You've got Karma!
Hello beloved backers,
Just checking that you haven't missed your opportunity to claim points in Narrative's Karma program. As a way to give back to you for being a super... Read more
A letter from Narrative's CEO
The team and I can’t believe that over a year has flown by since we started shipping Backer rewards and two years since we first met in 2012.... Read more
Production speed quadrupled - now Chinese New Year
Hi dear backers,
As of today, Narrative Clips have left the factory to almost half of you. As described here, we try to ship them strictly according to order of... Read more
Narrative Clips in the Wild
Hope you all have had a great start to 2014! It feels exciting to enter a new stage in Narrative’s history, the transformation from being a product idea... Read more
Now that we are 12 days in to November we thought we should update you on the shipping status.
During these first days, we've built and shipped the... Read more
Shipping the Narrative Clip
Today's the day!
Two members from the Narrative team, Johan and Linus, have been working with the Yomura team in Taiwan to get your Clips ready to go.... Read more
We will be shipping the Narrative Clip camera to thousands of fantastic people in 53 countries!
The factory is in full mass production of all parts and some... Read more
Checking your shipping status
The shipping status is now available!
Visit our shipping site to get your estimated shipping date.
Shipping date! And more!
Okay, so we have tons of exciting things to tell you today. But we think there is one thing you want to know more than anything else.
Shipping starts November... Read more
Weekly update: The beta testing journey
The Journey Begins
The cameras for the beta testing arrived from our factory in Taiwan!
Beta testing is happening
We are releasing the camera out into the wild. Be on... Read more
Weekly update: GPS, beta testing and a Memoto time-lapse
Björn, our CTO, has been logging a lot of miles while field-testing the GPS. As you can see, the GPS is doing what it should, registering locations at... Read more
Weekly Update: our new team member
Recently, we welcomed a new member to our engineering team, Daniel Hamngren. Daniel is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden and from the looks of it (see picture below),... Read more
Weekly update: production of updated cameras and what was accomplished during the crunch
It's a beautiful day here in Stockholm and we hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday. The crunch period is coming to an end and things are looking... Read more
Weekly Update: updated camera modules, progress with the GPS and the outcome of crunch week #1
There is good news about the two remaining hardware issues we discussed in the last update (!!) and the crunch period is going well, we've lots of caffeine... Read more
Weekly update: improved yield results and software crunch time
Happy Friday all!
So, the quick version for those wanting to skip the details are: the yield issues we mentioned last week have improved (yay!) and we are basically working... Read more
Weekly update: PCB evaluation and Memoto app performance improvements
We are getting closer! Find out what's been happening at Memoto this week below and don't forget to check the update archive if you've haven't caught up with us recently.... Read more
Weekly update: New PCBs and multiple photo selection
If you haven't checked in with us in a while you can see how the Memoto camera and app are coming together in this short video, get the... Read more
Weekly Update: "The Memoto Camera - Tested And Proven", portal for questions/ideas, latest production news
To introduce this week's update, let us first present you with some backstory. The spirit in which we're sharing our continuous progress in these updates follows our... Read more
Weekly update: making the Memoto Camera your own, PCB production in Taiwan and stabilizing the chain
Many of you have asked us for the dimensions of the outer shell of the Memoto camera, in order to start making your own holders, accessories and front-face... Read more
Weekly update: What the Memoto experience looks like today (video)
In the last update we compared our current progress with the to-do list we published in the On the art of anticipating velocity. We've accomplished a lot and... Read more
Weekly update: The to-do list
So how are we doing relative to the to-do list that we presented in the On the art of anticipating velocity update? Let's take a look:
- Finish the... Read more
Weekly Update: ordering the next batch of revised PCBs, continued work on uploaders and more load testing
Happy Friday! We hope everyone is having a great week. Don't forget that you can always find our past updates here. This week as been a lot of... Read more
Weekly Update: working to meet regulations and faster moments
The update is early this week! We're so glad you enjoyed seeing what was happening at the factory in last week's update and if don't forget you can... Read more
Weekly update: Special report from Yomura
Factory direct! We've got Linus and Johan back from Taiwan. As we've mentioned in previous updates, they have been visiting our factory, Yomura, to oversee the production of... Read more
Weekly Update: Factory visit is underway, regulations testing and more work on the API
It's that time again. We're making all kinds of progress (if you're interested in what we've been working on these past few weeks, check out the past updates... Read more
Weekly update: hardware progress and load testing
We know everyone is very eager to have some kind of ETA and we're happy to finally say that first batch of cameras is expected by the end... Read more
Weekly progress update: successful run with the tooling for the other side of the camera casing and work on the API
The weekly roundup is here! Last week we told you that the new PCBs arrived and the tooling for part of the camera's casing had been successful (you'll... Read more
Weekly Update: injection molding success and great progress with photo processing
Things are happening!
