Update 1: Phew. What a day — and some updates!

Also see Update #2 on international shipping.

It has been an amazing day. We were able to reach $100K in a few hours thanks to an amazing community of friends and supporters. We are overwhelmed by all the support we’ve received — it is hugely motivating. So thank you!!

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We are frantically working on getting the word out and responding to the feedback, requests and comments we have received from you. We want to quickly address a couple of questions that have come up often.

Android Support

We’ve heard from a lot of people who want Android support and were concerned that we were only supporting iOS. We will have support for Android devices by the time the robots ship. It will be limited for now to Android devices that support Bluetooth Low Energy (also called Smart Ready and 4.0). Current set of devices include Nexus 7 & 10, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S4 Mini, Note 2 and Note 3. We expect this list to grow considerably by the time robots reach you.

Developer Pack

A few people have asked us what will be included in the Developer Pack. Please stay tuned — we plan to share more details about the pack in the coming days. Our primary goal is to develop the API in collaboration with a small, engaged developer community who are passionate about the mission we are on. We have limited it to 100 at the moment because we want to be able to support and engage with our community well before opening it up to others.

Thank you for supporting us. We are not done yet! We still have some distance to go before we hit our goal. Please help us by telling your friends, family and colleagues. You are the reason we have a shot at making Bo & Yana a reality for children everywhere.

Let’s do this together!

Vikas Gupta
CEO / co-founder of Play-i