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Milly WelshBy Milly Welsh
First created
Milly WelshBy Milly Welsh
First created
$1,525
pledged of 5.000 $pledged of 5.000 $ goal
53
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 30 2016 3:53 PM UTC +00:00

About

vibeSquirrel is just a positive messaging app and there are others already in the marketplace, so what's different about vibeSquirrel?

The big thing is that it’s random. Most apps run on some schedule, and I feel like if you get a push notification everyday at the same time, you’ll come to expect it and it will lose its impact, you are even inclined to ignore it. But with VibeSquirrel, you might receive just that dose of positivity just when you least expect - and need - it!

My day job is as a website and hybrid app developer so I have experience building this kind of thing but this is the first time I've attempted to build something that nobody is paying for! 

Likely, I will never make any money on this app, but my goal is to make it sustainable and to make someone's day. If this app can be the cause of one person looking at a dark situation in a more positive light then it will all be worth it!

Timeframe

My goal is to be beta testing by February 2017 and fully launched ny March or April 2017.

Why are we trying to raise money? 

 We are raising money for a couple of reasons. I’m not going to get paid to develop the app, but even with free development it’s still expensive to create a free app. I am in the process of getting it trademarked, also since there is a website and we have a database storing a lot of data, we will need a dedicated server. Additionally we need a budget to market the app and spread the word.  Here is a breakdown of my very simple budget...

simple budget
simple budget

 I would be thrilled if you would help us out, even if it’s just with a $5 pledge. You can get to the kickstarter campaign by going to vibeSquirrel.com. If you can’t afford to back us though you can definitely help by sharing on social media or adding in some vibes on the website. Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you in the VibeSquirrel community!

 

Risks and challenges

This is a pretty simple app, but there are alway challenges in any sort of project like this. One challenge will be finding the time to work on it even though I'm not getting paid. This Kickstarter will help with that because if I take your money, I'm damn well going to get this finished and out in the app stores.

Another issue is engagement. Once I'm finished and it's out in the app store, I need to get a fair amount of users to make it sustainable. As a website professional I do have a bit of an advantage in this area. I realize that marketing, especially online is something you just have to keep doing to slowly expand your user base. I'm hopeful that because I'm not selling anything and just providing positivity it will be an easier, more organic process but even if it's not, I'm prepared to keep going.

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    vibeSquirrel Sticker

    4*6 inch sticker of the blue version of the vibeSquirrel Logo

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    Phone Pocket with vibeSquirrel Logo

    Handsome Silicone Mobile Phone Pocket with vibeSquirrel Logo and a vibeSquirrel sticker!

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    Clip-On Mobile Phone Holder

    Pledges of the $25 amount will receive a silicon mobile phone holder for your car and a vibeSquirrel sticker.

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    Handmade Pottery Soap Dish

    Pledges of the $50 amount will receive a handmade pottery soap dish stamped with the vibeSquirrel logo as well as a mobile phone pocket and the vibeSquirrel sticker!

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    Get it all plus credit!

    For the $100 pledge, you will receive the handmade pottery soap dish, the clip-on mobile phone holder, the phone pocket and the sticker! PLUS, you will also be listed in the app credits page!

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Funding period

- (30 days)