This project's funding goal was not reached on July 17, 2014.
About this project
We believe there is a silent revolution going on, big tablets are coming to a wall near you and the Hexapad will lead the way. The time has come for big wall tablets (we call them wablets) to enter our daily lives. Our culture has evolved to a point where we take touch screens for granted, this allows us to feel much more comfortable while interacting with digital devices. Gone are the days of paper billboards and static content.
So, why should you care about big tablets anyway? There are already thousands of touch screen kiosks around and they have not been a great success. We believe that the current kiosk technology is like the first touch screen tablets and the Hexapad is the next step in this evolution.
We developed a technology which is affordable and it makes it easy for every developer to create engaging touch screen apps tailored for casual standing use. The Hexapad is a platform which will allow any organisation to create engaging apps which will help to streamline their workflows or simply to engage their audience.
Our awesome wablet is priced very reasonably - it costs at least half as much as kiosks and offers better functionality. Create an environment of healthy competition with awarding badges and achievements through gamification. Give your employees work incentives with fun and engaging apps. When the workplace is fun, great results follow - higher sales, satisfied customers and a better work climate ... You can also personalize all apps to your own specific needs or design.
And there is so much more you can do with a Hexapad - engage your customers, give them a digital point where they can interact with your business, provide better services or even create self service areas where people can book your services or even purchase products.
Hexapad can be used in various ways - the only limitation is your imagination! Below you can see just a few use cases, but we believe you can find new, innovative uses for the Hexapad inside your organization as well.
Everyone from tourist agencies, hotel chains, restaurants, stock traders, museums, hospitals etc... can benefit from a new, engaging experience for their employees or customers.
It's easy to track everyone's progress on projects with this practical and yet colorful Hexapad app. It's easy to see where it comes to unexpected delays and quickly take necessary courses of action.
It's a fact that a little healthy competition in the office can do miracles. Boost your sales team's motivation with this fun app, which will also keep their statistic and award them with amusing badges for different achievements.
Do you also get tired of long waiting lines in either clinics or anywhere else? Hexapad can solve this problem too! When you register into the system, Hexapad will show you your estimated waiting time so you don't waste your time waiting for your appointment. Even better - you can track your waiting time using a smartphone while you go for a coffee.
Did you ever encountered an empty hotel lobby and you had no idea who to ask for some information? The Hexapad is here to help with a customized app just for your hotel.
Are you still using pen and paper for taking table orders and handing them to your kitchen? Welcome to the 21st century! With a little help from the Hexapad you can transmit meal orders straight into the kitchen and even get some feedback of when the meals are ready.
At the peak of the season there are always long queues in tourist agencies. Inform your customers with a colorful app and also enable them to make a reservation without an assistance of your employees.
If you own a web development agency or you are a web freelancer, you already have all the skills needed to develop Hexapad apps. If you are looking for a new business opportunity within your reach, this may be the thing for you. When you join our partnership program, you will be able to sell Hexapads to your customers which will create a new opportunity for developing and maintaining customer specific apps.
The Hexapad features a gorgeous IPS 23" touch screen display and is powered by a dual core, 3D accelerated Android 4 based system. You will be able to connect any Hexapad to your existing WI-FI network, or if you need a more secure environment, you can use a standard network cable to connect the Hexapad with the internet.
We have chosen a very durable polymer material called Kerrock for the front of the device. Kerrock is used in kitchen counters, bathtubs and other surfaces which are prone to heavy use. This makes it very tough, easy to clean, scratch and water resistant while still preserving a captivating design.
The Hexapad also comes with a custom designed wall mount system, but if you already have a dedicated wall or stand mount, you can still use your standard VESA connector. The back of the device features a heavy duty durable steel plate, which provides extra protection in frequented location.
All the electronics are sourced from reputable suppliers and are industrial standard rated, so we will be able to provide you many years of support and replacements parts. So when you sell a Hexapad to your customer, you will know that it will serve them well for many years to come.
