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Need a tennis partner? An extra girl for your softball team? Kinection lets you find people in your area to play sports with instantly. Read more

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Need a tennis partner? An extra girl for your softball team? Kinection lets you find people in your area to play sports with instantly.

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Moved to a new city and looking to meet new people? Need a tennis partner? An extra girl for your softball team that night?

Quickly find people in your area!

Kinection is an  app that allows you to connect with people who share the same activity interests as you do within your given GPS range. If you've ever moved to a new city, needed an extra person for your sports team, or just wanted a tennis partner for that day then you now how frustrating it can be to find someone. 

Home Screen
Home Screen

Tap, chat, & play!

With Kinection, you can quickly open the app, select your activity( or multiples) and instantly find people in your area to play with. No more calling around, sending texts and emails or coordinating days in advance and juggling busy schedules. You can connect on your time when you want and where you want.

Once you have logged in and selected your activity, Kinection will set you up with the first 20 people in your area or run the search for 24 hours. You can quickly learn about a person through their simple user profile and chat with them to set up a place and time. It's that easy!

Along with that, we will be rolling out great features to keep you coming back and enjoying your favorites sports!

Chat
Chat
Profile
Profile

 Profile creation!

Creating a profile is easy. Login with Facebook, pick a few great photos, and briefly describe yourself. Your profile also allows you to choose three favorite sports and ability levels. Within the search settings you can actually filter by level to make an even better experience for yourself.

Top 50!

Think you're the best? Prove it. Opt into our user rating system that allows athletes to judge you based on your personality, talent & ability, and your reliability out of 5 stars per category. If you played a 1 on 1 sport then you will both have to agree to amount of games won and lost, on your devices separately, and if the numbers match then it will count towards your rating. 

The top 50 changes based on your geographic location, but your competitive spirit never does. For a small dollar amount, users can make in app purchases that gives them credits towards challenging people in their top 50. $10 gets you 15 credits. Each credit allows you one challenge and will only be used if the other person accepts.

What's next?

What's next is our list of road map features that will be available on the next version of the app which should be completed shortly after we launch in March. We will offer team logins for captains, instant pick up game creation, trainer memberships, and geographical analytics.

Trainers!

Practice makes you perfect, but so do trainers. Our app can connect you with plenty of trainers in your area that can work with your schedule and help you perfect your game.

Trainers will have access to thousands of amateur athletes in their area, but don't worry they can't spam you and you can turn off the trainer feature at any time. You can choose to contact them directly, or have them contact you. It's your call!

Analytics!

We are very much aware of privacy concerns and will not share any important information about you. Kinection will not sell any specific information about a users name, email, address, phone number, profile information, pictures or other sensitive information. The only data we will share is general geographical information with local businesses. This will not be your home, work, or other personal geographical information, but will be general information such as where and when a sport is often played. 

For example, this can help local businesses such as bars or restaurants create happy hour times to best serve you and your friends! You will not receive any spam or unsolicited emails. What you will see is a small targeted ad when you select an activity and the search animation plays or one push notification per activity. This may be for a local sporting good store or neighborhood restaurant. 

Risks and challenges

Who we are? I'm Jeff Muller and I am the founder of Kinection. I am a designer with years of UI and UX experience My Co-founder is Myles Grenier who has years of experience in finance and has a CFA Charter.

In short, we cannot code. Our biggest obstacle is finding a developer we can work with and trust. Thanks to our due diligence we have found the right man for the job. It will take him and his team roughly 6 months to complete version 1.0 and a couple of months to implement the new features for V. 2.0.

The app will be available on Android and iOS.

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    A small donation of $5 will go a long way and will be much appreciated. You will get a heartfelt thank you. You will be kept updated on the status of the project and when you can download it!

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    GIFT! You get a free limited edition T Shirt (tank top, or regular short sleeve), water bottle, or hat with our sweet logo on it. Along with all of the updates.

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    CREDITS! You get 15 Kinect credits. When the app is live, users will be able to opt into a rating system that scores your ability & talent level, personality, and reliability. This rating system will create a Top 50 in any given area and allow people to challenge for the top spot in their location. Plus a gift of your choosing (T shirt or water bottle).

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    NEVER BE BORED. Instant Top 50 status. Stay on the top 50 in any area you venture to. It's your job to maintain your Top 50 status but you get a nice start with a stellar 5 star rating so that people can challenge you, and you'll always have someone to compete against. Along with a free gift and 10 Kinect credits.

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    TRAINER! As the project states, in v 2.0 we will allow for trainers to log in and have a special section where they can meet users that would like their services. This type of membership will come with a fee, however, by backing this project early on you will have it for free forever. Along with a free gift and 10 Kinect credits.

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    ANALYTICS! Through analytics and data usage we can help your business tailor your advertising and marketing strategy in order to reach the most amount of users. This membership will come with a platform to see where and when you should advertise local deals, specials, events, happy hours, etc. Perfect for local community sports organizations, bars & restaurants, sporting goods stores, etc. This membership will come with a fee, however, for backing us early you will get a free lifetime membership. This also comes with 10 free credits and your choice of gift.

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