Developing a Brief

Stamp

There are many aspects to the development of Stamp and it’s eco system that I wish to work on. In almost all instances I wish for the work to both promote collaboration and monetisation.

Key Areas Of Interest

Licensing

Server side licensing enabling me to charge per seat and for updates to Stamp. With the foresight to look at the licesing of other applications I may make in the future, it would be useful to create a system that could work for a couple of different licensing models and applications. Stamp is currently sold as a single user license allowing for 2 machines owned by the user to install the application. This though is both simplistic in its implementation and in the business model. The cost of upkeep, new features and developer time is not reflected in the price. I would love to remedy this!

I could even sell the licensing application as a SaaS product…

Questions:
  • What are the different licesing systems?
  • What is already out there? Am I recreating the wheel?
  • Are there any licensing models that appeal to me? Why?
  • How do you pick a licensing model?
  • What’s the technology and knowledge I would need for this?

Cloud Hosting

I could greatly increase the collaboration and users working within the Stamp eco system by bringing viewable functionality in a web application. This would provide a cross platform solution enabling users to share Stamp timelines with their work collegues.

Rough Specification
  • A user would be able to upload the videos associated with a timeline.
  • A user would be able to upload the timeline file or meta data within.
  • A user would be able to view a webpage that would use both of those two uploads to provide a similar viewing experience to Stamp for macOS.

Questions:

  • Would I charge for cloud hosting?
  • What features of Stamp would be brought into the web application?
  • Does this need to be made secure? e.g. Users grant password entry to visit their content.

Research

  • License Models
  • Licensing Services
  • Cloud Hosting Solutions

User Research

A big question and worry I had was whether the market I currently sell Stamp into had decent or even regular access to the internet. The answer would inform how I would approach the development of Stamp.

I annoyingly didn’t disable the ability for participants from creating their own answers so the “varies from venue to venue” created by Phile Woodbridge scews the data somewhat. I think though that you could possible split those who voted for that answer into 2. 50% would be that they do have some kind of internet access the other 50% do not.

  • 231: Have some kind of usable internet access. (73.6%)
  • 83: Have unusable internet access or none at all. (26.4%)
  • Total Participants: 314 (Not necesarilly current Stamp users)

This week I will be Identifying and interrogating the most crucial elements whilst learning of similar products on the market and collecting as much information as possible to inform the ideation stage.

References