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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 27 2016 5:01 PM UTC +00:00
Kevin McArdleBy Kevin McArdle
First created
Kevin McArdleBy Kevin McArdle
First created
CA$ 207
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 27 2016 5:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

I'm a husband and father of four wonderful kids. As much as I love how my kids are embracing technology and growing up in a world with the amazing possibilities that technology enables...sometimes it drives me nuts to see their heads buried in devices.

I know many parents feel the same way. So, I decided to create Studylock. It's an intelligent educational system, that locks selected apps and games on your child's mobile devices and only gives access after they answer a series of educational questions, specifically selected for their grade/age. The questions are broken into 5 categories – Math, History, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies & Health. StudyLock uses high quality questions and can accompany any child from grade 3 to grade 10. Parents can also create custom questions that are specific to their child needs. Once the questions are answered, the mobile device can be used as normal.

Studylock also has a parental portal at www.studylockapp.com where parents can log in at any time and monitor their child activities - apps and games usage. If excessive usage is detected, the parent can lock the app/game remotely and only give access after the child answers a series of educational questions. Parents can also select the subject and check on statistics and how their child is doing on any subject. 

     

We will need Kickstarter members help to improve the application and to add a lot of new features and content, as well as finishing the iOS version

Below is the list of the planned new features:
- Adding Language packs, so our children also effortlessly learn languages while  playing. Will first add the most popular ones - English Spanish, Spanish English; English German, German English; English French, French English, etc
- Scheduled phone lock for a time period - Parents will be able to set locking time intervals between 3 and 5 pm for example, when you know your child must do homework
- Set time limit that the child can spend on a certain game/application per day
- Parents sharing knowledge base - Parents can create and share learning packages and experience among each other
- Mobile app for the parents to be able to control everything from a mobile devices.

The Team Behind the Development:

Big Mage Game Studios is an independent game and app developer founded in 2007. The studio is passionate about their creation and capable of creating high-quality, innovative and entertaining mobile and browser based games. Our team is a group of experienced designers, artists and engineers.  We know that to create a good product it is essential to find and gather the right talent for the job. We believe in the power of video games and mobile apps, and their ability to entertain people and improve their skills.

This is the passionate crew of geniuses!
This is the passionate crew of geniuses!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question:  Do you need "help" promoting your Kickstarter Campaign?

Answer:  With this being my first Kickstarter campaign, I had no idea that an entire industry has developed to help promote and share new crowdfunding efforts.  While I'm looking for help, I don't have a big budget to pay people to push this around to a bunch of robots.  So if you are looking for money from me...save the email!  If you really want to help and share with your friends, please do!

Question:  I thought iOS didn't allow the blocking of apps?

Answer:  This is true and is a risk to us getting into that market.  However, it is too big a market to ignore, and there are other applications that have figured out some sort of workflow that would fit our use case.  We intend to follow their lead as much as possible.  It was also assumed that you cannot break through Do Not Disturb on iOS...but I've seen it done.

Risks and challenges

With any software development project there are challenges. The biggest challenge for StudyLock will be the timeline. We plan to have everything ready for an all new Adroid version by the end of Summer. We expect significant challenges when we get into the iOS version (see FAQs). We will run an agile development process with full transparency to the community.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About US$ 0.74

    You will receive 1 month free Silver membership - app.studylockapp.com/user/package

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    Pledge CA$ 2 or more About US$ 1.48

    You will receive 1 month free Gold membership - app.studylockapp.com/user/package

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About US$ 7

    You will receive 1 year free Silver membership - app.studylockapp.com/user/package

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Funding period

- (30 days)