We want to bring our hugely successful iPhone app to Android to help runners find and create running routes wherever they go.
We're two guys who came together and created the first online run mapping website back in 2002. The website is free to use and we have an amazing iPhone app.
WalkJogRun's critically acclaimed app has been downloaded over 40,000 times since it launched and we've got Android users hammering on our door to port the app to the Android App Marketplace. This video demonstrates the features of the current release of our iPhone app but mid-April we're launching a huge update to add the most accurate GPS tracking of any existing app out there, training diaries and the ability to create routes and we figured Android users deserved a piece of the action!
We work on WalkJogRun in our spare time, and both have full-time jobs outside of the company. Help us bring this app to Android phones!
We've received thousands of emails from fans requesting an Android version of the app. We would love to make this happen and be able to fund not only the initial release, but ongoing development. We've found some great developers, and realize that in order to develop this app, we need some funding. This funding will support the Android app to make sure it is in constant development, and that we can add new features you request. We simply do not have enough capital to develop an Android app.
What We're Raising
The money we raise through Kickstarter will go primarily towards funding the development and initial release of the WalkJogRun Android app.
The funding will also go towards hiring Android developers for ongoing maintenance.
Why are we raising so much?
We have spent 200 hours of development time on every update to the iPhone app. It takes 30 hours of development time, per screen in an app, at an average of $100 per hour. We have about 10 screens on our iPhone app, coming to about 30,000 in needed funding. We will also donate $1 to every $1 that is donated, whether in the form of money or development time ourselves. There are costs involved in the incentives, which will go towards this as well.
What happens if we exceed our Kickstarter goal?
If we do, that will be amazing! We'll be able to fund future development, and increase the number of developers working on the project. This means an earlier release date. If we raise more money, we'll be able to fund more testing and add more features outside of the initial plan. Additional funding will help us to support more Android devices as well.
Thank you so much to all our pledgers! If you'd like to see this app come to life on the Android platform, be sure to spread the word!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 2, 2012.
Apr 3, 2012 - Jun 2, 2012 (60 days)
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Thank you so much! Every little bit helps!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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PRE-ORDER- You'll get a copy of the Android app once it's ready. You'll also have the option to participate in our beta tests, giving you access before anyone else! This $3 price is less than the retail price of $4.99 that it will sell for in August.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get a premium membership on WalkJogRun.net, and help fund our kick-starter.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Get a WalkJogRun button and a thank you letter from the team, as well as a copy of the Android app once it's ready!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get your name or your business name listed in the credits of the app and a free copy of the app once it's ready.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get a WalkJogRun race hat, a copy of the Android app, and thank you letter from the team.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Get a white WalkJogRun.net Baseball Jersey with your choice of black, red, or blue sleeves, and a thank you letter from the team.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Get an official black WalkJogRun hoodie, and a thank you letter from the team.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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We'll sponsor your next race entry (up to $150)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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SPONSORSHIP- You will be the sponsor of the TalkJogRun podcast of the week. Sponsorship includes a short ad read at the beginning of the episode, and your name mentioned in the blog post promoting the podcast, with a link to your website. This is a great way to get exposure to your business or service.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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ROADBLOCK PACKAGE- For one day, anyone visiting WalkJogRun.net will ONLY see ads for your company the entire day. WalkJogRun gets over 16,000 visitors a day.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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BUDDY PACKAGE- Come have dinner with us and your plus one, in Chicago when you're in town. Get your name listed in the Android App Marketplace description as a Kickstarter backer, and receive a thank you letter from the team.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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PARTY-MINDED- We'll fly you to the WalkJogRun Android app launch party in Chicago and pay for a two night hotel stay. This package only covers US-domestic flights. If you live outside the US, you'd be responsible for purchasing your flight to America, and we'll pick up the rest.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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SUPER-PLEDGER- In addition to helping fund our Android app, you or your company will be featured as the TalkJogRun sponsor for the whole month, with your name included in every podcast that month (4) as well as every blog post (at least 8). Your name will be listed in our monthly newsletter as the sponsor of the month. You'll receive a thank you letter from the team, be included in the Android App Marketplace description as a Kickstarter backer. We'll send you a WalkJogRun race hat, black WalkJogRun hoodie, long sleeve tech tee, Sweaty Band, and copy of the Android app. You'll also get the PARTY-MINDED package. This package only covers US-domestic flights. If you live outside the US, you'd be responsible for purchasing your flight to America, and we'll pick up the rest.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012