We release these weekly updates on our journey in order to let our backers know where we are and what we're doing. The previous ones... Read more
Weekly update: 200 PCBs for testing and finished web-view of a shared moment
Hello Dear Backers,
Time sure does fly, it's Friday again! Friday means it's time for an update regarding our production progress. We want to keep everyone in the loop as... Read more
Weekly progress update: verified GPS antennas, new user experience and some waiting
Spring has finally arrived to Sweden. We're happy for a bit of sun and we're happy to bring you the weekly update!
There's a lot of hurry... Read more
Weekly progress update: CMF, production test development and a Windows client
Friday (yay) and time for another look behind the scenes of Memoto’s production. If you have missed out on why we’re doing this on such a regular basis, check back... Read more
Moving forward: Memoto's weekly update
This week we've been continuing work on the "in progress" items from the previous week.
More specifically, we're working on:
- Making the OSX client user-friendly
- Stabilizing the android... Read more
Moving Forward: Memoto Progress Update
We really appreciate the understanding and support you sent in the wake of the delay announcement. We really have the best backers!
So, what's going on with the... Read more
On the art of anticipating velocity (Memoto Shipping Update)
There is a trap that many Kickstarter projects seem to fall into: that of miscalculating the time it will need to fulfill the pledges. For extremely successful projects,... Read more
Making sense of all your moments - Moment View
The idea behind the Memoto Lifelogging Experience is to simplify the lifelogging process, making it easy to find and enjoy your most interesting photos. One of the ways we do... Read more
Hello Dear Backers,
You’ve been eagerly awaiting sample photos and we are very happy to release them to you today!
The photos were taken with a Memoto Camera prototype and ... Read more
Meet us in Austin, TX!
Memoto will be in town to compete in the SXSW startup competition! Any awesome backers who will be around this coming Saturday, March 9th should join us at noon for... Read more
Future Memoto Accessories & Hardware Progress
Since we finished our Kickstarter campaign before we reached the $700,000 mark where the reward was going to be three Memoto camera accessories (the Memoto Wifi dock, the waterproof... Read more
700k Stretch Goal + Hardware and Software Harmony
Never too late for a stretch goal...
We haven’t forgotten - the 700k stretch goal is only 100 cameras away from being reached! Once reached, this goal will allow us... Read more
Memoto - behind the scenes: A visit to our manufacturer, Yomura
Ever wonder where exactly "Made in Taiwan" is? Johan Thelander, Memoto's Quality Manager, made a visit in December to the factory where the Memoto Lifelogging Camera will be manufactured. He... Read more
Robots building 2nd revision of the Memoto Camera [VIDEO INSIDE]
Hi dear backers,
These are intense weeks at the office with lots and lots of things to do; Lots of work but also lots of fun, this is a very... Read more
Designing storage for your memories
The brain and the heart
When looking at the smart technology behind the Memoto camera you could consider it the brain behind Memoto, enabling you to capture the everyday moments... Read more
The Memoto Design Story: Interview with Per Brickstad from People People
We'd like to share a bitfrom the creative process that happened long before our Kickstarter campaign. What follows below is an interview with Per Brickstad from People People, the... Read more
A Memoto Hardware Update
We in the Memoto hardware design and production team have been very busy the last weeks with setting up the pre-series manufacturing of the Memoto camera and started... Read more
The Perfect Package
A lot of things happened this week. Some highlights: moving the Stockholm team to a larger office, a company-wide planning session in Linköping and comparing packaging prototypes!
