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About

      The bond of a shared fart is one that goes beyond friendship. It is a fellowship of those who hath both smelt it and dealt it, one that has been limited to a car or hot box'd seat until now.       

       Fartr is the app that expands that fellowship and pulls it into the modern age. It takes your musical fruit and sets them free. No longer will you be shackled by the vibrato of your chair, or muffled by the cushion of your seat.

      With Fartr every squeal is piercing and every trumpet blast deafening. Whether it be the quick ramp or the never ending wail, each fart will be built just how you want it and be timed just right. 

     There will be a timeline, a button, and ten (at first) fingers. Each finger represents a unique fart, and just pull on it to set its' pitch at that given point in the timeline. Once you're done, press the button to test and then press again to select a friend to send it to. Upon receiving it their phone will let out your flatulent masterpiece.

     As you can see below, we already have the premise coded up and working. The money is for better fart sounds, to pay our backend, debugging, better finger designs/animations, and actually making this an official "business". We also eventually want stuff like a website with a "fart of the day" kind of social experience. 

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      After our initial goal is met we have a litany of stretch goals that add a wide variety of farts and app skins.

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

- The good news is that the two basic cores of the app, fart construction (including both basic & adv mode, see gallery) and send/receive, are functionally complete. The network code is already running and online. We are using google services instead of some server concoction so that it's resilient to traffic. Thus, even if this all goes wrong you are pretty much guaranteed of receiving AN app, even if its not as Fartistic as we'd like.

Our remaining challenges, then, are as follows:

- Making sure the backer rewards process goes smoothly.

- Keeping the fartists on task (and on budget). We're hoping to use a variety of artists for various styles/animations, but that means the pipeline will be loosier goosier as a result.

- Handling the case where a fart is sent to someone who doesn't have some of the sounds in it (due to not having the same fart pack). We don't want the fart to not play at all so we need some kind of silent (but deadly) download process that's quick. This part may require a real backend but even if that went down it wouldn't stop normal send/receive operations.

- Running out of Fart puns.

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