Re: [newtech-1] Blackswirl, the purchase engine! USERS WANTED!

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 8:28 PM
Harry,

a few pieces of advice

1.  Least moving parts,   make the user experience very simple, least clicks, and 30 to 60 seconds to understand your product.

2. before you invest heavy into your product, get some market research done, ask your closet friends, and sample set of ppl you dont know to test out your site, 

commenting on your what you/one purchases,  
 People love to show the things they wear, -  facebook, instagram

 they places they eat and the brands they buy, - foursquare, fb checkin

 we are obsessed with our image. - fb, true but superficial

 Also, people will be able to view their data in relative to all the similar shoppers on the network. - what value does the data of stuff you bought really help?  say even if 50% of shoppers do their research before they buy, its a form of gratification, and completion, they wont want to go back and see that as you've been there and done that, "on to the next one" Jay-Z

People that are in to the same clothes are probably into the same food, this would allow people to see what people who have similar interests  are buying that they may not even know about. - SOCIAL MEDIA/NETWORKING.

don't mean to break your bubble, or be rude, but you might want to go back to the drawing board and evaluate what problem you are solving that is unique, and not already being done.

Sunny

 




On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Harry Ehrlich <[address removed]> wrote:
Sharing your data allows people to see all the things that make you who you are. People love to show the things they wear, they places they eat and the brands they buy, we are obsessed with our image. Also, people will be able to view their data in relative to all the similar shoppers on the network. People that are in to the same clothes are probably into the same food, this would allow people to see what people who have similar interests  are buying that they may not even know about. Also, you don't necessarily have to share it, you can keep the data private if you just wanted to see your own data.  

The data is entered automatically once a user links an account through Yodlee.

--- On Thu, 12/20/12, Mike Scorelle <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Mike Scorelle <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [newtech-1] Blackswirl, the purchase engine! USERS WANTED!
To: [address removed]
Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 12:00 AM


What would compel me to share that data and do I have to manually enter it?

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On Dec 19, 2012, at 6:28 PM, Harry Ehrlich <[address removed]> wrote:

Sure, the problem is that
Users don't know how to effectively use their purchase data.

The plan moving forward is to take the users graphs and make them more dynamic, showing data by day or week and have them add posts about products they buy at the places they shop.

Users will be able to use this data to really explore the things they buy and the places they shop and compare it to a network full of like minded shoppers

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On Dec 19, 2012, at 6:15 PM, Sunny <[address removed]> wrote:

can you please describe what problem you are solving of the consumer/user?
you will get constructive feedback if the group has a better understanding of the product.
thanks

Sunny


On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Harry Ehrlich <[address removed]> wrote:
Thank you all!!
What do you mean by scary?

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On Dec 19, 2012, at 4:44 PM, Sanjay Srikonda <[address removed]> wrote:

I have UI feedback:

When I click on dashboard, and choose the options in the left pane, the site jumps and the navigation isn't the same (not the same elements are displayed with every link clicked, that should be the same throughout).

Also, there's no "contact us" no, "About" page, nothing to tell you about the company as well.
 
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From: Harry Ehrlich <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, December 19,[masked]:53 PM
Subject: [newtech-1] Blackswirl, the purchase engine! USERS WANTED!

Hello all,
   I have just launch my site Blackswirl in beta! It is a network centered around purchase data built with a full Yodlee integration.

Please check it out at
Blackswirl.com
Feedback is always appreciated!

Thanks,
Harry Ehrlich
CEO Blackswirl 


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