Firstly, kudos to everyone at team Mondo . Your mission is truly admirable.
I’ve been thinking about differentiators and would be interested to get your thoughts on:
1) Crowdsourcing as a layer
I believe there’s potential to take crowdsourcing in multiple directions, hence the term ‘layer’. Starting with simple things like updating business details, as you’re already doing in Alpha, and maybe a crowdsourced locator (built on top of an existing DB). As more and more people start using their Mondo cards at ATMs you will gain insights into which are the most popular. (Geolocated) Usage could trigger a feedback request like Foursquare. Do you have any fixed plans for rewards / gamification?
2) Third party integrations / automation
- Zapier - export data to accounting software.
- IFTTT - trigger an alert message based on certain transactions / balance criteria etc.
- A proprietary Mondo ‘apps & services marketplace’?
3) Accessories / Wearables
While ‘the great’ Apple Pay is impressive, it does currently have a little too much friction for my liking - requires battery charge , technical glitches etc.
I’m still out on this one , but what are your thoughts on low cost, battery free, contactless devices alongside the Mondo card? Particularly, a wristband like Barclays’ bPay band, but one that doesn’t suck.
Some inspiration for a bit of DIY hacking:
(I once dreamt of turning my oyster card into a contactless über-cufflink but found that it breached TfL’s T&Cs!)