Update for Tomoliving.com and start of Tribe Lab

For Tomoliving.com we have written two blogs.

One is a brief market research on the London Property Market and Employee Statistics, the other is on where to find market research by Property Consultants.

We’ve used resources from the Business & IP Centre London at the British Library and this has been useful for our research. For Tomoliving.com the Construction & Property Industry Guide was a good start.

In the background we have have been doing value propositions and looking at customer profiles. By looking at the customer profiles, we will be able to put the customers into segments and look at their gains, pains and goals to find what kind of product and services each segment are looking for which will help in making our website more flexible to shifts in customer profiles.

As a side project we have started Tribe-lab.com. We have started this Social Network project for people in our network to share knowledge. Knowledge between friends is a big asset and we believe a platform to share knowledge without the information being lost in history would be useful for our friends around us. As a MVP we are going to use bbPress and BuddyPress. If we get enough traction we will look into coding the site.


Domain and host bought = start of TomoLiving.com!

Instead of just developing the site on MAMP, we have decided to buy a domain and host to see the demand on creating a market place for renters and landlords who are friends/connected to share information in regards to property. We are going to do a survey of what people want to see from the idea.

The domain is tomoliving.com. Hope to get a simple site up with a header image, information in regards to what we are going to create, a Survey created on Typeform and email subscription for people who are interested in the progress of the web app. We hope to have the site up and ready by end of Friday.

We bought the domain tomoliving.com on Namecheap.com due to the fact they offer 1 year free whois guard and the prices for buying a domain is really reasonable and its easy to map the DNS (Domain Name System) to the DNS servers on the host side.

We have gone with Kualo as the host due to reviews we have had of their customer service. We went for the host reselling option, and we have had some issues and their support team have been fantastic. The support team told us about a third party proxy service anonymouse as there is probably a propagation issue in after making nameserver changes.

The initial site will be in wordpress to get the information out to the world.

The way we decided on the name was to get a lot of friends around the table to tip in on the names which they think could work for the idea. In the end we agreed that we would go by one name and if we thought of a better one we would change it in the future.

Tomo (友) means friend in Japanese. So we decided we would go by Friend Living as a starter. There were ideas such as Frenters and Frenancy but Frenters.com was taken and Frenancy didn’t sound as appealing for now.