Created together with the Community: OnePlus TV Product Ninjas

  1. Pete
    Founder of OnePlus Staff Member Jul 2, 2020

    Pete , Jul 2, 2020 :

    Hello everyone,

    It’s been a little over six remarkable years of creating together with the community. With our flagship smartphone series, we’ve witnessed new and innovative ways of staying true to the community with your direct feedback, close involvement with the OnePlus staff, various forums for open discussions and several programs to ensure that your inputs make their way into the final OnePlus product.

    Each day, we’re reminded of the strong support from our community that nurtures and grows our trust. Even as we move forward and diversify our product ecosystem, this reminder motivates us to find new ways to give back, create and collaborate together with you.

    We’ve seen great examples of collaborative efforts that contribute to our flagship smartphone product series. When we first announced the OnePlus TV, we wanted to recreate a collaborative environment for a different, extended community within OnePlus. So earlier this year, in February 2020, we laid down the initiative for a new kind of community program. This program would invite community members who were enthusiastic about the OnePlus TV, to come together, collaborate and build some key features along with the OnePlus TV Product team. We named them the OnePlus TV Product Ninjas.

    What started out as a callout to collaborate with the OnePlus TV Product team, ended up with over 300+ extensive applications and 3 days of reviewing entries down to the very last detail. This resulted in our first batch of OnePlus TV Product Ninjas.

    Initially, we planned to conduct a set of offline workshops to brainstorm along with the OnePlus TV Product Ninjas. But due to the unfortunate manner in which the pandemic changed the situation for our community globally, we shifted our activities to online mediums, keeping the health and safety of all contributors in mind. This was a new start for the OnePlus staff as well as the community. In fact, our first official online workshop with the staff and community took place with the OnePlus TV Product Ninjas.

    In our first online workshop, we asked the Product Ninjas to think like external product managers who not only think from a user's perspective but also carefully make judgements of the final set of features that we wish to provide on the OnePlus TV. A good product manager is not one who comes up with features for the sake of it but is strict and critical - one who prioritises actual need. Even in a tight and limited setting provided by online webinars, our TV Product Ninjas supported us by being productive and active in their contributions. One thing that came as a surprise to staff members involved in the project was the skill and manner in which Product Ninjas were able to draw and present their prototypes in these workshops.

    In the past 4 months of working with the OnePlus TV Product Ninjas, we hosted 3 formal webinars, 10+ group discussions on the official TV Product Ninja Slack group to contribute majorly in the following areas of OnePlus TV: Kids Mode (Parental Control), Data Saver Plus, Oxygen Play and OnePlus Connect.

    We’re proud to say that the work and contributions of the OnePlus TV Product Ninjas will be visible on OTA 5 for the OnePlus TV. We would like to thank the team for their contribution:
    • Top Performer: Venky for his contributions to Kids Mode and Data Saver Plus
    • 2nd Place: Aarav Sahni for his contribution to Oxygen Play
    • 3rd Place: Siddhesh Naidu for his contribution to OnePlus Connect
    • 4th Place to 10th Place: Surya Tej, Micheal Liao, Utsav, Raj Shah, Mohan, Suhaas and Mayuri Tupkar
    A special mention to our team of Closed Beta Testers for the OnePlus TV who have been working hard behind the scenes to give real time feedback to our product team.

    Thank you for helping us create a better OnePlus TV experience. Your efforts and contributions motivate us to find more opportunities to collaborate with the community.

  2. Batman360
    Accessory Tester, OnePlus TV Product Ninja 2021 Jul 2, 2020

    Batman360 , Jul 2, 2020 :
    Woww amazing!!! 😍
    Huge congratulations @Venky61 bruh!!! 🔥🔥😍😎
    And all the other Ninjas, kudos for your amazing contribution 🔥💥
    P.S. @camohan sir, looking dope😎
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020

  3. BeingIncog
    Nougat Jul 2, 2020

  4. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Jul 2, 2020

  5. LightningXIII
    Community Veteran Jul 2, 2020

  6. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Jul 2, 2020

  7. SJBoss
    Lollipop Jul 2, 2020


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  9. camohan
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Jul 2, 2020

    camohan , Jul 2, 2020 :
    Congrats @Venky61 the star of OnePlus Tv.

    PS the Mohan mentioned in the 4th to 10th place is not me. There is a other Mohan (right below the logo) who is a Ninja tester.

    I was a guest along with other Indian moderators during the first workshop.

    Real contributors are the Ninja testers.


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  11. anunayC
    The Lab² Reviewer - Insta360 GO 2 Jul 2, 2020

    SRD., Venky61, Starcommander and 2 others like this.
  12. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Jul 2, 2020

    YRJ , Jul 2, 2020 :
    I see a lot of familiar faces in the header. A well deserved recognition for people who are striving to bring a better OnePlus TV experience to the masses.

    Congratulations to all the winners! Keep up the good work. Shout out to, @Venky61 and @razzor228 👊

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  13. rajshah2412
    Honeycomb Jul 2, 2020

    rajshah2412 , Jul 2, 2020 :
    Thanks @Pete [e]1f60a[/e][e]2764[/e]️[e]1f60d[/e] and @Carl for the lovely words and thanks to everyone for supporting us. A Special thanks to @Sophie Z. @Sarah P. @Todd W. @Jaden C. @Doria D. @Stephen L. @Steven X. @Catherine W. and all the TV team members and my fellow Product Ninja turtles [e]1f601[/e] @Venky61 @Aarav Sahni @razzor228 Mohan, @utsav234, @michaelliao07, @Suhaas97, @akkirajusuryatej and Mayuri.

    It was an honour working here.
    Looking forward to meeting everyone soon and many more things from OnePlus
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  14. Todd W.
    TV Product Marketing Staff Member Jul 2, 2020

  15. B_Wrath
    Junior Moderator Junior Moderator Jul 2, 2020

  16. Z1587257790864
    Cupcake Jul 2, 2020

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  17. SeanPlus
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 2, 2020

    SeanPlus , Jul 2, 2020 :
    Round of applause for everyone involved in refining the OnePlus TV experience. 👏👏👏👏👏
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  18. michaelliao07
    Honeycomb Jul 2, 2020

    michaelliao07 , via OnePlus 7T Pro , Jul 2, 2020 :
    First of all thank you @Pete and @Carl for giving us the chance to be a part of this wonderful journey and the lovely and kind words (makes us feel so special 😎). Especially for choosing us and trusting us in this special program. I would also like to specially thank @Sophie Z. @Sarah P. @Todd W. @Jaden C. @Catherine W. and all the members and OneOlus TV Product Ninja @Venky61 @Aarav Sahni Mohan, Utsav, @Suhaas97, @rajshah2412 Surya and Mayuri. Sorry if I missed out anyone 😅 too many names to remember 🤭 Looking forward to meet u guys soon 🤗 #NeverSettle

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  19. Plenkske
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator Jul 2, 2020


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