Welcome to another Kokoon update.
Just a quick update this time, on the continued shipping progress and our upcoming app update. Headphones are continuing to go out regularly, and we will be sending out shipments throughout the holiday period. If you haven’t had yours yet, please bear with us, we’re sending out more address confirmation emails regularly as well as tracking numbers to those of you with confirmed addresses.
We’re pleased to say, MP3 has now completed and left the factory! This means we have now manufactured 4700 units, with many already with customers. We hope those of you who have received your headphones have been enjoying them so far. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback and any suggestions of what you’d like to see in the app in future.
If you have already confirmed your address with us in the past weeks but haven’t received your tracking number, they will be with you in the coming days as units arrive in destination countries.
MP3! A lot of headphones ready to go out.
We are currently finalising plans and fulfilment channels to begin shipping worldwide from MP4 onwards. MP4 is now underway and is due to complete before the end of the month. We’ll be sending out address confirmation emails once again, as soon as the units pass quality control.
For those of you still waiting for your address confirmation and delivery, we’re sorry that we haven’t been able to get you your headphones in time for Christmas. With every month that passes we’re making huge progress with manufacturing and distribution of our product and we will have shipped to all our customers by early next year. Thank you once again so much for your patience and support for Kokoon.
In the last update, we looked at the upcoming release of v2.3. Following the release of v2.3 we have been working towards v2.4, which is currently in testing and due for release by the end of this week.
In this release, we have implemented our background audio functionality. For each of our guided relaxation exercises, you can now choose to listen to one of our soundscapes in the background whilst the exercise is ongoing. A few of you have already requested this feature, it was on our roadmap before launch and we’re happy to be launching it now.
You can use background audio to help aid relaxation when using our spoken word content, help block out any disturbances and also to make some of our exercises more immersive. Background audio continues playing even after the spoken word audio has finished, which helps prevent distraction at the end of a track. We’ll be monitoring how the feature is used by you all, if you have any feedback please do let us know at email@example.com or via the in app feedback form.
We have selected six of our soundscapes to feature as background audio tracks, from a range of different sounds. If your favourite isn’t featured, please let us know and we can look into adding it.
Selecting background noise
Playing an exercise with Autumn Rain in the background
The app release after this will also include the detailed sleep history view. While we are still working on our algorithms to enable this feature, we have made many of the changes that are required in the app to support this feature including much of the UI work. We’ve also implemented some example screens in the app to give you an idea of what the sleep history detail will look like once launched.
Sleep history mock-up
Version 2.4 of the app also includes improvements to sleep onset scoring with improved logic. We will also be releasing a few UI improvements, including the app’s ability to sync your phone’s local settings. This will enable the app to display the time in the same way as you have chosen for your phone’s settings, whether that be 12 hour or 24 hour format.
Following this release, we will be working towards v2.5, which will include:
- Sleep History View – as mentioned above.
- Functionality to support “over-the-air” firmware updates to your headphones. – Volume distortion bug fix. We originally reported this bug in Update 50, where some distortion is seen in playback at higher volumes. A firmware fix is due to be applied in v2.5 to fix this.
- Automatic power-off. This feature will automatically turn the headphones off when you take them off, to conserve battery life.
That’s all for now. We’ll be sharing an update on MP4 production as soon as possible. As always, we love hearing from you either through email, our website kokoon.io or through our social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But please remember, for the quickest response, please contact us via our support email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes and happy holidays!
The Kokoon Team