Development Update Jan 2018
2018 is off to a fast start and we have been busy as hell at Others HQ. Our crew has been focusing on healthy development habits, product design, content plans, team development, and much more. Man, are we excited for 2018 and our ambitious goals. The team is insanely well-rounded and we are stoked to unveil the 2018 roster shortly. In addition to the staked team, a full-length film is also in the works. #getJacked
So, let’s talk about why you’re really here. What the hell is going on with the app? Damn good question. We are currently logging as much time as we can in development; our day jobs have been hella consuming lately. That being said, the app is taking shape and it looks b-e-a-utiful.
The functionality stack is finally defined for 1.0. The app is broken into five primary areas. First and foremost is the newsfeed. This section of the app is the congregation of user-submitted content and aggregated industry content courtesy of the humbling partnerships we have been able to foster. Think of this functionality as the union of a skating focused Instagram and Facebook.
From there, we have our spot search and tag a spot sections of the app. This allows users to search for aggregated spots, such as skateparks, and user submitted street spots. Users can upload spots, include images, add notes about obstacles, etc. This is a feature set that most are stoked for and the map is shaping up nicely.
One of the newest pieces of functionality that we are working on is geared toward urban and big wheel riders. The route tracker allows users to create routes and paths that they can share with the community. So, if you’re looking for a new route to run, you’re in luck.
Lastly, users have access to their profile and inbox. While this seems obvious, there is a grip of work going into this piece to ensure that users can connect easily and schedule. Again, the mission of Others is to connect skaters and the industry like never before, so this feature set warrants tons of work.
We are working our asses off and we are confidently approaching our public beta. The support we have received from you all is humbling beyond belief. What started as an idea during an early morning skatepark session has evolved into a blooming small business and we are eternally grateful. Every piece of merch that you guys buy allows us to continue to push forward on this project and we are fully committed to doing everything we can to help elevate our incredible sport. Blade often and check back soon for more updates.