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By Jan-Willem Eshuis
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About

What is Zaharra 

Zaharra is a unique, well designed, retro looking device. A Zaharra device allows businesses to show company insights using unique flip dots. You can show Facebook likes, Instagram likes, the value of a certain stock, the value of the bitcoin or any other type of business information.

You can use Zaharra in a lot of situations, giving your customers or employees a different (retro looking) experience. 

Use Zaharra to :

  • Show the number of Facebook likes
  • Show the amount of transactions in your e-commerce webshop
  • Use it as a counter to show the number of active subscriptions on your service
  • Show the amount of visitors on your website
  • Use it as a retweet counter
  • Etc..

The Zaharra device will refresh your values at a time frame you select using several different types of “transitions”. Take a look at our video to see how data is updated on your device.

History of Zaharra 

Zaharra is founded in the Netherlands by Jan-Willem Eshuis. An experienced software developer, software architect and technical consultant. He combines technical skills with practical, hands-on business insights. This led to the development of Zaharra.

Prototypes 

At this point we developed multiple Zaharra devices for a couple of clients. These are prototypes with a wooden housing, hand-made. A process that's not scalable in the future. Our prototypes run on several locations showing several types of information. 

Zaharra device showing daily revenue
Zaharra device showing daily revenue

Why should I back Zaharra?

The development of our housing for Zaharra devices is an expensive process. This means we need a minimum amount of devices to be purchased. 

When you back our Kickstarter you'll receive a Zaharra device with 50 EURO discount. And a year free subscription to the Zaharra Cloud (worth 99 EURO).

The devices will be delivered with a natural looking bamboo look and feel. An eye-catcher in your company, café or restaurant.

Bamboo look and feel
Bamboo look and feel

Zaharra Cloud

Using the Zaharra Cloud you are able to setup your Zaharra device with an easy to use wizard. After setup you're able to decide what information you'd like to show. Connect your Zaharra to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to use Zaharra as a social media counter.

Zaharra Cloud
Zaharra Cloud

Define your own datasource using our API specifications. After we validated the input, your own data will be shown on Zaharra. Want to show the daily visitors of your website? Connect a datasource containing the number of visitors and Zaharra will display it.

Project timeline 

Development and production of the housing/casing for Zaharra is scheduled for May and June. The day we’ll finish the Kickstarter project we’ll start the development and production. We expect to deliver the first batch of devices by the end of June.

Project timeline
Project timeline

Device images 

All dots black
All dots black
All dots white
All dots white
Animation
Animation
Device close-up
Device close-up
Animation
Animation
Showing bitcoin value in USD
Showing bitcoin value in USD
Transition into white
Transition into white
Show revenue of the day
Show revenue of the day
Facebook likes
Facebook likes
Instagram likes
Instagram likes

Risks and challenges

First challenge of Zaharra is the competition in the market of other devices. But none of the current available devices is as customisable as Zaharra. We are able to show letters, numbers and use different transitions. More flexible at the same price.

Our second challenge is the development and production of the housing for Zaharra devices. We already found an experienced partner for this but starting this process is only justified if we have a minimum amount of around 50 devices sold.

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    Pledge €499 or more About $581

    Zaharra device + 1 year subscription

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    2 Zaharra devices + 1 year subscription

    Zaharra is a unique, well designed, retro looking device. A Zaharra device allows businesses to show company insights using unique flip dots.

    Normal device price will be € 549.00 you save € 119.00

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