If this works as promised its going to be a game changer for us since most of our clients are remote.
I wonder how these guys describe what they are not to sound like another digital whiteboard app. Video background on a landing page is a good showcase of the product.
This is awesome. I'm always sketchy about how well this sort of thing works, but I'd imagine with the quality of phone cameras nowadays it's going to be pretty decent!
George Yury Revutsky
@seanbarryuk I see what you did there with "sketchy"...
@george_revutsky Pun unintended!!!
My only reaction to this was "holy shit" ...this is simply amazing. I hope it works well!
This looks so great. Cautiously optimistic that it will work ...
...take my money...
I LOVE my whiteboard... in fact, I have the two massive walls in my office covered in whiteboard film so that I can write on my entire wall. This is a great product for sharing my board.
I think what I'd get more value out of, though, is if I could do something intelligent with what I sketch - eg, if I could pipe it into a to-do list, or even organise it in a smart way -> project X, design drawing y March 12 2014, or something
Hi folks, I'm one of the Founders of Rocketboard. So psyched you're into it.
Here's a little insight into where we are and what to expect from the Beta product.
Rocketboard works very well under most common conditions. For transparency, here are our main deficiencies today...
Glare/Reflection. If you have intense glare from a window or overhead light, that space might just "white-out" and what you draw there won't show up on the other side.
Minimal features and design. We have intentionally kept everything minimal, and we're 100% focused on improving the core Computer Vision and streaming technology. We get better and better every week. During this Beta, we capture a few pictures of your whiteboard during your session. We analyze these images by eye and by running tests on them, and we use that info to iterate on our algorithms. But basic features that you might expect, like a password protected session, and some of the features in the video, like saving images, not available yet.
No Android yet, only works on recent iOS devices, only using the rear-facing HD Camera. So on iPhones, this means no iPhone 4, but it works on the 4s and above. It is also kind of annoying that we can't use the front-facing camera, because it would make for a more natural user experience. By using the rear-facing camera, it means that you can't see the touchscreen while you're whiteboarding, so I usually open up my laptop to the session and face it toward me so I have the visual feedback I want. And it makes it a bit awkward to physically set up the device, because the typical stand doesn't work. I provide users with a low-budget on-boarding video that gives you tips on how to set up the device, and also a pointer to my favorite stand to use: http://utru.st/glif.
I could go on and on. What questions do you have? Anyone can also reach me at email@example.com
awesome - add me to the beta. worried about glare but let's give it a go
@jefielding thanks for bringing it up. For clarification, we have techniques and IP to deal with most glare. You just won't see it in the product today, until we optimize more foundational layers of the the Computer Vision algos.
looking forward to trying. looks awesome
Here's an view of Rocketboard in action. Twitter compresses the image, so expect a slightly higher quality image in the app. But it gives a pretty accurate sense of how the current Beta works. If you look closely, you'll see spots where glare has caused some whiteouts. We're getting better and better at dealing with it each week. #iterating
George Yury Revutsky
@lemayjoe This looks amazing. My team would be happy to use it with any early bugs and provide detailed feedback.
@george_revutsky did you sign up on our web site for the beta? Please do so, also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
@lemayjoe @rocketboard I'm really interested to test it out, I sent you an email, but haven't heard back yet
@_jacksmith sorry for the delay. Been a bit heads-down working on the new version coming out tomorrow. I'll get you right in!
@lemayjoe btw, your site has been down all day: http://www.uploady.com/#!/download/leKEJJI0zd5/bhbCN2wcXiBtFbL9
pumped and looking forward to the Boston ProductHunt meetup coming up on 10/16!
Pumped to demo at the Boston Product Hunt event tonight!