Knote will help you grow your relationships with valuable knowledge about the people you care for
Hi there. What you’ve got here isn’t just another social app.
Actually, it’s kind of anti-social (but in a good way).
Having zillions of friends is one thing. But being a great friend, partner, bro/sis, etc. is something else.
And it’s hard. It takes a lot of work. It takes time. But mostly, it takes thoughtful understanding.
Grow your relationships with valuable knowledge about the people you care for (and understand them better while you’re at it).
Please add a few people you care about, answer a few questions, and record a few other notes. Tested on Chrome and Safari.
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Icon Venture Partners
Thanks for taking a look.
What we set out to do with this first version is to give the user a place to record important information about the people they care about the most as well as prompting them to think about important questions they may not have thought about before. From our research, there is no software that sets out to do this for just the average person. Having this knowledge piece if the first part of our "MVP" but we certainly have future plans to add things like reminders and activity. The knowledge piece comes first however and we accomplished a good amount for a 48 hour time window. We are actively user testing and analyzing usage data for our users and will certainly iterate off of what we learn but so far we're seeing that many users are finding this product useful.
I'm a bit surprised you think our video took more time than our development. We have a pretty polished design, no major bugs and accomplished exactly what we set out to do in a very small time window. This took us a combined effort of over 100 hours over the 48 hour period. The video took maybe 3 hours (and was done post competition) so I'm really confused as to why you would think this. We worked our tails off to get this out and I'm pretty proud of what our team accomplished in a short amount of time.
I'd be happy to answer any tech/product questions for you. Shoot me an email if you'd like: wmdmark at gmail.
Thanks for the feedback Gleb. May I ask why you rated low on completeness and innovation? Did you find something that didn't work? Have you seen an app that tries to help improve real life relationships before? Would love to hear more specifics in those areas so we can improve missing pieces. Also, you should try the questions feature as it's a core part of what we're trying to do.
P.S. DUO Interactive is the name of our company and not related to our team size :)
Sure. I felt the overall application is incomplete. I can enter data about each person (and the data input works fine). What happens next? That was the missing piece. It would be nice if the app suggested something, or had reminders.
We're certainly going to add suggestion+reminders later on but we were fortunate to complete the functionality we did have in just a short 48 hours. Plus it's better to test with a simpler MVP and then add features later once user behavior has been observed. I'm surprised you think we could have gotten to reminders as well... very flattering ;)
Also, regarding the low innovation score... you don't think this idea is innovative? What other apps do you know of that are trying to solve what we're trying to do with this one?
Thanks! Good to hear that you would find it useful. We're definitely wanting to package up an app in the future but the existing site is completely optimized for mobile if you want to try the web version.
Thank you Nicole!
Thank you Garrett!
Thanks for the feedback! Security is definitely high on the list of priorities for future development.
Deutsche Telekom AG
Thanks for the feedback! We definitely have FB integration on the feature list for the next phase of development.
No review? Would love to hear some specific feedback... especially from an official judge. Thanks for taking a look.
Hi Mark - high marks for getting a lot of functionality into the app - it's pretty complete for what you set out to do.
I guess I did not find the data entry element of the app that much fun as such - perhaps some of this can be automated? Maybe it's something one can do piecemeal - a mobile web app would be the place to capture this if so.
In terms of technical innovation, this app uses a fairly standard approach. It's well executed, but does not really push any boundaries.
Is this an MVP? Are you taking it further?
Thanks Richard, that's helpful feedback.
We tried to automate some of the data entry by asking questions but there are not a lot of questions in the database yet!
This is an definitely more in the MVP stage... just trying to test the idea and tweak from there. We're definitely going to take it further.
There must be a lot of personal network data you can pull out of the big social networks. Maybe a bit of machine learning. It's much easier to input the data as maybe a multiple choice.
For example, you could have a bayesian classifier on the relationships, and then you ask: Is Bob your Husband? Yes/No
Gamify it a bit :)
Good ideas, thanks!
Industrial Web Apps
Spatial Automation Lab -- University of Wisconsin, Madison / 3D Systems / Bespoke Innovations
Good points Mikola. The sensitivity of the information you enter is entirely up to you. This is something for us to think about for us going forward though, we'd want to have a heavy emphasis on security and privacy. Thanks for reviewing!