Newest smartphone App technology to teach and learn about the world around us
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WHY I CREATED IBOPLANET...
I want to create this app for everyone! However, in order to be practical, it must be designed to be functional for:
1) Forest and Park Rangers - This app would allow them to quickly identify any pertinent endangered species, relevant facts pertaining to cultivation and protection to provide to park visitors to create awareness, sense of awe, as well as information for the protection of the park visitors. And more...
2) Horticulturalists - This app would allow them to identify new species, upload them, submit them, mark them via GPS, and provide critical data back to such organizations as the USDA, UNEP, KEW, Botanical Gardens, and universities for further classification studies and data updates pertaining to existing, or, newly identified species and sub-species. And more...
3) K-12, Undergraduate, Graduate students and PhD Candidates - This app would allow these Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Hazardous Waste Management and Public Health students, at all levels, to utilize the app for their coursework and far past their academic endeavors. And more...
4) Parents - This app would allow them to identify any relevant and pertinent facts, statistics, and information about the plant and tree life in their own backyard to make these facts known to their children. This would be useful for educating young children, creating environmental aware at a very young age, and identifying possible dangers posing as a potential threat to their children. And more...
5) Commercial & Residential Construction Site Surveyers - This app would allow them to obtiain critical data regarding site evaluations and demos to identify threats, or, possibilities of demolishing precious vegetation. And more...
6) Private and Organizational Gardeners - This app would allow them to identify, document, and classify species in their gardens, obtain information and best-practices for cultivation and even cross-breeding opportunities.
7) You...and Me - Ignorance is not bliss. Especially in an age where “going green,” environmental protection, and eco-friendly solutions to everyday living, concepts, strategies and its related technology are growing at an exponential rate. Even if by learning just a small part of our natural world during our busy lives or adventurous travels, (domestically and internationally) don’t you think it would be worth it? I do.
By taking a picture of a leaf, The iBoPlanet app would be able to determine whether the particular species of plant or tree is:
2) Has medicinal uses?
3) Is it endangered?
4) What its nutritional value is
5) How is it cultivated?
6) Where is it indigenous to?
7) Any other related information about the species it belongs to that would provide information to you on the spot.
You will then be able to, if you so prefer, mark its location via GPS on an interactive map. This will allow other users of iBoPlanet to interact with you, upload and share videos, pictures and stories of their experiences and findings.
iBoPlanet will also have the capability to tell you about any plant or tree EVEN WITHOUT CELL PHONE SERVICE by providing you with a small, locally-stored database of information for it to access. This will give you only the most necessary information of whether or not the plant or tree has nutritional value, is it poisonous, or does it have healing properties.
What will the funding be used for?
1) Acquiring and programming the map-able data from all the above-listed organizations and creating the app itself ($17,500)
2) Creating the optical reading technology, programming of the interactive component of the storyboard functionality ($8,500)
3) Programming the GPS functionality ($3,000)
4) Creating a local database to be stored on smartphone locally ($5,000)
5) Creation and web development of an interactive web-site that is tied directly to the app for users to be able to access a multitude of news, information, stories and pictures, videos, organizational and partnership information. ($1,000)
PLEDGE $25 or more...
1) IMMEDIATE download link to a special INSTANT reward. This is an extensive article I have put together covering topics such as:
• “Green” Apparel– Why is this important?
• Residential “Green” Living – Tips, tricks, strategies, and ideas for reducing energy spending at home and what this can mean for your family and for yourself.
• Recycling – Why should we do this and what does the impact of recycling mean to you, your community and your city.
• “Green” Projects and Innovations From around the World – A quick look around the world at some of the most innovative, inspiring and aggressive initiatives
• Environmental Volunteering – We’ll take a look at some great opportunities in your area and explore ways to get connected and these organizations’ goals.
• Celebrities and the Environment – Why should we even care what celebrities are doing for the environment?
• Eating “Green” – How this supports our local economies, farmer’s markets and what this can mean for your overall well-being.
• The Effect of Climate Change on Plant, Tree and Animal Life – What impact does the changing climate have on our wildlife, natural vegetation and what the outlook is suspected of being in the future.
