Last month, we met with an APP developer to see how much it would cost to build our platform.
The meeting went well. The functionalities and the technology required to run U.I. Minds Eye are completely manageable, albeit a bit expensive.
The firm we met with offers full coding and design services. They would also market and maintain the APP once it is developed.
They act as a consultants as well, helping to brainstorm and develop projects as they are built.
The office space was open and engaging. Computer monitors littered the background, people diligently working on several screens at once.
We sat in an open room with a full table, giant white board, and big screen that had a PS4 attached to it. (Possibly for gaming breaks.)
I shared the vision for our platform, as well as some of the functionalities necessary for building an online environment with a foundation of non-judgment. I slipped out some ideas, while holding on to the brunt of our big idea.
I had drafted a full thesis, marketing plan, business model, and projection of growth for U.I. Minds Eye. A pitch packet that I am hoping to utilize when speaking with investors.
We didn’t leave the pitch packet with the company.
They seemed interested in working with us, and upon further e-mails, another meeting was discussed.
As it stands now, we are moving forward to develop the prototype without the influence of another business entity.
We want to do everything we can to develop the APP on our own before investing in the resources of others.
We have been meeting every afternoon (Monday-Friday) for 2 hours to draft up blueprints for the functionality of the app.
We’re designing slides that represent the screens a user would interact with upon engaging our platform.
Once the slides are all designed, and re-drawn, we will be able to implement them into a program that gives a representation of how U.I. Minds Eye will function.
We plan to meet with people and see how they like the fluidity of the platform. We’ll take notes, see what works and what doesn’t work, then go back to the drawing board and implement changes.
The company had mentioned that if we were to work with them, they would want to develop a prototype and do focus groups before actually beginning the programming for the U.I. Minds Eye app.
We’re going to do all of that on our own.
The only thing we need to do is keep showing up, 2 hours at at time, week by week…
To build a social network rooted in shared self-discovery.
It looks like moms dining room table.
From learning manners and playing memory games with mitzvah cards to designing an online environment for introspective exploration:
U.I. Minds Eye “Exploring Within for the World Around Us”