. If you still love us, consider sharing your love in the review section on any of those sites. Thanks!
We have added more resources on the development side and we need to start adding more on the sales side as well. Know someone who can write, who can think, who gets sh*t done and who love photo? We're ready to talk.
Simon and the other guys at Transfer Creative used the Kick when shooting the The Optimist video for City Rain. They loved the Kicks so much we asked them to make this little spot for us:
You also want to check out the music video:
If you are interested, please have a look at the new Kick app version 2.0 and let us know what you think of it.