I got wind of these chaps called Pewa Hewa Music Limited who have implemented the Ipay payment gateway from Intrepid Data systems which I covered here, for their online music store. So the first thing i did was dash to their website to check out their user experience, but all I found was a splash page, saying “exciting new albums being uploaded”.
I have some issues with the Pewa Hewa chaps.
- You tell the world what your are doing and it sounds interesting but then your not quite as ready. Chances are all the fans who get wind of your press release and story will dash there only to be disappointed. They may not return, to the the loss of both you and the artists that you represent.
- I think…and this is just me, that majority of the consumers of internet in Kenya, do so over the mobile phone. I am hoping that your user experience accounts for these guys as well. Remembering that we are not in the era of walkman’s but of mobile phones rigged for music and entertainment consumption.
- who arrived at the 30bob per song price cap? Is it based on research on what the end user is paying? the thing with content is that there is a perceived value to it and linear thinking as concens pricing may be costly in the long run
Yet again, this is just me. I will check these guys out next week…hopefully they will be up by then and i can check out their UX and perhaps buy a track or two.