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No more dead plants. Planty is an Internet-connected planter that allows you to monitor and water plants on-the-go via the mobile app.
No more dead plants. Planty is an Internet-connected planter that allows you to monitor and water plants on-the-go via the mobile app.
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500 backers pledged $103,127 to help bring this project to life.

Happy New Year ;)

Posted by nthing (Creator)
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1. Happy New Year

The year of 2016 has begun! We owed you great time and big chance last year! Thank you all backers! We really appreciate your supports. 2015 was really busy, but very happy and worthwhile to n.thing. Several changes made it difficult to complete Planty campaign, but we believe there was outstanding progress to n.thing.

Now we expect that we could send out your Planty until early spring. Get ready for enjoying your homgardening with your Planty. Kickstarter Edition version will be shipped soon! 

2. Injecting Test-0 product

Test injection
Test injection

On the 15th of January, injecting Test-0 started with initial molds at last ;) Many of our member went see the birth-giving moment. You can check out the moment above. There are still a bunch of issues - the quality of material, hardness, and etc. After having done all the miscellaneous to fix, injecting Test-1 product will be set off. 

The picture above describes some components of Planty. As mentioned before, mass-production process requires some structural changes to Planty, so we have modified mechanical designs and components. More specifically, some number of waterproof parts have been added in order to minimize water leakage. Each sensor has been changed for the better assembling, especially, we enable water tank sensor to measure the amount of water in the tank. Given components of Planty, newly designed LED indicator will allow user to know various status of Planty. In addition, we decided to change the water pump and rearrange watering system.

Old version(left) and latest version of Planty
Old version(left) and latest version of Planty

3. Mobile Application

We announced that mobile application for iOS had almost done. However, we had a harsh discussion on the contents in apps and previous version would not deliver quality experience to users. We drew a conclusion that mobile application need to be redesigned and upgraded in many ways. So, we did it! First, overall design concept has changed. Second, we give an aftereffect while user water the plant. Last, some indicators has been added in order to let user tap into the data.

New version of app for Planty
New version of app for Planty

Plus, plant recommendation will be provided according to user's taste. In this structure, user can grow a certain plant by themselves, however, user can be guided by Planty when they choose some type of plant. We plan to open feedback channel so user feedback us about plant information.

4. Shipping issue

The quantity of initial manufacture is about 1,000 units. All components has already been arrived at our manufacturer's warehouse. Mold modification will take 2 weeks. Shortly after, we will set off the second injection test for your Planty. With the second injection done, assembly, quantity control and packaging will be followed. We will sequentially ship products from the first backer as soon as the possible. Delivery will be carried out by DHL (it is subject to change, if so, we will let you know through next update)

We will ship your Planty from Korea. It means your address and phone number are required. However, about 15% of backers did not leave their numbers yet. Given the international delivery, receiver's contact is demanded. Please leave your mobile number(or phone number) through Kickstarter message. If there is any change on your address, please leave it in the same way. You can modify your address until March. Those who move out to your new house, we congratulate your move and are happy for you. But please keep in your mind that you should leave your new address. 

Planty get ready to move in your house. The time is coming!

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