(Sorry, only in Dutch…)
(Sorry, only in Dutch…)
True simplicity has to be more than skin deep, more than a façade.
Does our mission statement fit the every component of the phone?
Our mission statement is just a simple and functional phone which does what it promises: calling wherever you are. Every component/ aspect of the phone is simple.
Design should not only look great but it should also fit its purpose. That is why we designed John’s Phone very user friendly what means very practical and easy.
Although you can not text with John’s you can see the incoming/outgoing numbers.
John’s Phone has a special designed screen on top of the phone.
For this screen we designed over 200 graphics. Graphics carefully designed for a particular screen size. In the screen you meet Fony. Fony is John’s character, who shows up in your screen to say welcome, hello, bye and much more.
Fony represents all kind of different aspects of John’s; Fony makes John’s a friendly phone.
For instance while the phone is charging you see Fony getting electrocuted. Or while the phone is stand-by you see Fony sleeping in his bed.
Not in every screen you see Fony, we designed many screens without Fony
Like the screen for to pre-program your John’s phone with phone numbers.
Your favorite numbers can be pre-programmed and saved under each numeric button. A little animation with stars shows you that you saved a number under the chosen key-button.
My favorite feature is John’s Energy.
The battery is a unique feature on John’s phone. We wanted the battery life as long as possible to fits is promise of most simple phone.
In order to have a great energy capacity it was necessary to make the display as small as possible. But on the other hand the display should be clear and useful. All the graphics should be readable.
As battery icon we chose to use John’s logo. The logo gets smaller and bigger depending how much energy is left in the phone.
Designing the display screen was a great deal of work as it only uses 128 x 32 pixels. We wanted the display to be white with black graphics so it has a clean and graphic feel.
Some graphics are hidden and can only be found by a few lucky people.
John’s phone is designed in special colors. The color of a phone can really make or break a great design.
About colors; a color can influence our mood and our thoughts. Colors affect people in many ways, depending upon one’s age, gender, ethnic background or local climate. So it’s important to choose wisely.
We always wondered why all phones look so serious; all those black/ grey small boxes we carry around every day just look so dull. Why?
Why not a bright pink phone? Or a superloud raspberry-and-yellow checked phone?
Unique colors, like brown, pink and green, can get your phone noticed.
A phone‘s color reflects the taste and mood of the buyer.
Pre-Order at our little webshop.
Note: Whatever color you choose make sure it’s in the color you enjoy.
We got many Chinese friends. In 2006 and 2007 Hein traveled the most to China to do production checking, raw materials confirmation, etc. The best way to work in China is to be there. By visiting you definitely learn who not to do business with. So we traveled a lot to China and visited many factories in China. We got a huge mix, good and bad manufactories. The best factories are the one with Government contacts, they are highly influential and using the Chinese Government system to assist you as a buyer will “guarantee” better products, delivery and financial transactions.
John’s has also a small online shop now. Go see John’s Little online Shop. All John’s are ready for pre-order and will be shipped from october.
The online store is only in Dutch. We apologize for the inconvenience. John’s sales team is working hard to get the english version online.
John Doe believes in simplicity and basics. That’s the reason we started to create this phone. In a time of waste and luxury it would be good to re-invent and re-design the cell phone.
We wondered why there was no simple but beautiful looking phone for sale. There are some simple phones special made for elderly. These phones only have huge buttons that is it. We saw an opportunity to design our own simple phone with a great design. Attractive design also for other target groups. Eldery are not the only persons who don’t want the all singing, all dancing ‘smart phones’. There is a number of people who want simplicity. Just a phone for calling.
Simplicity it the key, from this point we started designing the phone. We wanted to make the most simple phone ever, easy to use in every way. This means not only easy buttons and a clear screen but also a very strong battery. A battery for one month, this makes it very comfortable to have this phone with you while travelling or just have it with you for unexepcted moments for calling. An other feature to make the phone simple: the phone should work worldwide. Where ever you are or go this phone makes is all easier for you.
Besides all these important aspects of the phone technically, the phone should look totally different from any other phone. We wanted to make a goodlooking phone. Most designs of phones are very boring. Why?
Why not make a design that fits your mood and makes you happy.
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