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An app to find a movie everybody wants to watch in seconds through group voting. Kiss endless scrolling goodbye!
An app to find a movie everybody wants to watch in seconds through group voting. Kiss endless scrolling goodbye!
76 backers pledged $5,563 to help bring this project to life.
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Let's face it... agreeing on a movie to watch is harder than Chinese Algebra.

My name is Luis, and I introduce to you: Squadflick.

So... what is Squadflick?

Squadflick is a mobile app that helps groups and couples find a movie to watch through group voting in just seconds.

OK, Mr. Movie Guy... why do I need this app?

Let me paint a familiar scene for you.

Your friends are over at your house for a movie night. 

The gluten-free pizza is on the way. The popcorn is popping in the microwave. Everyone's sitting in front of the TV, ready.

Moments later, some poor soul asks a variation of the million dollar question:

A simple question on the surface, but yet sometimes very difficult to answer. 

This question leads to some very long minutes of scrolling, debating and discarding movies, over and over again...

If you have ever...

  • Spent dozens of minutes trying to find something to watch with others...
  • Engaged in endless debate about what genre(s) to pick for that night...
  • Mumbled "I already saw that" more times than you can count, causing your friends to want to physically hurt you...

Squadflick can help.

But why is picking a movie to watch with others so hard sometimes?

I thought you'd never ask, young grasshopper. 

My research has included in-person interviews, online surveys and trapping people in rooms and forcing them to answer questions. 

Below are the results. 

All of the above lead to minutes wasted and some very irritated movie-lovers... 

We've all been there. Property damage is optional, though.
We've all been there. Property damage is optional, though.

Of course, there had to be a better way to pick a movie. Except, there wasn't.

So I created it.

How does Squadflick work?

Squadflick helps groups and couples agree on a movie to watch in 3 simple steps.

 An organizer creates the movie night by selecting who they are watching a movie with.

* With Solo Mode, you'll be able to find a movie to watch by yourself.

Everyone joins the movie night by picking up to 2 genres they'd like to watch.

All aboard!

Then, through magic, Squadflick finds 10 great films based on everyone's genre votes.

Everyone votes yes/no on these 10 movies by swiping, as shown below.

After voting, if a single movie won... voila! You now have something to watch. 

In the case of a tie, you can even let Squadflick pick a movie for you. Also, you can start another movie night altogether for more awesome suggestions. 

No more endless scrolling. 

No more looking at dozens of top 10 lists. 

No more time wasted. 

Squadflick makes picking a movie with others fun and easy.

OK, now you have my attention... but how does Squadflick help in picking a movie?

Take a seat, my young Padawan. I'll explain everything.

Squadflick solves the problems inherent to movie nights in several ways:

Plus, it turns out it's actually really fun to swipe on movies with friends.

With Squadflick, filmxiety is a thing of the past.

Does it work?

It turns out this crazy idea for an app does actually help in finding a movie quicker!

I hosted a movie night with 2 of my friends to test the prototype for the first time (shout out to Mario and Fausto).

Gattaca ended up winning, since all 3 of us voted yes for it. 

Gattaca was the winner of Squadflick's first movie night test.
Gattaca was the winner of Squadflick's first movie night test.

 That was a GREAT film nobody had seen and which everyone truly enjoyed. This is when I knew I was onto something here.

It worked!

And it took us a less than a minute to vote and decide on Gattaca. 

How YOU doin'?

That was a huge difference to previous movie nights, where I've taken up to 20 minutes to pick a movie with the same 2 friends. 

Over time, I've repeated the process with several groups and have had people test it out on their own movie nights, with similar results.

Neat!

What are you going to use the money for?

Breakdown of how the funds will be used.
Breakdown of how the funds will be used.

 My #1 goal is to get the app in the hands of those who want it! For this reason, I am not raising money to do any marketing/ads.

Instead, every single cent raised will go towards the development of the app:

  •  iOS: finish the current prototype and get it into the App Store by spring 2019.
  •  Android: build the Android app and get it on the Google Play Store by summer 2019.
  •  Other tech: the behind-the-scenes technology that makes it all work.

As you might know, creating a great app takes a ton of work!

Raising the funds will allow me to get help in areas I need it the most, including things such as user experience, graphics, front-end and back-end Android implementation, app testing, among others.

With your support, we can get it done!

