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BeeLine is a stripped back, intuitive, navigation device designed to put the cycling masses back in control of their journey
BeeLine is a stripped back, intuitive, navigation device designed to put the cycling masses back in control of their journey
3,038 backers pledged £150,185 to help bring this project to life.

A Christmas update from BeeLine

Posted by Mark Jenner & Tom Putnam (Creator)
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Dear backers,

Merry Christmas! We hope you're all winding down for a nice winter break with family and friends.

A quick update from us - the BeeLine elves have been working their socks off here and we've made great progress on both the hardware and software fronts. Huge thanks to those who helped with that through beta testing. Manufacturing is now well underway and earlier this week several thousand shiny new BeeLines arrived from China. In parallel, the team in London have been steaming through the final preparations of the mobile app and device firmware, spurred on by a endless loop of festive playlists!

Yes, that's me hugging a box of BeeLines....in England! (Orange is my colour)
Yes, that's me hugging a box of BeeLines....in England! (Orange is my colour)

Despite being tempted by a triumphant Christmas delivery, we're not quite comfortable that all the software bugs have been ironed out, so decided not to rush the devices to you this week. The team's going to take a well earned Christmas break, doing the important stuff with their families, then we'll get everything out to you in the new year once we've ironed out the last few glitches. Rest assured we're very close and the products are looking great!

To all those who requested a Christmas gift card - electronic or paper - those either have been sent out already or will be arriving in inboxes before Santa does. We've also put links to our two most recent updates below, in case anyone didn't catch those on email

Important update from BeeLine (6th December)

BeeLine - Christmas contingencies (16th December)

Vote for us as Design of the Year
Vote for us as Design of the Year

One last thing before we leave you to the festivities. If you've got any of our recent messages you'll know that we've been shortlisted for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year Award and are being exhibited in the Design Museum in Kensington London. We highly recommend the exhibition, but for if you can't make it they have a fun, interactive online version of it here

You can actually vote for your favourites on the online version too. So if you'd like to be the very first to receive not only a BeeLine but a Design of the Year award winning product, please do give us a leg up by giving us your vote. It would be a much appreciated stocking filler for the whole team here!

Kate's dog Cali wishes everyone a merry Christmas too - if a bit bored of posing for photos!
Kate's dog Cali wishes everyone a merry Christmas too - if a bit bored of posing for photos!

Kate's dog Cali wishes everyone a merry Christmas too - if a bit bored of posing for photos! As always, a huge thank you for your continued support from all of us here at Beeline, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Mark

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    1. b33M! on

      Wow, I was so happy when unpacking the gifts I only noticed, which was not beeline in the packaging -.- is only fun, but would be very happy to receive it ;) thanks