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Chase Leland CurtisBy Chase Leland Curtis
First created
Chase Leland CurtisBy Chase Leland Curtis
First created
$120
pledged of 52.000 $pledged of 52.000 $ goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 12 2015 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

(At first, we will only be on Apple IOS, but we would love to expand into Windows & Android as we continue to grow!)

For updates, follow us on Twitter: @themastericon [ www.twitter.com ]

Like us on Facebook: [ www.facebook.com ]

         Idea & Summary:

    Internet history was made with the Million Dollar Homepage by Alex Tew in 2005. In just six months, Tew accumulated one million dollars in profit. However, he wasn't the only one to benefit. Businesses that participated on this webpage experienced a 50% increase in sales (or more) and quadrupled their average website hits. This was back when less than 15% of the world used the Internet. Today, the world internet usage is over 40%. We've decided to revive this idea and remodel it in a whole new way! Icons won't be specifically for business. Every person is invited to come give it a try: youtuber, blogger, tweeter, facebooker, twitcher, networker, advertiser, marketer, etc. Icons will create value and enjoyment for many, and all of the funds raised on Kickstarter are going to go towards app development, design, logarithms, equations, maintenance, licensing, anti-hacking software, monthly fees, and time, which are all very costly. Once funded, we will be able to reach out to the best developers and be sure to avoid app crashes and pitfalls. Everyone wants to be a part of something big, and here is your chance to create your mark (or icon) on the next big thing..

Icons is simple, and we want to keep it that way.
Icons is simple, and we want to keep it that way.

        Who can use Icons?

     Any person can become a part of Icons, and many of you will. Once you've purchased a space (only 99¢!), you will be able to upload an icon. It's completely up to you whether you want your own icon or a generic one provided by us. Each icon will be given a link to an icon profile (IconFile), which will display the Icon's title, image, social link, amount of likes, and a share button. The Icon's link can be connected to anything they want, such as a facebook profile, soundcloud link, poorly-written blog, business website, YouTube video, picture of kittens, or a broken link. The choices are endless (some rules apply)! With at least one million hits to come, your icon may be viewed by thousands to millions of smartphone users.

A little bit of time in the limelight sounds good to us!
A little bit of time in the limelight sounds good to us!

         Icon of the Week:

     Of all the icons uploaded to Icons we will choose our favorites to be featured on the Icon of the Week page, also known as the "Iconic Icon". This icon may be chosen for how cool the design is, the link connected to it, or by the amount of votes it receives. Votes will be tallied by the amount of likes and shares the icon receives. The Iconic Icon page will be the starting page for the whole app, so your icon may be viewed (and clicked on) by millions of people. After the Iconic Icon page you'll dive right into pages of other icons. Each icon's position will be randomly chosen through a probability equation, giving you the opportunity to be found.

I see something glowing in the distance...
I see something glowing in the distance...

        All Icons:

     All of the pages will have 100 icon spaces on them, and you'll be able to purchase more icon spaces whenever you want. GIFS, JPG, and PNG images will be accepted on this app. The icons will be uploaded as soon as they are approved by our small team. Most icon images will be okay, but if your icon isn't approved we will give you another opportunity to upload a new one. You'll be able to swipe down to generate a completely random page, or swipe up to see Icons that are currently trending with the most likes/shares/views. We will even let you swipe right/left to go forward/back. Icons will also receive recognition for growing popularity by glowing on the page (see image above). This will help your icon stand out among the others. Every like, share, and view you receive will help light up your icon even more. Glow bright enough and no one will miss you. You might end up on the Iconic Icons page.

Who's being discovered?
Who's being discovered?

          Featured: 

     Icons will have many ways to get noticed. A spotlight page for the "best" icon, a broader page for 100 icons, and a featured page you can swipe through. On the featured page, swipe left or right to scroll through icons we think you'd enjoy. The featured page will have a wide range of icons: Icons rising in popularity, never been clicked on, and similar to the ones you've liked before. This page will be fantastic for discovering new icons, you wouldn't have normally seen before. Simply, tap once to open the Icon's Profile (Iconfile) or double-tap to like the Icon and keep moving. 

