Welcome to our latest blog… and it’s one with the news that we’ve all been waiting for!
Over the past few months the honcho team has been working flat out on getting everything ready for our launch, and today we’re very excited to tell you that we will be officially launching honcho on Wednesday 1st May 2019.
This is a huge moment for everyone that has been involved in honcho as over 3 years of planning, fundraising, negotiation and development come to fruition.
In this blog we’ve got details of what to expect as we prepare to push the launch button.
Over the past couple of months, a small number of early adopters have been helping us with our alpha testing of the honcho apps – iOS, Android and web. During the testing we ran 10,145 test auctions, identified and fixed over 400 bugs and made a number of changes to our user journey based directly on tester feedback.
Alpha testing has now ended, and we are putting the finishing touches to our apps ready for our final pre-launch phase: beta testing.
Beta testing of honcho starts on April 1st, and we can’t wait to share everything that we’ve been building with our beta tester community as part of our VIP Early Access Programme. If you’re not already on our VIP Early Access Programme, please get in touch!
Our beta apps will give selected customers the chance to experience honcho for the very first time, and the aim for the beta testing phase is to give our apps a final run-through with a small number of customers before we finally go for full launch. The product that will be tested is essentially finished, and the insurers connected to honcho are there for real, with real prices, and fully open for business – if you’re in the market for car insurance, please go ahead and buy it during the beta phase!
Please note that at the start of April there will be a small number of marketplace participants (i.e. insurers and brokers) on honcho, and throughout the month we’ll be adding more ready for launch. It’s also important to note that there may be the odd bug here and there during the beta test, and if you find anything – such as a button not behaving as you expected, or a spelling error – we’ll ask you to let us know.
honcho on social media
In preparation for launch it would be a big help to us if you could connect to our various social media channels. You won’t see much content on these until closer to launch, but please connect now, and also please encourage your friends and family to connect to us too.
Once we launch in May you’ll be seeing a lot from us across social and we don’t want you to miss any of it!
That’s all for now!
The insurance revolution is almost here, and we can’t wait for you to experience honcho for the first time.