Friday, August 24, 2007

Congrats from Beef Island!



Mr. Idle thanks all participants of CouchTycoon competitions on LogoSauce.com! Special thanks are going to David, as one of the first CouchTycoon supporter and to the winning participants "onesummer" (who won the actin fields competition) and "black_wolf" (who won the vole hole comp.)!! here are the winning submissions.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mr. Idle loves asksunday.com!


Yes, that´s it! The service Mr. Idle is seeking for years! At the daily killerstartups.com scan, he found this fabulous service. AskSunday.com would definitely become Mr. Idle´s PA, if they offered their service outside USA too. So he unfortunately has still to wait...

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

CouchTycoon Friends n Family - Help Mr. Idle!

Please help Mr. Idle to find the best decision. Which of the following drafts do you like most?

Please vote here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Draft 1


Draft 2


Draft 3


Draft 4

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Market open...

ok, not really open - sorry! But open for ourselves. Indeed we simulated the first transactions on our tradingplatform. And: it works!! Really!
Please be patient till we will open it for some more of you to take part in (probably) the most exciting way to play "Monopoly".

Mr. Idle thanks Domco for the intermediary results!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Trading platform completed!

As the CouchTycoon chief-developer Domco announced tonight, the trading platform in the background of the CouchTycoon system is now completed!! The CouchTeam - on behalf of Mr. Idle - is really happy about this big step for the whole team.

So we can start the internal tests tommorow.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

US Dollar - CouchChips fixing

As head of the CouchTycoon central bank, Mr. Idle set the exchangerate for CouchChips tonight. You get:

  • 12,- CouchChips for 1,- USD or
  • 0,0833 USD for 1,- CouchChips

That´s it! It´s a fixed exchangerate to the US Dollar and all valuta transactions will be done in US Dollar on CouchTycoon.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Private Chicken Test (beta) Users Application

Mr. Idle accepts applications for "private chicken test" - as he calls the private beta phase - testers now. Any interested chicken tester apply now! Just register here. But you don´t need to comment on the couchtycoon.net yet. Nothing regarding the interface is like it will be ;) Mr. Idle let´s you know when you can start testing.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Finally the LogoSauce competitions can start!


Let´s start the next competitions. The very next will be the one for "action fields" on the CouchTycoon game board.
Here once again the original text of the competition posted on LogoSauce.com:
(NOTICE: Mr. Idle will only accept submissions that will be submitted through LogoSauce.com! He won´t accept any direct submissions.)

Company:

Couchtycoon is a Friends n Family Ventures Network for trading, starting up and managing ventures. Doing real business as easy as playing Monopoly. The "friends and family" put ideas into action.

Please find details about CouchTycoon bellow or take a look @ Blog.CouchTycoon.net.

Design-Challenge:

The website follows the concept of a monopoly board. While doing business @ CouchTycoon users move on the virtual gameboard.

Please design action-field-symbols for the CouchTycoon gamboard.

The four action fields:

- Bank (user accesses his CouchAccount with functionality like money exchange)

- Jail (if a user goes to Jail he is excluded from trading for a couple of days)

- Start (the game token representing the user is placed on the start field when the user is entereing the homepage)

- Exchange (shares are traded here)

- Help (by clicking the help field the user accesses the help features)

Please check blog.CouchTycoon.net for a scribble of the gameboard.

Basic data:

The competition is open from 2nd of August until the 15th of August.

The winner takes USD 200.- in Couchchips (find details stated below in item 5)

Please ask any kind of question via mail (mr.idle@couchtycoon.net)

Please include the other CouchTycoon competitions in your design:

http://www.logosauce.com/competitions/8

Thank You!

Additional information:

The idea of CouchTycoon:
CouchTycoon is a pioneering internet project. Couchtycoon is Friends n Family Venture Network.

It enables entrepreneurs to raise money for innovative projects on the one hand and enables Investors to participate in the success and growth of promising on- and offline-projects from zero hour on. As a result all the participating web people represent a "Friends n Family Network"

Please Check blog.CouchTycoon.net for information about the project.

Website keywords:
community enabled, community managed, friends n family, venture network, playful, real game, investment, couch, profit, pocket money investment, tycoon, rags-to-riches, startup

Prize money in CouchChips:

The prize money is payed in CouchChips which is the Currency of CouchTycoon it is investable in every traded project at CouchTycoon. Of course the bought shares can be sold without a holding period and changed in USD again. The CouchChips are transferred to your CouchAccount immediately after the launch of CouchTycoon in September. Of course we hope that you stay seeded @ the couch!
The competition winner will aswell be featured @ CouchTycoon.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

DOPPLR - a helpful tool for frequent travellers like Mr. Idle


As the head of my family and of my venture tool CouchTycoon I´m a frequent traveller too. The site I just found called DOPPLR is perfect for me, my family and business partners. DOPPLR in their own words: "How does Dopplr work? It lets you share your future travel plans with a group of trusted fellow travellers whom you have chosen. It also reminds you of friends and colleagues who live in the cities you're planning to visit. You can use the service with your personal computer and mobile phone."

Mr. Idle

I want Sandy too!


I really like Sandy because she seems to become a really helpful assistant. So IwantSandy to become one of my personal assistants. I have to see how she will improve durinig her qualifying period but I´m confident!

Good Luck, Sandy!

yours Mr. Idle

Mr. Idle Found a Great New Tool - Betabug!

Screening Killerstartups.com, Mr. Idle found a very helpful tool for his CouchTycoon website. Well Mr. Idle doesn´t call its website versions "private beta" or "public beta", he calls them "private chicken test" and "public chicken test". However it is the same in meaning.
So Mr. Idle decided to use his new discovery betabug.com on his website. If you find any bug after Mr. Ilde launches his chicken test sites, please comment on the bugs you will certainly find!