It’s been quiet around here and that has mainly to do with the fact that we have been busy fulfilling your rewards! Two weeks ago we started shipping the first 500 units and as we have been seeing during the past few days they have started to arrive. For now we have mostly been fulfilling American and Australian orders. That has to do mostly with logistical reasons as we have to bulk ship European and American orders. The next batch of 1,000 units will be finished by the end of next week and we’ll be able to fulfill the remaining rewards by the of the month. We know you are all very eager to get your hands on Phonejoy and we are all working hard that you all get your units as soon as possible.
For those who have already received their units we have noticed a few things:
- Most of you really like the build quality and our apps! We are very glad that we could deliver on those! :)
- The D-Pad is not the best it could be and we acknowledge that. We will still need to do some tweaking to get it to work better, however as this requires changes to our tooling we did not want to keep you guys waiting any further!
- A few of you had posted troubles with inverted analogs and connectivity problems, you can find all those questions now answered in our updated FAQ.
- Some of you appear to have a missing pouch, we believe our manufacturer has not packed those. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are missing a pouch.
- There are already two awesome unboxing videos on YouTube by The Phawx! Make sure to check them out here and here.
It's been very quiet around our MFi version. We are still adjusting some of the designs to submit them for Apple approval. We know it's taking longer than you and especially ourselves would like to see it happen. We have therefore decided that we can ship you a current Phonejoy iCade/Android version and you can choose to exchange your unit for a MFi version later in order to soften the wait for you. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in that. Our Phonejoy app already offers over 300 iCade games on iPhone and iPad that area airing to be played!
Airbrush & Kickstarter Special Edition Rewards
We are still working on the Airbrush and Kickstarter Special Edition rewards. Since it's taking us longer than expected to create these rewards we have decided to split orders where possible and deliver you a basic Phonejoy Controller in advance, which you can later exchange into an Airbrush edition when we have completed those.
In case you haven't noticed already, our Android app is already live on Google Play! Thus far it seems that most of you really like our Android app. Of course this is just a first build from us and in due course we will add new features such as sorting and improved caching. If you like our app please help us and review it!
Big Thank you
It's been a long ride for us. We have experienced our fair number of failures such as with our Bluetooth module manufacturer and getting the tooling of our EasySlider right. Many of which have led to great frustration and many restless nights among our team. Without you, our friends and family as well as our investors, we wouldn't have made it this far. So in the name of the Phonejoy team, I would like to thank all of you for your great ideas, financial and moral support, and most importantly your continued patience. Not many Kickstarter projects have had such a patient group of backers. Thank you!! :-)
Phonejoy will be available to everyone else on Amazon, Newegg and of course Phonejoy.com next month. So if you have any friends or family who you think may like Phonejoy help them and us by referring Phonejoy to them! :)
Aside of that, our Website, Android and iOS app will continue to see improvements over the next few months. We will also continue to make an effort to share interesting content such as how-to videos, game reviews, and more. If you have suggestions for content you'd want to see most let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Martin & Phonejoy Team