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Adrian IskandarBy Adrian Iskandar
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Adrian IskandarBy Adrian Iskandar
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$2,204
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11
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 18 2013 11:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Pigeonews - Your personal finding engine.
Pigeonews - Your personal finding engine.

Why Pigeonews is awesome?

Pigeonews is the most innovative and easy way to read news on internet. We're changing the way people discover and find content with personal monitors of the web. You will have the power to watch 24/7 the internet! Can you imagine the power to have eyes and ears all over the internet to know everything about anything you care about, almost instantly and with minimal/none effort of your part? Thats awesome!

Hello World!

Pigeonews is a technological platform that contains a content aggregator, a news aggregator, a RSS feed discovery and aggregator, a search engine, and a lot of intelligent filters to create THE ULTIMATE TOOL to read news and discover content on internet. Additionally, giving you the possibility to configure most of the elements in Pigeonews is like you have a personal newspaper at your service. And of course, you still have all the tools to discover and subscribe to feeds that all the others platforms give you.

Before, you had to search all over the Internet the news you care about, and you could miss the best sources. Now the news come to you, now you don't need to search, we find. Thats why Pigeonews is your personal finding engine.

How it works?

Within Pigeonews you can create or add 4 types(for now) of personal sections:

  • Feed section
  • General section
  • Personal section
  • Advanced feed section

NOTE: This is not the final design of the menu, is only to explain functionality and show the prototype.
NOTE: This is not the final design of the menu, is only to explain functionality and show the prototype.

The best part is that you only have to do this once to start receiving the latest news and updates about whatever you care about. 

After you set up a personal section you only need one click on that section and your news will refresh, you will see something like this:

NOTE: this could not be the final design, is just to show the prototype.
NOTE: this could not be the final design, is just to show the prototype.

We will also have different styles of news, they will have different sizes and different content, some could be only the title for fast reading, some others the title and a short description, some could have pictures, others video, etc. We can guarantee you that the user interface is not going to be boring and that is going to be easy to read, and that also is going to be configurable by you in the future. Inside the news section you will only need to scroll down to get more news (older news) and scroll up to refresh the section in case we have something new.

And if you like a specific news, then you only need to maximize it (click the blue box in the bottom corner) to see more information, and of course, you can go to the actual source to see the full article.

Are you a blogger, publisher, news agency or information company?

We talked about how users can consume the news but , what is in Pigeonews for those who create them? We will have services suited for the individual blogger to the big information companies. We will drive traffic to your websites, give you tools to make research work easier, networks to communicate with your peers, spaces to show your work to the world and much more but, because we have to limit the project we will not talk about those features here. We will release the project timeline for those features after the first two months of the public release, so do not believe for a second that we have forgotten you.

Golden feather features

 The golden feather features are paid features, for example, the personal monitors or sections, consume a lot of resources from Pigeonews and thats why we only limit 3 for free; If you want to have much more than that  (around 31) you will have to pay a minimum monthly fee. Here is a list of some of the golden features(we have more):

* the date and release of this features will depend of the stretch goals
* the date and release of this features will depend of the stretch goals

You already know what is a personal monitor and an advanced filter so we are only going to summarize what are the other features about.

The advanced news search is an internal search engine that allows you to find news with particular characteristics, for example, what if you want all the news in the month of june 2013, related to startups in seattle, and that contains images or video.

The color template manager lets you choose the colors that will be used to display the news, we are going to start with two, the light and dark version. 

The news layout configuration lets you chose how do you want to configure your news. For example what if you only want to see news with images, what if you only want to display the titles of all news, what if you want only text and no images, etc. 

And don't worry backers, until we launch the public version and we actually start charging for the features, you can use all the golden feather features of Pigeonews for free! We'll let you know when the time you received for your pledge start counting.

Is important to mention that not all the features will be ready at the public launch, but only the more important ones. Why? because this is a tool that the people wants and needs NOW, so we are working very very hard to release as soon as possible. Of course they all will be ready in less than one year. The more we fund the quicker we can deliver.

T-Shirt

This is the awesome limited edition t-shirt that only some of our backers will receive!

T-shirt front
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T-shirt back.
T-shirt back.

Project timeline

We will be constantly updating this section with our progress. For now we can let you know that the initial prototype is 65% completed and we are working hard to finish the second week of August at the latest. Sure, only our backers will have access to this prototype, you will be our beta testers. The rest of the users will have to wait until last week of September to be able to use Pigeonews.

