Risks and challenges
The largest challenge currently is the daunting amount of work for a project of this scale. Luckily, we have discovered that if we focus on our areas of expertise and contract others to do work that is beyond our expertise, progress is smoother and faster. A simple concept, but not always so obvious when focused intently on a goal.
Our production plan highlights the tight schedule that we have planned for delivery. We hope to revise the final design one more time prior to delivery so that the fotomote size is 25-50% smaller than the current planned design. So, we have latitude in the schedule to deliver an awesome product and if everything is going even smoother than planned, a super awesome, even smaller final product.
As others have found out, developing anything, hardware or software, for Apple products can be difficult due to Apple’s stringent standards. We have budgeted funds for specialized assistance with meeting Apple’s requirements to deliver a fotomote app that is iOS worthy in time for our scheduled delivery.
The enclosure production is another area that is more of a financial challenge than anything else. Custom injection molding production can be expensive. That is the largest reason for fotomote’s unusually large funding requirement. We have budgeted for that and set our project requirements so that the tooling can be amortized over a large quantity of units to make it realistically possible.
Finally, there are any number of things that can’t be foreseen in a venture like this. We hope that you, our Kickstarter supporter, will understand that it will be well worth being part of the birth of a new and awesome product. We promise to provide ample and timely updates. The risk will be worth the reward.
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