IDEA: Do not promote capabilities for boards you are selling that you do not have.
IDEA: Do not sell boards that you cannot deliver the capabilities that you you promote.
IDEA: Realize that in many locals, these are criminal offenses considered to be fraud.
IDEA: Buy back the boards you have sold that do not have the capabilities you promote.
IDEA: Try your best not to release until you have something of minimal acceptable quality.
IDEA: Don’t sell me a board then try to get me to help you make it right after the fact (because development is hard).
IDEA: Try to send me boards in advance of sale to distro developers, and cooperate with those distro developers to produce quality products that are ready for release when you start selling them.
IDEA: Take a basic class in business, so you know what is needed so that you do not fail.
IDEA: Hire someone that reads, writes, and speaks good english, knows how customer relations work, and and put them in charge of public relations and make them your front man.
IDEA: It’s not what YOU can show and promote, it’s what you users can make and promote. Raspberry Pi is successful because the users of the boards build things and promote for them. The Raspberry Pi is loved and embraced by many (even though they are not the best). Right now, your users are publically kicking you, and the company is suffering from a very bad reputation of non-delivery. When you post a promo video, people look to see what kind of lie you are trying to tell. What does that say? Your doing things all wrong, and that spells failure.
Want Ideas for success? There ya go. Make something good, then promote it, and get the right person to promote it for you.
Nvidia has ONE good distro. You better believe the drivers DO work.
You have something like a dozen disros, and none of them work right.
Want to fail? Keep doing what you are doing.
I so want you to succeed, but I publically look like a fool for ever backing your project. The M2 and M3 that I bought are worthless paperweights. I pulled them out today, and threw them in a box. I cannot even sell them and feel good about it. Apparently you can. I have honor. What does that say about yours?
I see the posts of what Babana M2 and M3 can do, and all I can say is I get mad. Really mad.
I tried every one of the posted distros. They are all garbage. You waited my time, and lots of it. And that’s worth a lot more than whatever I spent on the boards.
Why not quite spending time showing promos all sorts of things that will not work for users.
Make one thing that will work well, and show that off.
Get Nora to go back to answering the phone, and find someone good to promote your stuff. Make a better website,get a magazine, take a look at ODROID (hardkernel.com). Like you, they struggle. Unlike you, they have a well cut jib, a nice site, a magazine, an editor that speaks more than 3 words of broken english, good distribution channels, and they don’t make excuses, they make apologies (were needed), they make promises, then they fulfill the promises they made.
I don’t know if this is a volunteer operation or not. it looks like one, because it looks like crap. If it is, do yourself a favor, and find someone else that stands better bet for success. If this is not a volunteer operation, do yourself (and all of us) a favor, and march in to the boss’s office and tell them to either give you the resources to make this operation work right, or your gonna walk out. Don’t forget, your names on the line too, and you don;t want your name associated with a company that operates like this. Or do you?
Take a look a ODROID. They kick your ass, Quit the excuses and rise to the occasion.