Good progress on the product front
Over the past week, we have made quite a lot of progress on the software front. The app can now upload avg. and max. wind speed as well as wind direction and GPS position, so the information can be plotted on a map. So instead of having to email a log file from the phone and do all sorts of manual tricks (which is what we have had to do so far), we now have a direct link between the app and our servers. Below is a screen shot of the map, showing a measurement taken in Copenhagen yesterday.
The next step is to create a settings tab in the app, so you can choose e.g. unit of measure and other preferences, and after that we will create the history tab, where you can access past measurements. Furthermore we will soon get to work on the graphical design of the app and the website, so everything will look great - but for now we are focusing on building and fine-tuning the technology.
With regards to the physical product, then we are getting very close to pushing the button for for the tooling work (i.e. for the tools in which the plastic parts will be molded). And in parallel we are working on sourcing the packaging, magnets etc. We have also just received a sample of the small neoprene bag, that will come with the device. The bag is in great quality, 2 mm neoprene, and it will be large enough to hold both the Vaavud wind meter, and your phone (up to the size of a Galaxy SIII)
Stay tuned for more updates - we will soon have and interesting story from a beta tester, and a look at how our mechanical design has evolved from the very first prototype, to the final design that will go into production
All the best
The Vaavud team