Future Features

 As you saw in the video, there's a lot of cool stuff coming your way! 

  •  iOS App: the iOS prototype is fully functioning! After a bit more refining, it'll be ready for download on the App Store.
  •  Android App: currently in the planning phase, the Android version will be released a couple of months after the iOS version.
  •  Windows Phone App: nope.
  •  Solo Mode: by yourself? We'll have a Solo Mode so you can find movies to watch by yourself in a fun way as well (friends not included).
  •  Curated Movie Lists: continuously-published, cool and interesting lists of movies will be available to pick movies from, also through voting (e.g. Oscar-nominated movies, movies set in apocalyptic dystopias, romantic comedies that don't suck, etc.).
  •  New Filters: filtering only by genre is so 1995. Cool new filters, including movie moods, sub-genres, themes, among others, are in the works.
  •  Streaming Services Integration: if your squad wants to watch something specifically on Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc., you will be able to filter by streaming service.

Movie nights will never be the same again.

Love the idea for the app? Help us make it happen!

The two main things you can help us with are pledging and sharing.

1) Pledge

I need your help in order to make Squadflick a reality. 

If you love the idea, please consider pledging to the project. I promise you each and every single donation matters, even if it's only $1!

Can I count on your support?

2) Help us spread the word

Every single social media share gets us one step closer to getting funded.

If you love the idea for the app, help us by sharing our campaign. One click and done! 

Help us by sharing Squadflick's Kickstarter campaign on Facebook!
Help us by sharing Squadflick's Kickstarter campaign on Facebook!

Can't donate but still love the project?

In that case, go ahead and subscribe to our mailing list below to stay updated on our progress.

 Even if you can't donate, please help us by sharing our campaign video in social media with the buttons above.

With your help, we can end filmxiety forever!

Thank you SO much for your support!

Risks and challenges

Because my main goal is getting Squadflick into the hands of all indecisive movie fans ASAP, we are focusing 100% of our efforts into making this happen for both iOS and Android.

As with any software project, there are common inherent risks in the development of Squadflick.

- App/Play Store Approval
Squadflick has been checked by the Apple App Store team already and it adheres to all the guidelines, so no problems are anticipated here. The Android version is at the end of the planning phase and thus it hasn't been submitted to the Google Play Store. Ultimately, we do not control the approval process for these app stores and a delay here is always possible. We will remain vigilant and update the app according to any requirements we are asked to comply with ASAP.

- Bugs
No software is ever developed without problems initially. That said, I am confident in the robustness of the iOS prototype, as it has been tested in dozens of movie nights already. This design will be replicated and thoroughly tested for the Android version. As a team of beta testers is built, I will ensure that the versions for both iOS and Android are fully functional, and will remain vigilant to make any updates as necessary.

Regardless of challenges and obstacles, I am committed to making Squadflick available for movie nights all over the world. You can count on this.

Thanks for your support!

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    Pledge With The Wind

    You've been there, too: agreeing on a movie is HARD.

    Your $1 pledge means you will get blessings from the movie gods, helping you find movies quicker than ever while Squadflick gets finished.

    THANK YOU for your support!

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    The Squadflick Redemption

    Become a legend and get a special mention with both your name and your favorite movie in the "Hall of Fame" section of our website.

    Also, get Kickstarter-only, exclusive insider access to suggest and vote on new features for Squadflick. Help us build an app that's useful to YOU!

    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
    • All project updates
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    Guardians of the iOS

    * LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE *

    Welcome to the Squadflick family!

    As a beta tester, you will receive an exclusive invitation to try out the current Squadflick iOS beta version (you can invite up to 2 friends, too!). Have your squad be one of the first to try out Squadflick and help shape its future!

    Finally, given your generous contribution, you are hereby knighted as an official App Pioneer of the project. You will receive a permanent, super-cool custom App Pioneer badge on your profile to show it off.

    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • 50× Get early, exclusive access to the current iOS beta version
    • An exclusive and awesome App Pioneer badge on your profile
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • All project updates
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
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    Guardians of the Android

    * LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE *

    Welcome to the Squadflick family!

    As a beta tester, you will receive an exclusive invitation to try out the upcoming Android version (you can invite up to 2 friends, too!). Have your squad be one of the first to try out Squadflick and help shape its future!

