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Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for camcorders, and DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for camcorders, and DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
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The Parrot Teleprompter App and Second Batch Status

Posted by Brigham Arce (Creator)
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Hey backers! Here is the latest news from Parrot Teleprompter headquarters.

The Parrot Teleprompter App

I am happy to announce that we went ahead and pushed the Parrot Teleprompter app live! Currently it has been approved and is available for Android, and Windows Phone will come probably tonight. Unfortunately we are waiting, yet again, for apple to approve the app. The IOS version should be up in 5 business days or so.

Keep in mind that this is just the first version of the app and it will continue to improve. It currently has everything you need to get started with the Parrot Teleprompter.

Splash Screen
Splash Screen
Script Manager
Script Manager
Teleprompter Screen
Teleprompter Screen
Settings
Settings

In the next couple of weeks we will be updating the app with even more features to make the Parrot Teleprompter a delight to use!

Second Batch Progress

It seems that everyone is wondering why it's taking so long to get these out considering we already shipped the first batch. Truth is things didn't run as smooth as we had hopped this month.

It turns out that the molds were having problems when we ramped up production for higher volumes. Some parts were getting stuck and required a lot of attention. We also had an issue where the teleprompter covers were not fitting anymore due to cooling times and shrinkage.

We went ahead and reworked the molds and everything has been chugging along wonderfully since. This has pushed us back three weeks closer to the end of the May delivery goal, but I wanted to assure you that I am still committed to get these out on time!

We are receiving the parts tomorrow for assembly and we should be able to assemble and ship all the teleprompters by the end of May. (Sigh... goodby Memorial Day weekend.)

We are excited to ship out your teleprompters and get your feedback on them. We really appreciate all you first batch backers who have responded so positively to the Parrot Teleprompter, and even the few of you who provided some constructive criticism.

Also, if any of you wanted to order an additional adapter before we ship out your order you can order it now on our website. We are also taking pre-orders for June delivery with a 30% discount. This promotion only lasts until June 1st!

Best wishes,

Brigham Arce

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      Hardiono Pusponegoro on

      The parrot app is not available in apple store.

    2. Leon Smits
      Superbacker
      on

      Just came back from the post office. No flying under the customs radar this time. Oh well. Glad to have it now (Vienna)!

      Saw the app is in the Play store as well, cool! Have tried it for a minute and am surprised with the reflective character of the glass. Really seems to do a great job. I will have to familiarize with the app and the device tomorrow. Thanks. I've done some videos in the past where it was always a mess with memorizing lines and doing so many takes. I'm sure this will be a tremendous help.

    3. Mark Bollobas on

      This is the best update so far. I'm really excited to try out the teleprompter app. And looking forward to getting my Parrot. Hopefully it arrives in Budapest soon!