Thank you Kickstarters for your continued feedback and input regarding myIDkey feature requests and OS support. After our last update some of you asked for more information on Android support as well as support for additional communications protocols such as NFC for payments. We are looking closely at NFC support and the ability to support payment services like Google Wallet and potentially Bitcoin. These features are unlikely to be released in the September release based on the current project plan but we will advise on a delivery date once the product team has progressed further in the scoping activity. Regarding support for Android; as we have said, this is part of the September release. A few screen shots of the early Android app design can be seen below along with an overview of the software architecture around the myIDkey product.
(1) Software Architecture & update – The development team is making good progress. They are working diligently on the web infrastructure, web browser support and the iOS and Android mobile apps. Tools like Confluence and JIRA are proving really helpful in our detailed project management and scheduling. It seems like a daily mobile app update is released on our TestFlight system so good progress is being made here!
myIDkey Software Architecture
myIDkey Android Screenshots (early release)
2) Hardware & Manufacturing update - We are making good progress with our local PCB provider and are eager to enter the testing phase so that we can stress the board and componentry to see the performance. Our schedule shows that over the next 4 weeks we’ll see a board bring-up to verify power supplies, basic I/O connectivity, memory testing, and pin configuration. We will then build our first prototype and begin testing. We plan to do 1000 unit manufacturing runs in our US based factory to deliver the first batch of units. We hope to share pictures of the boards and our factory in June.
3) Other activity - In addition to executing on road map plans, testing & UI reviews we have spent time going over our patent filings and submissions, evaluating product packaging options and planning for future events. We were asked to attend DisruptNY which was a fun event that offered an opportunity for us to meet other product companies that are using biometrics to enable a range of applications, the big area being payments. We will be speaking at the VC in the OC event next week if any of you are local to Orange County and can make the event (www.VCINTHEOC2013.com ) – please reach out to us if you will be attending!
Again, thank you for your continued support and input
Best regards The myIDkey team