    Also, given your generous contribution, you are hereby knighted as an official App Pioneer of the project. You will receive a permanent, super-cool custom App Pioneer badge on your profile to show it off.

    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • 50× Get early, exclusive access to the beta Android version
    • An exclusive and awesome App Pioneer badge on your profile
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • All project updates
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
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    The Movie Critic

    * ONLY 20 SPACES AVAILABLE *

    Have great taste in movies and want to show it off?

    We'll create your own custom watchlist in the app with up to 25 of your favorite movies. All Squadflick users can use your watchlist to find a movie for their movie night filtering by YOUR favorite movies only! Talk about recommending a movie...

    Besides your movies, we'll include your name, a photo and a short bio in your watchlist for all users to see... so it's your time to shine!

    Finally, we'll post your own movie review for any movie you'd like to in our website and ALL of our social media.

    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • 20× Your own movie watchlist, available to all users as a filter
    • 20× We'll post your movie review in all of our social media
    • Early, exclusive access as a beta tester (iOS or Android)
    • An exclusive and awesome App Pioneer badge on your profile
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • All project updates
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
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    E.T. Phone Home

    * ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE *

    Have ideas for the app? Want to know how the back-end works? Got a question on the implementation? This exclusive reward connects you with the founder (myself) in a 15-minute Skype call!

    We can talk about the app's implementation, movies, or the meaning of life. In short, whatever you'd like to discuss.. Bring it on! I'll be more than happy to get in touch with a supporter like yourself.

    *This reward excludes Kickstarter-specific info. Please see next reward.*

    Also, due to your amazing contribution, you get a high-tier, custom "App Godfather" badge on your profile to show it off. There will only be a handful of users with this legendary badge. Respect, mia famiglia.

    Includes all previous rewards (plus, you get the upgraded Godfather badge).

    Includes:
    • 10× 15 minute Skype call with our CEO (Luis). Any app topic you want!
    • Your own movie watchlist, available to all users as a filter
    • We'll post your movie review in all of our social media
    • Early, exclusive access as a beta tester (iOS or Android)
    • Super exclusive App Godfather badge on your profile
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • All project updates
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
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    Kickstarter Insider

    * ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE *

    Are you planning to get your Kickstarter campaign going soon? If so, let me help!

    For this reward, I'll have a 30 minute discussion with you, in which I'll share every single detail of how I got my Kickstarter campaign funded. Firstly, I'll let you tell me all about your awesome next idea to understand your project.

    Then, we will go into the following topics:
    - Backer acquisition strategy (FB, Twitter, IG, Reddit, etc.)
    - Rewards planning
    - Media reach out
    - Graphics/video design
    - Overall campaign research

    I'll give my best tips and tricks on how to acquire targeted backers and how is it that I got funded. Of course, I'll also answer any questions you might have about the process.

    Doing it the first time is always the hardest, so it's best to do it right. I'll be ecstatic to share what I know with you to help you get funded, too!

    Includes all previous rewards (plus, the 15-minute call upgrades to a 30-minute call where everything goes!)

    Includes:
    • 10× 30-minute call to share everything I've learned about Kickstarter
    • Your own movie watchlist, available to all users as a filter
    • We'll post your movie review in all of our social media
    • Early, exclusive access as a beta tester (iOS or Android)
    • Super exclusive App Godfather badge on your profile
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • All project updates
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
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    The Full IMAX Experience

    * ONLY 5 SPACES AVAILABLE + SOUTH FLORIDA ONLY *

    You are Squadflick's hero. This is the most generous reward possible, so you'll get the full royal treatment if you are in the South Florida area. Let's hang out!

    Firstly, we can catch a movie of your choice in a nice movie theater here in Miami. Then, we'll grab a couple of drinks to your heart's (or liver) content. Over drinks, we can talk business, movies, or the meaning of life.

    *Transportation and accommodations not included*

    Includes all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Drinks with the founder
    • Catch any movie you want to see in theaters with founder
    • 30-minute call to share everything I've learned about Kickstarter
    • Your own movie watchlist, available to all users as a filter
    • We'll post your movie review in all of our social media
    • Early, exclusive access as a beta tester (iOS or Android)
    • Super exclusive App Godfather badge on your profile
    • Special mention (your name + favorite movie) on our website
    • Exclusive access to recommend and vote on new features
    • All project updates
    • Our eternal gratitude for believing in this project
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