This might be every hardware maker's dream come true
This platform will allow hardware inventors to plan, collaborate and monitor progress of each project. What is it?By Elaine Huang 08 Jul, 2014
According to an official statement, this new product will help inventors in creating a preliminary schedule of pending tasks; collaborate with an experienced project management team, who will come up with a tailored schedule and production plan; and monitor progress of each project; move from stage to stage without hassle.
It also ensures that inventors can get matched up with relevant partners in HWTrek’s ecosystem of manufacturing and supply chain companies.
Users will first have to let The Hub know what they are working on. Projects can be slotted under different hardware categories, from mobile to wearables to industrial apps and more. The Hub will then generate a customised production schedule based on specific product information from inventors.
Joyce Hsu, Vice President, Business Development, HWTrek, told e27 that preliminary schedule is based on both, an algorithm and the company’s senior product management team.
Then, inventors can track the progress of each project, and invite collaborators — team members, partners and manufacturers — to plan, produce and discuss commercialisation.
Lucas Wang, CEO and Co-founder, HWTrek said, “… This is just the beginning; users can expect more features over the coming months.”
The beta version of The Hub is now free with registration. To get started, anyone can log in with an HWTrek account, fill out a questionnaire, and start their journey to building the next hardware hit.
Currently, HWTrek claims that there are 1,454 registered creators on its crowdfunding platform. It has launched 410 projects, and connected 82 projects through its platform. There are also 217 registered experts and 91 solutions on-board. In addition, a total of 6,307 project tasks are being managed on The Hub.
In terms of visitors, 46 per cent can be attributed to the US, its biggest market, followed by 18 per cent from Taiwan.