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BobbleHipster is the app that lets you turn yourself, your mom, your friends - even your dog - into an interactive, hipster bobblehead. Read more

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BobbleHipster is the app that lets you turn yourself, your mom, your friends - even your dog - into an interactive, hipster bobblehead.

Syracuse, NY Technology
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BobbleHipster is the app that lets you turn yourself, your mom, your friends... even your dog... into an interactive, virtual, hipster bobblehead. 

Update #1:BobbleHipster's first three days

Update #2: Happy 4th of July from BobbleObama*

We plan to create iPhone and Android applications that allow you to take a photo and put it on a bobblehead body. You can then shake your phone or drag and release the head with your finger for realistic bobbling action! 

BobbleHipster will launch with a selection of different bodies. For example, we might create a guy on a bar stool, with a trucker hat and can of beer; a goth girl with a cigarette holder; or a classic tennis player with bushy hair and a headband. Want to have input on what types of bodies are created in the app? One of our pledge rewards will allow three lucky people to do just that.

You'll also be able to place the bobble bodies in a variety of different environments, such as in a dive bar, a city street, or a coffee shop. Got a great idea for an environment? We've got a pledge reward for that, too. The bodies and environments can be mixed and matched to create the ideal combination.

Once you take your photo, or choose an image from your phone's gallery, you'll be able to cut out the head using simple gestures to form a cropping shape. Easily switch out the bodies and backgrounds until you've achieved the desired hipster look.

Is your creation the hippest thing this side of Portland? If so, share it on Facebook and Twitter or, If you were using social networking before it was cool, don't worry -- you can save your BobbleHipster on your phone and show your friends the next time you meet for brunch. 

BobbleHipster will have both freemium and premium versions in the Google Play shop and the Apple Store. The freemium version will allow you to purchase individual upgrade packs as they are released. The premium version will include all upgrade packs, forever!

What are these upgrade packs, you ask? We plan to release new sets of bobble bodies and backgrounds regularly throughout the year. Our first planned upgrade pack will be focused on the 2012 election. Think Barack Obama*  vs. Mitt Romney*, Bill O'Reilly* vs. Bill Maher*, and Ann Coulter* vs. Rachel Maddow*, which you can place into environments such as podiums with Republican/Democrat logos and colors; Maddow, O'Reilly, and Maher's sets; or a rock the vote theme.

As the app evolves, we will continue to add new upgrade packs. We have envisioned packs focused around holidays, like a Halloween pack featuring perhaps "Shawn of the Dead"-style*, "Donnie Darko"* and of course "Star Wars"-esque* bodies and environments; a Fourth of July pack with the likes of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln*, Betsy Ross, and more; and a Sports pack with Hipster sports figures, such as a Ricky Fowler-style* golfer or a Tim Lincecum-style* baseball player. But we won't ever do juggalos. (If you don't know who juggalos are, congratulations, you win!) 

*No celebrity endorsement implied. These are satirical caricatures for your amusement only! However, if any of these or other celebrities would like to be a part of BobbleHipster, please phone in now.

2ndNature is an interactive design studio in Syracuse, New York. For over 10 years, we have been designing websites, interactive installations, touchscreen displays, and mobile applications for our clients across a wide variety of industries. Recently, we have begun developing small-scale mobile applications that we have been releasing ourselves, such as Garage Metal and Plasma Tunnel. These apps were created so that we could learn more about designing and developing mobile games, integrating with phones cameras and galleries, control screen action via device movements, and more. We'll be using the techniques we've learned so far, plus push the boundaries even further, as we create BobbleHipster.

Your support will help us pay our creative and development team during the app development cycle, which we anticipate requiring approximately 40-50 "people-days." If the project is funded, we plan to have the app available by mid- to late-August, with the first update pack arriving in late September or early October. 

Launch Notification! Only got a buck? That's okay. For $1, we'll make sure you get the free version of the app before it's cool. No need to wonder, "Hey, whatever happened to that cool BobbleHipster app I funded?" -- it will show up in your inbox.

Theme Song! For three bucks, we'll not only notify you at launch, but we'll also send you the mp3 of the BobbleHipster theme song heard on our video. That's right, we wrote a whole song, the chorus you heard is just a sampling. Includes the album artwork!

Wallpaper! For $5, we'll decorate your desktop in BobbleHipster style, with a desktop wallpaper. We'll send you three themes, use your favorite. Plus the launch notification and the theme song.

"Producer" Credit! For $10, you'll be credited as a producer on the BobbleHipster website and receive all previous rewards.

Premium App! Don't want to worry about ever missing an upgrade pack? For $20, you'll get the premium version of the app, including all future updates and packs for LIFE! Plus, all of the above.

Beta Test! For $25, you'll get exclusive access to the beta version of the app, and you'll be credited on the official BobbleHipster website as a beta tester. (Android users must be able to install non-Market applications.) Plus the theme song mp3, standard desktop wallpaper and the launch notification. 

