Dozuki is a Japanese word which means a Saw used for very precise cuts.
iFixIt, which is basically known for providing Apple upgrade guides and supplies, is branching out into cloud services for hardware, appliance, and chemical manufacturers. The new project of iFixIt called “Dozuki”, is currently in beta and it aims to streamline the process of technical documentation by creating a Wiki-like environment for documentation.
The company has been testing their software with Make Magazine for the past year and they point to Autodesk’s acquisition of Instructables as an example of how ripe this environment is for disruption.
Dozuki has been used to create simple instructions for iFixIt customers and the plan is expand to companies like Ryobi and Home Depot. For example, a client can create a manual like this one for a RROD fix for the Xbox using a cloud-based server that supports multiple editors at once. An entire team can talk about each part of a device separately – think a folder of “how-tos” for major hardware items for woodworking and metalwork, for example – and offer helpful tips to customers in store or after purchase.
The site is in beta now and will launch this Fall. You can sign up for a beta account and the service will cost about $100 for small corporate clients and $499 for larger organizations.