Outernet: We Made It To $300,000, Allowing Us To Add Android Compatibility


#1
Reaching this milestone means we can invest in making Outernet compatible with Android set top boxes. This makes it substantially easier and cheaper for anyone to build their own Outernet receiver. This is an extremely important milestone because not everyone will be able to purchase a Lantern. The ubiquity of Android set top boxes around the world means that millions of people will already have everything they need to receive Humanity's Public Library.

Next milestone: $500,000. Reaching this amount will let us increase our broadcast rate from 2 MB/day to 10 MB/day for a one continent, which will be voted on by our backers.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://blog.outernet.is/2014/12/we-made-it-to-300000-allowing-us-to-add.html

#2

This sounds great. I’m not sure I completely understand what it means though?

Would this be an app that’s installed on the existing Android OS? Would it allow continued use as a normal satellite receiver as well?

How would storage be attached to the set top box?

Thanks

Sam