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Pay by CC and Checkout with Amazon

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

The amazing folks at Tower House Studio did it again. In the past two weeks, they have implemented and deployed two more checkout options. Checkout with amazon, a really cool plugin that allows users to login with their amazon credentials, and select their amazon saved CC. Almost as awesome as checking out on amazon’s website. It’s proven to be really popular, with an average of 50% of all users using amazon’s checkout method.

Also, a long time coming, we now have an option to checkout with a credit card. Pay with credit card directly in checkout, no need to go to Paypal’s website anymore. People have been asking for this and I finally buckled down and got a merchant account with 360 payments. Paypal is still there as I imagine a lot of international customers will want this.

I’ve been terribly busy coding away on the next big product. It’s getting there, but still needs quite a bit of time. Stay tuned.

Tower House Media

New Website

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

It’s been a very long time coming and a ton of work, but I’m really happy and proud to be revealing the new website design.

I ton of thanks to the people who made it possible. The amazing artist Malte in Germany who has transformed a vision into an amazing artistic show case of creativity. And most importantly, the talented coders at Tower House Studio, who helped realize Malte’s vision into the functional website you see today.

The design and work has been going on for 7 months. Yes, 7 months. A number of designers came and went which unfortunately this pushed the reset button on the code written. But I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.

There is still quite a bit to do, a number of bugs to fix, and a number of improvements that you will see over the next 3-4 weeks. A few are:

  • new checkout methods (amazon checkout, accept credit cards directly)
  • visual improvements
  • flirc specific page
  • distributor login/pricing
  • affiliate login and account access
  • and finally sdk and partnership programs
  • matching looks for the blog
  • matching looks for the forum
  • matching looks for the support website

But this is really the tip of the iceberg. I’ve been working countless hours on new things.

 

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale. 35% OFF

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Along with releasing a new product, I’m going to have some huge sales over this week for the holidays. Thanks everyone for the constant support and feedback and helping me make a better product.

For the entire weekend, from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Flirc will be 35% off. Make sure to tell your friends, I’ll be doing this until supplies last. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and my wishes to you guys and your families.

Black Friday Sale

Flirc is Going To East Bay Mini Maker Fair!

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Flirc is joining forces with GGLABS at East Bay Maker Fair on October 19th.

My close friend at GGLABS is going to be showing off some great open source projects and I’ll be demoing them on my unannounced product at Maker Fair.

It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to sharing our projects with the community.

For tickets, location, and info, check out the maker fair website.

I highly recommend it, it’s a great time for all ages.

Please stop by, ask questions, and say hi, we’d love to see you there.

New Release Candidate, built in Amazon FireTV Controller

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Head over to the forums and try out the latest release. Firmware 3.0 is shaping up nicely, a ton of stuff was fixed, and I’ve got a beautiful amazon firetv controller in the GUI to help you pair your remote to use with the amazon firetv.

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New 3.0 Beta FW

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

I wanted to make a short announcement that I have a very stable 3.0 firmware release available to try. I’m extremely comfortable with the stability. I’ve re-written nearly everything, abstracted functions away from hardware, have a new algorithm that suppresses noise, support MCE remotes (finally), and more.

Anyone who’s eager to try it can visit the related forum page: http://forum.flirc.tv/index.php?/forum/73-firmware-30/

Or wait a week or so until it’s public. You’ll need to be a community member, any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated.

Memorial Day Sale Live

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Weekend Sale through Monday 12PM PST. Everything is on sale, and all weekend orders will ship Tuesday Morning.

 

Memorial Weekend Sale

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

I think I’ll have one.

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New Distributor – Tinkerlings

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

We’ve added a new distributor to our portfolio, Tinkerlings.

Tinkerlings is a great outfit in Florida that is selling trinkets, tinkerlings, pi’s and flircs. I’m excited to announce our partnership, we have a lot in common, including our motives and beliefs. Be sure to check out their store and see the rest of their offerings.

New New Zealand Distributor

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

We have a new authorized distributor, get a flirc from pishop in New Zealand.