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By Charles Glasser
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About

Because the Silent Alarm relies on a mobile application that allows the user to set unlimited alarms and schedule various alarms for each day of the week, we need to ensure that it is a great user experience. The current application that was developed by our manufacturer overseas is extremely glitchy and not very reliable. 

The funds for this project will be used to improve the current software for our device. It will also be used to improve the physical product. We are currently working with Lab 651 engineers in St. Paul Minnesota to improve both the software and hardware for what will be the most affordable and reliable silent alarm available. Once we have a reliable silent alarm we are going to bring it to the mass market with a buy one give one platform. For every alarm purchased we will donate a silent alarm to one of the 10,000,000 people currently living in America that are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Risks and challenges

One challenge we will face is sniffing the API for the device. In order for our mobile application to work with the device it needs to communicate via bluetooth. Our engineers at Lab 651 are confident they will be able to sniff the API and create a solid and reliable application for iOS and Android. The second challenge we will face is getting traction. With strong ties to a major radio station and infomercial mogul in the Twin Cities area, we will seek their guidance on building the brand and product awareness.

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    You will receive 2 silent alarms for you and your partner or roommate and we will donate 10 silent alarms in your name! We will send you the donation letter for you to sign and then have it sent to those receiving the free alarm.

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