your hardware is good no question, but that itself isn’t going to give you the market share needed to do REALLY well. you need to do more… you need to provide more open software, things that ENABLE all types of people to take YOUR hardware and do something that Arduino, PI, Beagle, Orange and the dozens of others your competing with can already do, then take it farther.
you have a 20$ SDR bundled with a Ras-pi… thats all you have really… speed, more usb, more this more that doesn’t mean anything in this market, its just noise in the bottom of a spec sheet… Normal everyday users do not understand the difference. And they are the ones who you MUST HAVE to make yourself profitable.
so what do you have? Outernet satellite feed, plan and simple. If i’m looking to start playing with this stuff, do i choose the people with a simple, website, do docs, poor organization, closed source tools, or do i choose one that has a ton of open source code, tools, forums, support and pure zealot support?
You cannot win in this market, you just cannot, unless you provide the tools, and information to let those who desire and are willing to help you bring this product to the next level… i’ve read the forums, there is a legion of good and skilled users ready to contribute, but your stifling momentum for what?
whatever your endgame is, you need to consider that early adopters are key to success, don’t make them go somewhere else.
- if you wont open source the downloader / decoder then release them as ELF for ARM on your board
- start documenting how to do all sorts of cool stuff with this board and SDR, make a wiki (why did you turn yours off?)
- Show people how to use YOUR product in amazing ways and that its better than Pi, beagle, arduino et-al
- allow others to publish what they are doing.
- be 100% supportive of their needs and nurture the culture of maker-ship
- publish your own code snippets (that actually build) to do stuff you imagine…
with the greatest humility, (i know its tough to make decisions like this, ive been there…)