Die-cut Postcard! For $25, we'll send you a die-cut postcard with a BobbleHipster image on the front and a personal thank-you message signed by all of us on the back! Pop-out the "face," put your own image behind it and have fun! Plus the launch notification, the standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

Star on the BobbleHipster website! For $50, your personal Bobblehead will appear in the BobbleHipster Hall of Fame on the BobbleHipster website. Also includes the launch notification, the standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

Set of Three Limited Edition Die-cut Postcards! For $75, we'll send you a set of three die-cut postcards with a BobbleHipster image on the front and a personal thank-you message signed by all of us on the back! Pop-out the "face," put your own image behind it and have fun! Plus the launch notification, the standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

Custom desktop wallpaper! For $150, we'll create you a custom desktop wallpaper with your personal Bobblehead in the image. Three themes to choose from! Also includes the launch notification, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.  

Custom Desktop Wallpaper and Star on The Bobblehipster Website! For $200, your personal Bobblehead will appear in the BobbleHipster Hall of Fame on the BobbleHipster website and we'll create you a custom desktop wallpaper with your personal Bobblehead in the image. Three themes to choose from! Also includes the launch notification, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit. 

The Completely Custom Hipster Package: The limited edition postcards, the Hall of Fame, the Custom Wallpaper and more. For $250, your personal Bobblehead will appear in the BobbleHipster Hall of Fame on the website, we'll create you a set of three personalized desktop wallpapers and we'll send you the complete set of limited edition die-cut postcards with original artwork on the front and a personal thank-you message signed by all of us on the back! Also includes the launch notification, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

Create a Character! For $500, you can concept a character for the game. You'll give us your idea for a character, we'll make them into a BobbleHipster and put them in the app for all to see. Also includes the premium version of the app, standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit. 

Create a character and environment! For $1000, we'll work with you to concept a character and environment (a full theme). Give us your idea for a character and we'll make them into a BobbleHipster and put them in the app for all to see—Plus help create the world for the bobble to live in. Also includes the premium version of the app, standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

Be our title sponsor! For $3000, you'll get title sponsorship of the app, with your name or your company's name and logo on the home screen of the application and website for two years. Also includes the premium version of the app, standard desktop wallpaper and the theme song mp3.

Every additional $5500 we reach beyond our initial goal will allow us to create a full 10-item upgrade pack, or fund the development of other app enhancements, such as the ability to add accessories to your BobbleHipster. Want to see what upgrades we can come up with? Keep pledging and we'll update with our thoughts and ideas as we reach each goal! 

After pledging your support, please help to spread the word about this project by sharing this link with your contacts. 

Thank you for your support!

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    Get the free app before it's cool. We'll send you a personalized launch notification. We know this seems like you're not getting anything, but without your donation this app may never exist! Besides, what did you really expect for a dollar?

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    Get the MP3 of the BobbleHipster theme song—There's more to it than you heard in the video. Written and recorded by our talented creative director and animator. Plus the album artwork for the track and the launch notification.

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    Get the BobbleHipster desktop wallpaper (set of three). Plus get the theme song mp3 and the launch notification.

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    Get your name in the credits as a "Producer" on the official BobbleHipster website, plus the wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the launch notification.

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    1 backer

    Get the premium version of the app, including all future updates and packs for LIFE! Plus, your name in the credits on the website, the theme song mp3 and the standard desktop wallpaper.

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    2 backers

    We'll send you a limited edition die-cut postcard with a BobbleHipster image on the front and a personal thank-you message signed by all of us on the back! Pop-out the "face," put your own image behind it and have fun! Plus the launch notification, the standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and a "Producer" credit on the website.

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    iPHONE USERS: Get exclusive access to the beta version of the app. You'll be credited on the official BobbleHipster website as a beta tester. Plus the theme song mp3 and the standard desktop wallpaper!

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    ANDROID USERS: Get exclusive access to the beta version of the app (must be able to install non-Market applications). You'll be credited on the official BobbleHipster website as a beta tester. Plus the theme song mp3 and the standard desktop wallpaper!

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    Your personal Bobblehead in the BobbleHipster Hall of Fame on the BobbleHipster website. Also includes the launch notification, the standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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    We'll send you the complete set of three limited edition die-cut postcards with original artwork on the front and a personal thank-you message signed by all of us on the back! Pop-out the "face," put your own image behind it and have fun! Plus the launch notification, the standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit. (Includes U.S. shipping only; Please add $5 for international shipping.)

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    Set of three custom desktop wallpapers with your personal Bobblehead in the image. Also includes the launch notification, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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    Your personal Bobblehead will appear in the BobbleHipster Hall of Fame on the website and we'll create you a custom set of 3 desktop wallpapers with your personal Bobblehead in the image. Also includes the launch notification, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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    The complete Custom Hipster Package: Your personal Bobblehead in the BobbleHipster Hall of Fame, the complete set of limited edition die-cut postcards with a personalized thank you message and the three custom desktop wallpapers featuring your personal Bobblehead. Also includes the launch notification, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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    Concept a character for the game - Give us your idea for a character and we'll make them into a Hipster Bobbler and put them in the app for all to see. Also includes the premium version of the app, standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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    Concept a character and environment for them (a full theme). Give us your idea for a character and we'll make them into a BobbleHipster and put them in the app for all to see—Plus help create the world for the Bobble to live in. We will work with you on this. Also includes the premium version of the app, standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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    Title Sponsorship of the app, with your name or your company's name and logo on the home screen of the application and website for two years. Also includes the premium version of the app, standard desktop wallpaper, the theme song mp3 and the "Producer" credit.

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