Stretch goals

We will be updating this section constantly according to the results.

Risks and challenges

HARDWARE DEPENDENCY
As we already mention we need powerful servers capable to run our technology and support a lot of concurrent users. This servers are very expensive and it can take a while to configure, thats why we need to reach our minimum goal as soon as possible so the release dates don't get compromised because of this.

PROTOTYPE MISINTERPRETATION
As every prototype, is going to contain some bugs, we don't want you to believe that the tool is not worth it because of this. We will try to release a version as clean as possible, so we can listen to your feedback and improve the tool more and more. Pigeonews will be increasingly smarter and faster the more content acquired, so as a good wine, is only matter of time.

RSS TECHNOLOGY LIMITATIONS
Because RSS/Atom feeds does not allow historic information to be retrieved, we will not have news older that the first time we run Pigeonews on the web. This means that we will have only news from July 2013 onwards. We don't want you to believe that Pigeonews is not finding your news, is just that we didn't have this amazing tool in the past, too bad.

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    CURIOUS PIGEON - You will have an early look to the prototype before the public launch, also your name will live forever in our website section of backers. You will have our eternal gratitude.

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    CARRIER PIGEON - You are delivering our message! That's why you will have our eternal gratitude, an early look to the prototype before the public launch, your name will live forever in our website section of backers and... access to the golden feather features for 3 MONTHS!

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    SILVER PIGEON: feeling shiny? you will have our eternal gratitude, an early look to the prototype before the public launch, your name will live forever engraved with silver letters in our website section of backers and you will also receive a FULL YEAR access to the golden feather features of Pigeonews.

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    ELEGANT PIGEON - So do you really like the t-shirt uh? You will have an awesome limited edition T-SHIRT of Pigeonews, an early look to the prototype before the public launch, your name will live forever engraved with silver letters in our website section of backers and you will also receive a FULL YEAR access to the golden feather features of Pigeonews.

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    GOLDEN PIGEON: Too valuable to fly alone, so you mister important will fly with us. You will have an early look to the prototype and a separate section of golden backers where your name can shine. You will receive an awesome limited edition T-SHIRT of Pigeonews, you will MEET THE DEVELOPER TEAM in a google hangout to answer all the questions you have and ASK FOR FEATURES YOU WANT and... you will also receive TWO YEARS of the golden feather features of Pigeonews.

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    "Cher Ami" THE WAR PIGEON - You and your unbreakable will to support the cause will transform you into our more valuable type of user. You will have your own section of "Dear Friends" in our backers section with your photo if you desire. You will receive an awesome limited edition T-SHIRT of Pigeonews, you will MEET THE DEVELOPER TEAM in a google hangout to answer all the questions you have and ASK FOR FEATURES YOU WANT. You will receive a PERSONAL thank you letter signed from the CEO of Pigeonews. And you will receive full access to the golden feather features of Pigeonews for THREE YEARS!!! and not only that, during this period of time you will be the first to use all the NEW FEATURES of Pigeonews BEFORE PUBLIC LAUNCH!

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    LEGENDARY PIGEON: We can only say, THANK YOU! you are LEGEN... wait for it... DARY!!! and because of that the CEO of Pigeonews will fly to your city to thank you in person and have dinner with you. This dinner is mainly to discuss and find out what do you need from Pigeonews. For example, if you are a news agency, an information company or just a very cool guy/girl, we can discuss which are your more annoying tasks and biggest problems you have to face every day, and how we can develop features to solve them. I will explain to you our future plans, so you can vote and influence the development priority of the features that fits your needs best. And why not? if our current plans doesn't fit your needs, we could schedule a new feature that can deliver the results you are expecting. Additionally, as a single user(not company), you will have your own section of "Legends" in our backers section with your photo if you desire. You will receive an awesome limited edition T-SHIRT of Pigeonews, you will MEET THE DEVELOPER TEAM in a google hangout to answer all the questions you have. You will receive a personal thank you letter signed from the CEO of Pigeonews. You will receive a free ticket for our future events and full access to the golden feather features of Pigeonews for the next FIVE YEARS!!! and not only that, during this period of time you will be the first to use all the NEW FEATURES of Pigeonews before their public launch!

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