January 08 Directionless Progress Report

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General Progress Overview

  • Evaluated market research
  • Finalised service development and specifications accordingly
  • Finalised decisions about technical implementations (asterisk vs. yate)
  • Started coding backend

January: Specific Progress

  • Third and fourth code sprints
  • Progress on code tests for plone back-end
  • Finalizing work on asterisk/skype integration
  • Finished work on asterisk back end
  • Started implementing initial designs and branding into code to develop user interface and experience

Progress against Key Deliverables

Deliverable 1: Identification of which of the proposed business plans - or new business plans - might suit the continued development of this innovative product

  • Filling in gaps in our market research towards putting together commercialization strategy
  • Design and branding implemented with a constant evaluation of end user experience

Deliverable 2: A comprehensive analysis and report on equivalent services in the marketplace and their pricing/business models

  • Continued research into equivalent services and their underlying costs

Deliverable 3: A first roadmap of an emerging market in peer-provided VOIP and information services for SMEs and civil society - and other unanticipated markets

  • Ideas for mobile phone specific applications developed to use the Directionless service as a free VOIP mobile provider

Deliverable 4: Robust prototype developed and proof of its concept for mass-market and market readiness

  • Coding near finalized on prototype.
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