We launched Mastermind on December 16th and believe that Mastermind will appeal to many of the over 6 million Alexa users. We decided to launch Mastermind as a closed beta so we can slowly add people to the system to make sure we handle scaling correctly. That is the reason behind the waitlist. We believe there is nothing more frustrating than an app that says it does great things and then crashes under heavy loads.
You do not have to pay to be a part of our beta. There is currently a 2 week wait period to get accepted into the beta and we are working hard to reduce that time even further. We first add people who have both the Mastermind Alexa Skill and Mastermind Android App linked in the order they enabled the skill.
For those who wish to bypass the waitlist altogether, we have a paid option for US $15 that will give you instant access to all the functionality of Mastermind during the closed beta. See the Mastermind Android companion app for details. The users who pay for instant access will get the first year for free when Mastermind comes out of closed beta and moves to a paid subscription service model.
If you are interested in seeing why we think Mastermind is going to be a popular skill, take a look at all the commands we support:
Video of Mastermind in action:
NOTE: Mastermind is currently available for Android phones and tablets. iPhone support is planned for mid to late 2017.
The Mastermind team