You always hear, “When one door closes, another one opens.” We experienced this first hand with the initial launch of iMyK9. Our grand plan to launch through Kickstarter didn’t exactly work out, but there is a silver lining.
We’re excited, and think you will be too!
Very late in the game, our vendor changed the price of the iMyK9 cellular monitors and the cost of the data plan, which changed our price structure, and therefore the end cost to you. We were caught off guard, and expect many of you were as well. As a result, the Kickstarter launch plan flopped….
After licking our wounds for a couple of days, we realized that there was a much simpler way to launch iMyK9.
Use the same technology we’d already built
… AND lower the price point
… AND get to market faster.
Now, doesn’t that sound like a WIN-WIN-WIN idea?!!!
Rather than shipping a cellular monitor and having to manage data usage, we had the brilliant thought that most cellular carriers today give away phones for almost free. What if instead of shipping and supporting the iMyK9 cellular monitor, we just made the app available through the Google Play store (and later through the iTunes store) for a set monthly price?
In the next week or so, we’ll make pre-orders available on this website right here. Be SURE to sign up for our iMyK9 launch news!
We already have several patents. Our next step is to get FCC certification and to finalize pricing. Assuming all goes smoothly with that process, we believe we’ll still be able to ship iMyK9 by December 2017! WHOO-HOO!
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