An update on how Raspberry Shake, S.A. has been keeping busy during the COVID19 Pandemic
Buenas tardes and saludos from quarantine here in Panama. Day #45. Here is an update on how Raspberry Shake, S.A. is responding to the COVID19 Pandemic.
What we are doing from quarantine to ensure the continued growth of the RS Network
We remain under a government mandated quarantine. To continue to encourage new people to join our Citizen Science community, we are running a 10% discount on Home/ Classroom solutions at shop.raspberryshake.org. The discount is being offered in lieu of delayed delivery. When we can return to the office, we will work around the clock to manufacture, test and ship. As a result of these measures the orders are pouring in. We are incredibly thankful to all of our new supporters and to existing Shakers for spreading the word.
How we plan to hit the ground running once released from quarantine
To ensure that we can hit the ground running when quarantine is lifted, we have decided to maintain all collaborators on the payroll throughout the month of May, even those members of our team that are unable to work at all given the nature of their jobs. No one is getting a pay cut, no one is being fired or let go. We continue to operate from a position of strength that comes from the talented individuals that come together every day to make Raspberry Shake a success.
What has been keeping us busy
We made all historical data available to the world via our FDSN web service and Swarm
The new ShakeNet mobile app which will be launched next week on Android and then soon thereafter on iOS!
A web version of Swarm which we estimate will come out sometime this summer (northern hemisphere).
Expanded functionality of the rsudp open-source application. We recently had our first contribution from the Raspberry Shake Community! Thank you @crockpotveggies! A Journal of Open Source Software publication is in the works.
A new software update for all Shakes including enhancements requested by the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory of the USGS. Want an enhancement? Contact us for an economic proposal. This is a great time as our programmers are under lock down and highly focused
We are also preparing new Premium subscription services that will unlock cool new functionality in ShakeNet for existing Shakers to take advantage of.
R&D is alive and well
Technical support has continued unaffected
A ton of behind the scenes stuff like server migrations and enhancements
We are as busy as ever!
I would like to thank you for your continued support an enthusiasm. Have fun Shaking!
Sincerely Yours, branden