March saw Cocoon’s hardware and packaging enter into production and our apps took a leap towards being launch-ready.
We’re moving our hardware into production, with the first batch of Cocoons being assembled in our UK factory this week. Greater volumes of Cocoons will be manufactured later in the month to meet the orders of our earliest supporters. Below you can see one of the automated quality assurance tools we’ve built to test Cocoons on the production line.
It’s incredibly important that we scale production volumes steadily so that processes, infrastructure, and support systems can be tuned to work at increasing scale. We appreciate that you want to get Cocoon into your home as soon as possible but we ask that you bear with us just a little longer, we’re almost there!
Cloud Video Recording.
John’s development team has extended the cloud video system to support live streaming as well as historic alerts, allowing us to drop our interim approach and reduce the size of the downloaded applications.
The thresholds for switching to and from infrared night vision have been tuned using data from trial users. Some work remains to handle cases where the Cocoon is in a dark corner.
The mobile apps are functionally complete and are going through UX refinement and bug testing prior to public launch on Google Play and the Apple App Store. The Android app will be available in mid-April, with the iOS app arriving soon after.
Test a Cocoon in your home now
We’re looking for a number of our Indiegogo supporters with Android smartphones to live with Cocoon ahead of the final product shipping in May. If you’d like to be part of this extended beta test then please complete this short form. We’ll be in touch with the rest of our supporters to confirm the shipping address for your Cocoon(s) in the coming month.
Check out our package
As you can see from the images below, the Cocoon packaging is efficient in its use of materials, packing Cocoon and all its peripherals into a 13cm x 13cm high-quality recyclable card case.
The Cocoon packaging is designed to be easy to open and access so you won’t need to rip it apart to be united with your Cocoon!
We’ll be posting regularly but as always, if you have any questions or comments please get in touch on Facebook or Twitter, and if you think you’d like to join our team please check out our careers page.