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peter grouevBy peter grouev
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peter grouevBy peter grouev
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$2,131
pledged of $19,500pledged of $19,500 goal
11
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 22 2016 6:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is SHAICLE?

Shaicle is an online social community platform that allows you to look up your friends in the vicinity, real-time from your mobile app, and ask them to hitch a ride together. It's the first F2F (friend-2-friend) share-a-vehicle social platform in the world. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s environmentally friendly.

The idea

Have you noticed all those single passenger cars that jam the traffic? So many empty cars, so many lonely drivers going their way and it’s the same each and every single day.

Have you ever been in a situation when you need to cross the city and started thinking “Hey, there have to be some of my friends just driving by in the same direction right now”?

Well, we did. We noticed the traffic jams, the rush hours, the empty cars and the lonely drivers. And asked ourselves - what if there really was an option to change the way we travel along the city?

And then, Shaicle was born!

We believe in free will, we believe people could do good together and we need your support to fund the development of the platform, set up the required infrastructure, spread the word and start using it!

How does SHAICLE work?

You download Shaicle App and connect your contacts and friends – your Shaicle community. Then, if you are going downtown or just need a ride, just input the location where you need to go and Shaicle sends notifications to your friends in the vicinity requesting the ride. It’s that easy!

"Hey, anyone going to the pub? I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere and late! First drink is on me, promise!"

Shaicle request for ride
Shaicle request for ride

The more friends in your Shaicle community, the more likely it is you find someone close to you. For some of your friends it might be literally impossible to give you a ride and they will tell you so:

"On a date with my guitar, don’t wait for me"

For some of your friends it might be literally impossible to give you a ride and they will tell you so
For some of your friends it might be literally impossible to give you a ride and they will tell you so

Some of them could be doing their own stuff or just be too busy to even answer. And some won’t be able to give you a ride no matter how willing they are:

"In an hour, dear? I’m driving Jessie to her piano lesson and maybe after walking my dog?"

However, you have lots of friends that you can ask in your contact list or social network and surely someone would be ready to pick you up:

The more friends in your Shaicle community, the more likely it is you find someone close to you.
The more friends in your Shaicle community, the more likely it is you find someone close to you.

In fact, there are people who will be happy to do so right away. If a friend accepts your request, then the Shaicle app locks both of you on a map, displaying the position of each of you, until you find each other.

"You got me on ‘drink’. At your service in a minute, lady! Jump in!"

Just imagine what would it be if you don’t have to ever wait for the stuffed bus, wave for a cab or walk alone. Instead you share your rides with friends and re-invent your relationship while saving some time, fuel, nerves and eventually the Planet!

This is Shaicle – free social app for sharing vehicles and rides!

Why is SHAICLE such a great idea?

It's Free!

You don’t have to pay $20 to get a taxi.

You don’t have to buy a subway ticket or wait for the train.

You don’t pay for the ride.

It's Social!

You get a chance to hang out and chat with a friend. It beats listening to crazy taxi-drivers’ stories…

It's environmentally friendly!

Each time you fire up the car to go downtown, you end up emitting 1,5 kg of CO2 for every 10 km you drive. Sharing a car with a friend cuts the emission in half.

Fast Lane it and Save time in Traffic!

If you are the driver, picking up a friend on your way to (or back from) work allows you to use the Fast-Lane on the highway and not get stuck in traffic.

Who is SHAICLE for?

It is for YOU if you are going downtown and need a lift.

It is for YOU if you are stuck in a traffic jam and next bus comes in 40 minutes.

It is for YOU if you are late for work and missed the last bus.

It is for YOU if you don’t want to pay that taxi ride, every day.

It is for YOU if you have spear seats in your car.

It is for YOU if you need somebody to pick you up from school.

It is for YOU if you love to have fun.

It is for ALL OF US who want to make a change!

Who Are We?

This application is brought to you by 2 friends who went together to Math High School 15 years ago and later on hooked-up again in Frankfurt, Germany.

Jonan ( Ivan Georgiev )

Hi, there. I’m involved in developing software since I was a kid, and still enjoy it! During these 25+ years, I’ve managed to design, develop and deliver applications for many desktop, web and lately, mobile platforms. After finishing my Master's degree in Computer Science, I’ve co-founded and ran a digital agency with strong emphasis on interactive content for more than 7 years. A switch to freelance development mode followed, combined with lots of outdoor activities and initiatives. Being concerned and interested in our environment’s fate I’ve decided that it is time to combine my passions and knowledge and start delivering useful, environmentally friendly products for everybody. Hence, the idea for Shaicle was born.

Groovy (Peter Grouev)

Hi from me as well. I come from more of a corporate background, with over 12 years business and finance experience from varied finance institutions. I have recently departed the fast-paced banking world in a search for more sustainable and entrepreneurial work/life balance and am currently focused on climate and renewable energy finance. Jonan and I have great complimentary skills, and the reason I wanted to work on this project is that it will create unique value. The project is a perfect match for today’s concepts of “sharing economy” and “social impact”. I envision Millennials from all over the world using and enjoying this Free social app in an effort to stay in touch with their friends while also making an environmentally-conscious effort to reduce their transportation-related carbon footprint.

Risks and challenges

As this is purely a Mobile software app, we do not foresee any of the challenges typically faced by manufactured products such as technical issues, supplier issues, etc.
Challenges we may face are certain technical issues in coding and delivery of the user interface to IOs and Android. However , as our programming team is led by Jonan, with over 20 years of project management experience, we are confident we will be able to tackle any specific software implementation issues.

Another possible issue could be a delay in delivery of the app , we do however believe that the man-hours we have budgeted for in our plan are sufficient to fulfill delivery by December 2016.

We also wanted to give you a sense of how we allocate the fundraised budget, across the different work processes:

Work Area Costs
iOS $4,000
Android $4,000
Server $3,200
Web $2,000
Graph $2,000
PM/Arch $3,400
Total $18,600
Kickstarter Fee $930
Total Fundraising $19,530

A specific challenge in terms of the future usage of the App is the fact that each of you will need to have a sufficiently large Shaicle community , so that you can get enough responses when you want to share a ride. A smaller community will decrease your chances of receiving a shared ride , when you need it. Therefore, as the solution, we need you even more to get the word out there and once the app is ready, send it to all your friends. The more people using it, the higher probability you will always be able to get a ride at the time when you need one !!!

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    "NYC SUBWAY TICKET"

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- (30 days)