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danielmbure

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I think you've just created a WhatsApp for email. Great idea. The only challenge I see here is that people tend to operate multiple email addresses but in most cases just one number. This creates a challenge when it comes to using your number as an email address. I'm curious how you will solve this dilemma. Also, you may/may not be in the same market space as the gorilla called WhatsApp/ Facebook. Cheers and all the best!
@danielmbure
Answer is already within your question. People has 2-3 email addresses and phone number or numbers. Why we don't leave those habits and gather them all in 1 phone number :-)
But you're right to be a competitor of those big companies.
@KVolkanGunduz Hey, thanks for your reply. You may find it hard to change such an ingrained culture of people running multiple email addresses for different purposes. Also, if I know your phone number, can't I just ask for your email address?
@KVolkanGunduz Hey, thanks for your reply. You may find it hard to change such an ingrained culture of people running multiple email addresses for different purposes. Also, if I know your phone number, can't I just ask for your email address?
Great idea but this also incentivises fraud (disposable emails, bots), which reduces the quality of the list and may also negatively impact your customers. Restricting each user to one spin may need rigorous vetting (permanent cookies, IP address logging, etc.) also which may negatively impact your customers. To me none of these are insurmountable but all must be carefully thought through and built into the product. All the best! Love the animations, fyi.
@danielmbure Thanks so much for your kind words! I am definitely considering options for dealing with disposable emails, bots etc. Implementing a email address validation service which checks for both common disposable emails as well as whether email accounts actually exist will help a lot with these problems I think. Thanks again for your comments :)
What happens if I lose my phone/computer? Are all my passwords gone? Also, if I'm in a far-away country (and don't have my phone) and need to log into something, if there's no cloud syncing, how will this work?
@danielmbure Thank you for reaching out! We keep a secure backup of your accounts on the computer(s) that you are paired to this way if you lose your phone/computer you can recover your accounts.

To answer your second question: Myki works independently of the SIM card that is on your phone so, if you are in another country Myki still works.
Now, if we take the very special case that you stated when you travel for a long period of time and decide not to take your phone with you during this long trip it probably means that you're planning to disconnect from the digital world so logging into your accounts is probably not part of the plan haha. + where would you login from? a public computer? and you want to type into that your master password to unlock your cloud synced vault? Please dont do that!

Myki stores your passwords away from the cloud so that hackers and foreign governments have no way of accessing them.
Myki doesnt have a master password that could be stolen from you.
Yet With Myki you can still login to all of your accounts on any computer by pairing your phone with any browser (even public computers).
Its just an easier, safer and future proof way of authenticating.

Im happy to answer any more questions that you might have, you can reach me at [email protected]

To download Myki on Android/iPhone visit https://myki.co/download
You can find our privacy policy at https://myki.co/privacy
@carryfierce Thanks for the answer. The uphill task you will face is selling privacy vs. convenience going by how people blindly use cloud services despite the risks. Local = privacy ; Cloud = convenience. Thanks for building a fantastic alternative all the same! All the best!
Competitive edge? (I've used Toggl in the past)
Beautiful website! You may need a copywriter to go through the text to correct some grammar errors though.
@carryfierce Thanks for the answer. The uphill task you will face is selling privacy vs. convenience going by how people blindly use cloud services despite the risks. Local = privacy ; Cloud = convenience. Thanks for building a fantastic alternative all the same! All the best!
Great concept. Extra marks for doing the video yourself. Question: how will you get paid? In such two-sided markets disintermediation is a huge challenge. That's what killed Homejoy.
Great idea. Annotating the web isn't new though. web.hypothes.is and genius.com/web-annotator do the same. Curious how you will differentiate from these and similar offerings. All the best!
I'd say start with one city, or even a town. Understand what it will take to provide that seamless transition from one parker to the next.
Basically this is an Uber for parking so you'll need an algo that can dynamically match the nearest person looking for parking to the one leaving the parking. You'll also need to factor in traffic, type of parking, etc. I've seen a number of stratups take a swing at this. I wish you all the best.
Great idea. However, if I've paid an annual cover, how will these price fluctuations help me?
Great idea. How do you plan to handle disintermediation?
It's an amazing take on whiteboards and I'd love one. Curious, how do you plan on making your business defensible as it seems to me that anyone can make these? Patents maybe?
Great idea. How do you launder it?
Great idea. Security and privacy will be a huge priority for you considering you'll be hosting privileged data from journalists, lawyers and doctors. For instance, there's a whole slew of legal requirements you'll need to meet to launch this in the US (e.g. HIPAA)
@danielmbure Thank you. Yes we are aware for that. Doctors are currently not supported (because of HIPAA). For other specialties like this they can run a hosted version on their servers. But given that a journalist can hold his recordings on dropbox for example it's not really different.
@arisAlexis Fantastic. Except maybe you'll need to also invest in the level of security that Dropbox has. A shortcut would be to allow people to connect to the cloud storage of their choice. Also, using human transcribers isn't very scalable/ secure. Purely AI transcription would be the killer app.
@danielmbure sure but for 100% results we need to skynet to improve :)
@arisAlexis Fantastic. Except maybe you'll need to also invest in the level of security that Dropbox has. A shortcut would be to allow people to connect to the cloud storage of their choice. Also, using human transcribers isn't very scalable/ secure. Purely AI transcription would be the killer app.
@danielmbure sure but for 100% results we need to skynet to improve :)
Love the concept. I'm a big fan of automated data. Quick question, considering there are literally thousands of companies for instance in the US, your pricing doesn't seem scalable. If I have a job board and I want to pull data from 1000 websites, that mean's I'd be paying $5,000 per month? That's pretty steep considering many companies only hire a few times a year. I'd think maybe pricing based on data points would make more sense. Let's say $0.25 per data point.
@Pr33tish Thanks for the reply. That makes sense. However, this didn't come out clearly on your pricing page. All the best!
So I use Pocket to save articles then close down the tab. Would love to hear your thoughts on how your solution can do this better. I especially love the expire aspect. Within Pocket I have dozens of articles some years old that I saved and never read. They weigh heavily on my soul every time I open the app!
@danielmbure I feel that pain! The whole idea arose from that: when you save something to Pocket (especially articles; useful links, services etc – you might actually dig them up and use someday), you realize there's a high chance you see this article for the last time. That's my feeling. So for this case we have an expiration feature and also notifications/digest – we remind you about a couple of articles with the highest probability that you'll read it (based on what you've read before). You can open, postpone or delete each link right away. We might or might not use additional data to determine when it's better to suggest you those links – that's a questionable approach, for now it's just set reminders, 8PM each day for example.
@vladzima That's a serious pain point you are addressing that would help you one-up Pocket. Looking forward to using this as my go-to link curation tool.
@vladzima That's a serious pain point you are addressing that would help you one-up Pocket. Looking forward to using this as my go-to link curation tool.
Great app. But the popups are crazy irritating (FOMO and chat). Really impeded my ability to explore your app in peace. Actually abandoned it. Just a head's up. Cheers!
@danielmbure thank you so much for your feedback! We're all learning, and today I think I've learnt how NOT get people leave out site! Fomo is gone, forever ;)

Would appreciate it if you could give us one more chance?

Thank you :)
Leo
I wish there was more... I didn't really grasp the concept.