2) An iphone/Blackberry/Droid USB Car charger adaptor
3) Your name in the “Thanks To” section of the app AND website
4) free copy of the app
PLEDGE $35 or more...
1) ALL THE ABOVE and..
2) An iBoPlanet wristband (like the Lance Armstrong “live strong” wristbands) to show your support of the project proudly.
PLEDGE $45 or more...
1) ALL THE ABOVE and...
2) White iBoPlanet T-shirt to proudly show YOU are a part of what made this project a success
PLEDGE $75 or more...
1) ALL THE ABOVE and...
2) A "Green" Green iBoPlanet T-Shirt you can wear to show you supported the only app in development able to do what it says it can do.
PLEDGE $250 or more...
1) ALL THE ABOVE and...
2) An iBoPlanet iPhone (or Android or Blackberry) Spec-Fitted Case. Take iBoPlanet wherever you go...you'll soon have the app downloaded on your phone to truly show your support.
PLEDGE $1,000 or more...
1) ALL THE ABOVE and...
2) Be name as a “PRODUCER” in the “Executive Team” tab on the app AND website.
3) You will receive iBoPlanet’s commemorative “Producer” Polo to proudly display that your generous pledge contributed to the success of the App’s success in the marketplace.
3) You will also receive the Six-Disc Special Limited and Commemorative Edition (DVD or BlueRay) collection of “Planet Earth: As you’ve never seen it before." Become more passionate about our planet through the lens of the "Planet Earth" team.
PLEDGE $2,500 or more...
1) ALL THE ABOVE and...
4) You will receive iBoPlanet's commemorative "PRODUCER" Sterling Silver signet ring
5) You will receive a commemorative "PRODUCER" plaque to display proudly in your home or office.
PLEDGE $5,000 or more...
1) ALL the above and...
2) "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" 14k yellow or white gold signet Executive Producer Signet Ring
PLANNED DELIVERY SCHEDULE...
As soon as it’s clear that we will hit our funding goal we’ll contact each one of you for delivery instructions for your rewards and continue to update you via email as to the status of the app’s development at each stage.
CALL TO ACTION...
Please make your pledge in the amount of $25 or more. I can NOT do this without your help. I am positive that all of you can see the true value this App will bring to the marketplace and to users, regardless of vocation or hobby will receive true value from.
THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $35,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 11, 2012.
Jan 11, 2012 - Mar 11, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks for supporting our efforts!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $10 or more
1) Free copy of the App 2) and your name in the "Thanks To" tab of the App AND WebsiteEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
1) Immediate download of my extensive environmental article. There is NO waiting for the project to be funded. You can download this IMMEDIATELY 2) An iphone/Blackberry/Droid USB charger adaptor 3) Your name in the “Thanks To” section of the app AND website 4) Free copy of the appEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $35 or more
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) an iBoPlanet wristband (like the Lance Armstrong “live strong” wristbands)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $45 or more
1 backer Limited (999 of 1000 left)
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) White iBoPlanet T-ShirtEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $75 or more
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) iBoPlanet Green T-ShirtEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $250 or more
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) A free custom made iBoPlanet iPhone/Android/Blackberry Fitted Hard Shell CaseEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) be named as a “PRODUCER” in the “Executive Team” tab on the app and website. 3) Six-Disc Special Edition (DVD or BlueRay) collection of “Planet Earth: As you’ve never seen it before” 4) Free iBoPlanet "PRODUCER" polo shirtEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) Be named as "PRODUCER” in the “Executive Team” tab on the app and website. 3) iBoPlanet's PRODUCER Sterling Silver Producer Signet RingEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (7 of 7 left)
1) ALL THE ABOVE and... 2) Be named as an “EXECUTIVE PRODUCER” in the “Executive Team” tab on the app and website. 3) A commemorative plaque to display proudly in your home or office that you were an Executive Producer for the app's development. 4) iBoPlanet's EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 14K Yellow or White Gold Signet RingEstimated delivery: Apr 2012