Each Hexapad will come packed in a protective case with everything needed to get started quickly. You will receive a Hexapad device, a metal wall mount, a set of wall mounting screws, an external power supply with a localized cable connector for your electric outlet, a microfiber cleaning cloth for the front display and some designer wall cable holders.
As a special, exclusive treat for our Kickstarter supporters, every Hexapad will come also with a complimentary Hexachain, the same you can order separately, if you really don't need a Hexapad but you still want to support our campaign. The Hexachain is made of the same Kerrock material as the frame of the Hexapad and it has been designed by young jewellery designer Tina Istenič. With it's black European leather strip and a captivating design including real silver inserts, it can be worn around your neck, or it makes for a great key chain, or it can even serve as a rear view mirror pendant. Show your appreciation with style, show off with your Hexachain.
We have been working hard on the Hexapad for 6 long months now, we built some prototypes and we are developing our core software on the first test mule. We have been doing a lot of customer discovery lately and this gave us a deep understanding of what our users want from the Hexapad.
Assembling of our first prototype
We are negotiating prices with our part suppliers and we are getting ready to assemble our first pre-production run. We need your help so we can reach a first order quantity of 200 units so we can start the production procedure.
Our developer spends many hours a day creating software for Hexapad
But it doesn't end here, when we reach higher production numbers, our purchase prices can be lowered substantially. Our goal is not to make money on Kickstarter, but to give back to the community with complimentary product upgrades for all backers! This means that the more pledges we get on Kickstarter, the better the product will be at the end. We have many stretch goals ready which will make the Hexapad a truly unique and desirable product. Please help us with our quest for a better workplace.
We have been working on this project for 6 months now and we created the first product prototypes and the software platform that will power thousands of apps in the future. We need your help and vision to create the final polished product, but most importantly, to find out all the incredible possibilities that this new technology may offer. We want to give you the tools to make everyone's life a little bit better and to be able to create the apps which will power a new generation of products.
To do so we need to set up a production facility and to test and certify the final product, which means that we need to source a minimum production lot of 200 units. We still need a lot of testing on our software platform and we need to create an amazing documentation which will make super easy for everyone to create Hexapad touch apps.
The project has been born as a sketch by Tomaž Jug, a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in business and startups and with over 17 years of experience in web development. He has been working in the B2B space with some of the biggest companies in the region, developing their web presence and e-commerce strategies. He has been also managing teams of up to 30 people, he created his own web development franchise brand and he raised seed and venture capital for a few ventures before. He is using his past experience to lead a team of undergraduates to create a world class product.
Matjaž Škabar is our lead software developer, he is responsible for the back-end programming of the software running on the Hexapad. With several years of android development experience and as an IT studies undergraduate he is the right person for the job.
Irena Robek takes care that everything is running smoothly - she has a lot of experience with teamwork and also leading teams. Besides making sure each one of us completes his assignments in time she also takes care of bureaucracy.
Vito Kužnar is our rockstar designer, who is just finishing his multimedia studies but already has the experience to create engaging user experiences. Abnormal imagination is an icing on the cake for his artistic and creative mind.
Risks and challenges
There are a few risks we understand may affect our campaign success.
The first is the fact that our product targets mainly other businesses and we know that this is not the ideal scenario for Kickstarter projects. Still we believe that this is the best path to launch our products and that we can reach enough business owners through Kickstarter to make our campaign a reality.
The second challenge we face is connected with our base pledge which is quite high, but we did a lot of research around pricing of our product and we believe there is nothing out there which beats our offering right now.
Regarding the manufacturing of the final product there are some minor challenges we need to face, one is the size of the product which makes it a little bit expensive to send around the world. We understand that there will be challenges related to different power adapters in different countries.
Other than that we work with pretty standard hardware which has been well tested and all the technologies are mature enough to be able to stand behind our product with standard warranty policies.
We are sourcing our parts from different established manufacturers and the final assembly will be done in Europe.
Our team has been developing software solutions on this kind of technologies for over a decade and we are able to create well tested and documented software solutions without a sweat.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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