….but our coding teams are burned out. The site was down for a month – with everyone pointing fingers at who was to blame and tempers flaring left and right. This is clearly the most difficult time that I’ve faced. I won’t go into all the ugly details, but suffice it to say that investors complicate things in ways I never believed possible.
We’re up and running again at about 10% of what the site used to be. Unfortunately, the Epic website has seen so many programmers come and go that only a few coders in the world can now follow its intricacies. Resources are now scarce, and what I had hoped for —– simply will not be ready in the near term.
I’ve watched my competitors overtake me in many areas. This has been very disheartening. But I still have an amazing ace up my sleeve. It’s a show stopper – and it’s going to knock your socks off. And it’s almost married into the core.
When that’s done, I plan to launch. And let the chips fall where they may.
I’m so tired……
Hi all. Epic’s launch date keeps getting moved out and out. But as Steve Jobs said, “When it’s just not right, I refuse to launch.” Of course, as Steve was making his products right, he would go WAY over budget, and miss deadline after deadline. That sounds A LOT like what I’m experiencing. But still, I agree with Steve. No matter what the cost, and no matter how much our launch is delayed, the product just needs to work. Period. Plainly. Simply. Easily. And elegantly.
And so – here we are coding away —- and testing, testing, testing.
Clearly, when you see Epic, you’ll know how monstrous this project is in scope. It’s the most ambitious effort I’ve ever attempted. We now have some of the greatest programming minds in the world wrapped up in hundreds of thousands of lines of code. 3 teams are working on it globally. It’s been a nightmare to manage, but both the Viral Epic App and our Epic Cloud Core are now up and running in Amazon’s Cloud AWS. I have 2 major pieces left to program, then an over-reaching code that ties it all together. Then – well – that’s it. We launch.
It looks like we’ll be doing a quiet beta sometime in March. What will the beta look like?
I’ve recently begun discussing the features and benefits of Epic with my SCORE advisers. They are immensely excited! I now have a commitment from a major internet company to help me beta test the Viral Epic App. If the app performs the way it’s designed, this large company will roll it out to their 500,000+ customers – and then the viral webbing kicks in! The clear and universal problem our free app solves + its viral point-and-click delivery system should do some amazing things. I believe Epic could end its first day out of beta with tens of thousands, if not millions, of subscribers.
And that’s just the app! You should see the Epic Core! It’s simply amazing! There’s nothing like it in the world today. I think you’re going to love it. I know I do! I’ve been using it for months. : ) It’s good to be the CEO.
Well – until next time – be safe, work hard, laugh lots, and be sure to take things slow once in a while.
I’m pleased to announce that EpicHub.com is now EpicHub.com, LLC. We decided to form our company in Delaware for corporate tax advantages and Delaware’s clearly defined business law structures. Becoming an LLC is one of the final steps as we prepare Epic for Phase 1 launch.
Well – here we are in February – and I’m full of tales of woe. I haven’t written in a while because I prefer to share good news. I don’t have much of that to share with you right now. Epic was supposed to launch in October of last year. Instead, I’ve faced companies not willing to hand over coding that I have paid for in full, my head programmer being hired out from under my nose, and my primary outsourced coding company being bought out by a potential competitor.
Epic’s coding has ground to an absolute standstill because the technology I’m developing, and those coding it, have suddenly found themselves in great demand. Various indusrty players are rapidly catching up to me and are cherry picking my staff. It’s all so very, very, frustrating.
Yes – my original teams are gone. But – I’m not beat yet! Why? Because I have a good coding foundation. I’ve hired a new team that I’m working with that seem both professional and relaible. And I’ve kept hidden the best and most important parts of Epic. And thank God, because I’d be dead in the water if I’d opened my mouth and shared my full plan with my original staff. Thank God I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. And thank God I kept my mouth shut.
I’m shooting for an April launch. Onward and upward!
Sorry folks. October / November launch of Epic is off the table. Our core and back end systems are complete – AND THEY ARE SUPER COOL! But our vertical launch system App that ties the whole service together isn’t ready for the big show yet. This technology is absolutely critical to Epic’s success, and represents our entire front end of Epic’s sales/product awareness system. Like most new technologies, this automated system is proving difficult to develop. But – difficult does not mean impossible. We’re confident another month of development will yield fruit, then a last month for testing will see us ready to launch. Our viral vertical launch App is going to light the world on fire!
Prepare to be amazed!