Create a personal profile.
Create a personal profile.

           Creating a Profile:

     Want to stay current with the Icons you liked and which ones are updated? Create an Icon Profile, and you'll be given the ability to see Liked and Updated Icons by dragging your finger left. Want to upload your own Icons? After creating a profile, upload your icon(s) and wait for approval (we promise they won't be pending forever!). Then, share it with family and friends. You'll also be able to send Icon Space as a gift. Just another perk for creating a profile with Icons.

Not the same thing again...
Not the same thing again...

           Enjoy Liking Icons:

     One feature we would love to have is a Changing Like Button. The Like button would never be the same again. Every time you like an Icon, the heart would have a different animation (and sound effect). It may twist (see above image), flip, fill up with love, glow, explode, teleport, etc. We want you to enjoy liking Icons.

Help us get started today. Get your first icon.
Help us get started today. Get your first icon.

          Conclusion:

     All users will be able to experience Icons for free and create their own profile. However, space is limited; to have an Icon of your own you'll have to purchase Icon Space. Luckily, Icon Space only costs 99¢ per Icon, and your Icon will remain in the app forever once the fee has been paid (unless you violate policies). How many Icons you want is up to you! Each Icon could contain a different link, or there could be 1000 linked to the same place. The choice is yours.

HUGE THANKS:

To Harrison Storms for the fantastic song: Be Yourself

To Markus Miani for a few awesome Icon drawings: Icons & Logos

To my family & friends for supporting me.

ICON'S Production Schedule:

Month One: 

Finalize app design, Find development team able to handle the task, Introduce app to development team, Pay for legal fees.

Month Two:

Find a logo/icon artist to create generic icons for users who don't have their own, Monitor the development, Introduce wanted equations/logarithms to development team.

Month Three:

Pay for licensing fees, Establish anti-hacking base for the app, Monitor the development of equations/logarithms.

Month Four:

APP PREVIEW! During, the fourth month we will create a video to show you how the app is turning out, and what is working/what isn't. Run marketing for the app, Finish anti-hacking code, Monitor the development.

Month Five:

Run an app test with select users, Test overload, Test user interface, Test crashes, Find bugs, Ask for feedback, Monitor the development.

Month Six:

Add more users to app, Test overload, Test user interface, Test crashes, Find bugs, Ask for feedback, Monitor the development, Run marketing for the app.

Month Seven:

Increase user volume, Test overload, Run system tests, Check on users from month five, Find bugs, Ask for feedback.

Month Eight:

Finalize app, Publish on Windows/Apple/Android, Monitor app while the flow of users to app increases, Avoid system crashes.

Month Nine:

Watch the world enjoy the brand new app, Continue to update app for bugs and crashes from here on out.

Risks and challenges

We know there will be risks and challenges along the way, and we wanted to let you know before they arise. Here is a list of potential challenges:

Fast development can lead to a buggy final product.
Underdeveloped pages can lead to an underdeveloped app.
Unnecessary features.
Code-Errors
Bugs

How are we going to handle them? Professionally.

We know fast development can lead to a buggy final product, which is why we didn't tell you it would take a month or two. Even at eight/nine months we are pushing the limits, but we don't want to keep you waiting forever.

Underdeveloped pages can lead to an underdeveloped app. This is true. Apps are like a house, if you don't think about each individual room the final product will be empty and unwanted. We are thinking heavily about each "room."

We won't have unnecessary features. We are going to keep Icons simple and focus on keeping the core features engaging. Yet, we would still love to have the Changing Like button become a huge part of our app.

When it comes to code-errors and bugs, we have a development team specifically for that. They will be able to work out any kinks and sketchy code.

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    SIMPLE ICON: One icon space. You will receive tier 7 priority for the Featured Page. You will also receive 1 vote towards the Iconic Icon (Icon of the Week).

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