You... Read more
Preorders are GO at memoto.com! + other news
Holiday Gift Card promotion on Memoto.com
We put together a special promotion for those of you who like our gift card and want to use it as a Gift Certificate... Read more
How Memoto raised $500,000 on Kickstarter, part 2
We’ve previously described how Memoto got to the point of being approved by Kickstarter. It wasn’t an effortless ride, to say the least, but after months of preparations and weeks... Read more
We made it! You guys are AWESOME!
1100% funded at the finish line. Incredible! You all have made Memoto a reality, and one better than we ever imagined! This is what crowd funding is all... Read more
The only way to get a Memoto Camera in the new color is...
...to back us on Kickstarter!
Thanksto everyone who took time to vote! The results are in: There are 719 votes for 29 different colors and the winner, with 312... Read more
Seamless Lifelogging with The Memoto App
The development team is hard at work on the Memoto App. Reaching the 2nd stretch goal allowed us to hire a project manager to facilitate the app development... Read more
How Memoto went from product idea to 10x funded on Kickstarter, Part 1
A lot of you have asked about behind the scenes information regarding our Kickstarter campaign and since we're still in shock over the overwhelming response the project has... Read more
The Memoto Gift Card
Lots of things are happening between now and February! Anyone planning on giving a Memoto Camera as a gift for a birthday, holiday or just because is very... Read more
Voting Time: Help choose the New Color!
The reward for reaching the $150,000 stretch goal is to let the backer community nominate and vote on a new color. Today we will start polling on our... Read more
Announcement: Memoto Camera now ready for trial manufacturing of both electronics and casing!
Hi, Kickstarter backers!
Today we are able to make an announcement we have been looking forward to for a long time. We are now finished with the last tweaks of... Read more
$500,000 and 1000% Funded!!! What will the future hold?
There are 8 days to go, 8 days to strive for $700,000. It seems daunting, but honestly, so did our original goal. In the beginning of this adventure... Read more
This summer, Memoto sent two film students around the world to find out what lifelogging is. See the trailer!
The end of our campaign is near and we are planning on going out with a bang! We'll be posting a lot more updates for the remainder of... Read more
By Request: 1000 More Cameras!
We would like to thank each and every one of you for helping us make it this far! With your support we have achieved more in these first... Read more
Stretch goal #3: Memoto Wifi Dock, Waterproof Case and Wide-angle Lens - Your help is needed!
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
First off, we would again like to express our love to you. Your engagement is inspiring and there are no words to describe how happy we are... Read more
Behind the scenes at Memoto
Memoto's developers and engineers are hard at work. Here's a glimpse of how things are progressing:
Draft of notification system and map view in Memoto's app
8-layer High-Density-Interconnect... Read more
See Memoto on The Colbert Report!
Memoto was featured on The Colbert Report's Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger segment on yesterday's show.
Check out the video here!
Please note the audience laughter when they... Read more
The $350,000 stretch goal has been reached!
You all make us so happy! Your continued support and interest in Memoto is fantastically astounding and humbling. Thank you all so much!
We can't tell you how excited we... Read more
Second stretch goal: local storage, manual shutter trigger and adjustable interval of photos
Wow, that was fast! The $150,000 stretch goal was reached less than 12 hours after being set! It also marks Memoto's Kickstarter campaign being 300% funded. Crazy. Since then, we've... Read more
Memoto is for life
Many of you are wondering about why Memoto has to consist of both hardware and software, or perhaps rather why the software part of Memoto has to reside... Read more
$150,000 Stretch Goal Reached!!!
Wow! Thank you all for helping us reach this goal in one day.
This means that all our backers get to vote on another color to add to the Memoto... Read more
$150,000 Stretch Goal!
$75,000 Achieved! We are announcing a $150,000 stretch goal! This means, if we reach $150,000, we'll let you, the backers, decide on a new color for the camera!
Each backer... Read more
100% Funded in under 5 hours!
Thanks everyone! Reaching the $50,000 goal in under 5 hours is amazing and half the world is just waking up!
Stretch goal to come. Stay tuned!!