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Update #69

Production speed quadrupled - now Chinese New Year

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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 backing, but color options and your geographical location have also needed to be taken into account.

Highest production rate ever - but still not high enough

This week we have produced almost 4 times as many units as all previous weeks combined! We have tried to speed up the production as much as possible in order to have some margins for the inevitably slower production during the Chinese New Year starting now. Even though this is a major ramp-up for us, and for the factory and our shipping partners, we haven’t been able to speed things up quite as much as we would have wanted. Knowing what the Chinese New Year means in terms of bandwidth for scaling, we aimed for having reached an even higher average production rate at the time of these holidays.

Current production in plain English

  • If you are a backer outside of North America and have this week (week of Jan 27th) as your shipping week your Narrative Clip is assembled and on its way to our shipping partner. Expect a tracking code in your email as soon as it leaves our shipping partner’s warehouse.
  • If you are a backer within North America and have this week (week of Jan 27th), issues with the US customs have forced us to redirect your unit to other parts of the world while we solve those issues. It’s basically a bunch of paper work and shouldn’t cause any future trouble. Your Narrative Clip is next in line to be assembled and ship.
  • If you are a backer of the last two pledge levels (meaning you have next week, the week of Feb 3rd as your shipping week), your unit will be assembled and shipped as soon as possible after the Chinese New Year. This might mean you won’t receive your tracking code as early as it says on your Shipping Page (shipping.getnarrative.com) but we don’t estimate any substantial delay as to when you finally have your Clip in your hands. We will get back to you individually when your unit is in production.

As always, we’re here for your questions and comments. For questions on your individual Kickstarter reward(s), please get in touch with us through support.getnarrative.com and we’ll be happy to help.

All the best, 

Narrative Team

EDIT: With regards to above, some backers within North America have in fact (for complicated shipping reasons) a unit on it's way to them, despite what says above. If you have received an email saying your Clip is coming - it's coming.


Update #68

Narrative Clips in the Wild

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Dear Backers, 

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 to actually delivering a real user-experience. The first weeks of January have been all about focusing on improving and speeding up the production and shipping rate. Right now, everything is pointing in the direction that we will be able to keep the most recent shipping dates you got earlier in December (yay!) Please note: the shipping dates you see when logging in to shipping.getnarrative.com reflect the date your Narrative Clip leaves the factory. After that there’s a shipping time of 2 days to 2 weeks, depending on where on the planet you live. 

You Kickstarter backers were our earliest believers and investors and without you we would never have reached this point. Now you are increasingly becoming our early users as much as investors and as we continue our quest for improving your Narrative experience, we will still need your help. Your feedback is essential for us to make leaps in development. From how we can develop better features to how we can make the user communication even clearer, your feedback is highly appreciated and needed. The most fun is, of course, getting inspiration from you and discovering new ways the Narrative Clip can be used. It is fantastic to see your commitment and here are just a few examples, keep it up! 

Chris Ridings; has made a short review of his first impression of the Clip. 

Dirks Hirnableiter; has shared some thoughts on both the Clip and lifelogging. 

With increasingly numbers of Narrative Clips out in the wild, we see more and more Narrative photos being shared on various social platforms. If you haven’t already, please check us out on Instagram (@getnarrative #narrativeclip), Twitter (@getnarrative) or Facebook to share and get inspiration from other users. Here’s a picture from when I visited Cape Verde a few weeks ago (No filter)! Hands down one of my best moments of 2014 so far and it would have never been captured without my dear Clip.

In early January, we conducted a live chat with a small group of backers discussing how we can facilitate the getting started process of the Narrative Clip. A few days before Christmas we had visits to two of our Swedish offices where backers got first hand updates from the Narrative management team. User forums are popping up and a group of Swedish backers have started a Facebook forum where new features discussions are going on. Please don’t hesitate to join in - the more the merrier!

Thanks again for your support and for believing in us!

Lots of love,

Elisabet (@ElisabetStigard) and the Narrative Team


Update #67 - For backers only

Positive outcome of tests moves Narrative into next stage of shipping

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Update #66 - For backers only

How to use the Narrative Clip and App

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Update #65 - For backers only

Updated shipping estimates

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