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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 27 2018 5:11 AM UTC +00:00
CA$ 201
pledged of CA$ 4,000pledged of CA$ 4,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, November 27 2018 5:11 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The app

The mobile app is almost ready in its most simplest form. For more details, including a short introduction video and a high overview roadmap, visit artcoffee.ca.

The app has already been uploaded to the App Store and is ready for pre-order. View it on the App Store. For the first release, a user will be able to view a list of independent coffee shops and select one to navigate to the Google Maps page, where photos and more details can be provided, as well as directions. The biggest piece of the puzzle that's missing at the moment is a good database of rated coffee shops to get us started.

Coffee shops

The review process for this initial phase will be quite challenging. The aim is to gather detailed information for each coffee shop and cover as much area of the city as possible, starting from the city centre. A duration of three weeks to one month, is estimated to give us a solid database of coffee shops.

A professional barista will be included in the process during the planned timeframe. The name of the barista is to be announced soon, but there's already a very good candidate that resides outside of the city, with more options available as well.

Funds & Expenses

The team that tries to make this project happen, is a group of volunteers that love what they are doing and they are not driven by money.

The app will be free and will only list the independent coffee shops that have been reviewed by our team. We do not indent to monetise the app and paid services that could undermine the credibility of our list of coffee shops, will never be available in the app.

The project is expected to have immediate and first year expenses for the following:

  • App development and maintenance.
  • Commuting and coffee purchases.
  • Barista travelling expenses.
  • Free time allocation.

Risks and challenges

The app has a lot of potential and can get a lot more complicated. We have a clear plan of how to progressively improve it without getting overwhelmed or waiting for it to get "perfect", which translates into delayed releases. In this first release coming up we do demonstrate composure, by focusing on the basic functionality that the user needs.

One of the most difficult decisions is that of determining if a coffee shop should make it to the app or not and how its coffee should be rated. This is why a professional barista is included in the process, to provide objective and backed by years of professional experience judgement.

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