For now, almost nobody, amongst casual phone users, knows about /e/.
So how to make it more known ? How to expand /e/ faster amongst the common users ?
Among my colleagues for example, a lot of them are aware that Google is absorbing their data and yet none of them knows about /e/ and about the fact there’s a working alternative to this Google empire.
To me the business model of selling integrated phones with /e/ is obviously the best and it will give the financial support to expand.
So now I have two suggestions to make :
- Proposing /e/ as a business phones in companies where data IS sensitive.
- Proposing /e/ phones in public selling shops like ‘Fnac’, ‘Darty’ and such
I guess there’s two obstacles respectively for each solutions :
- /e/ is a pretty new operating systems. Big companies would not trust it as a lasting and safe solution only if there’s something like an independent audit or entity that looks at the code and say’s it’s OK.
- /e/ needs more visibility. Public and casual users will not pay 300 euros for something they don’t know about or heard about. Unless, again, we are backed-up by the trust of a big company. Remember about the ‘‘Wiko’’ phones.
Just some thoughts.