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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 14 2017 12:01 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 14, 2017

Otterseye

An innovative app that lets users share, discuss, and review books on a modern social media platform.

Otterseye

An innovative app that lets users share, discuss, and review books on a modern social media platform.

HK$ 148
pledged of HK$ 54,400pledged of HK$ 54,400 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 14 2017 12:01 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 14, 2017

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Proof of Concept

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Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

Books can be intellectual or insipid, smutty or scholarly, fiction or non-fiction: but no matter what genre it belongs to, a good book seizes your attention and gets you lost. Our ios app is the culmination of design choices and features that streamline the path to that last satisfying page turn. 

OTTERSEYE has the potential to be used as a platform for both focused, detailed content and unlimited discussion; a balance that’s efficient for every kind of reader. Featuring detailed review systems, focused chatrooms, and free-for-all forums, OTTERSEYE is an app with flexibility and user convenience. You’ll never have to waste time sifting through Goodreads looking for a decent review again. We’ve made accessing good quality content easy, without sacrificing the conversation. The best way to push a movement is to talk about it. 

With OTTERSEYE, finding your next page turner is convenient and fun. The books that you’ll see on your feed will be highly relevant: most importantly, relevant to you. You’ll be able to see what your friends think of their latest finds, what your favourite author can’t wait to read next, and recommendations that are similar to what’s already on your bookshelf. 

Using OTTERSEYE allows you to: 

  • create your own profile, where you can publish statuses, book reviews, and curated lists with your followers 
  • make connections by following your friends 
  • follow your favourite authors, who can use the platform to share their newest spoilers or their current literary obsessions through profiles of their own 
  • easily discover new books, either through our app’s tag/filter system (which will allow for more specific, organised recommendations) or through your feed 
  • gain access to more detailed, descriptive book reviews with a new rating system that can better help you decide what to read next 
  • quickly identify books with the camera-to-barcode scanner, and save new titles to your bookshelf for easy access 
  • create and join book clubs, where you can chat live about the current reading list 
  • access the discussion forums, where posts can be as focused or as contemplative as you like; everything is free game
Or to sum up: 
  • provide a platform for in-depth discussion 
  • share and read alongside other book-lovers in bookclubs
  • provide better content than current social media sites eg. Twitter and Facebook that are filled with clickbaits and promo blog posts
  • follow authors to find their latest literary obsessions
  • Get book recommendations from other users (instead of Amazon ;) )

Budget:
  • 10% Kickstarter + Processing Fees
  • 5% Kickstarter Campaign
  • 5% Kickstarter Rewards + Shipping
  • 65% Coding
  • 5% Hosting
  • 10% Cushion
About us:
Marvin Cheung - Project Lead, designer
Liz Ellis - Consultant, blogger and book critic at http://theinsatiablecritic.blogspot.hk/ 


Risks and challenges

With a contract with a team of developers in place and the UI, delivering the app should not be very problematic. The real challenge is achieving scale, which is why we have been actively reaching out to authors. We would appreciate it if you would share our project!

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    1 Custom in-app sticker

    (+ all of the above) We all secretly want NSFW in-app stickers. Now you can request one. We won't feature it if it gets too inappropriate, but we'll send you the jpg file and have the graphic printed on a Valentine's Day card for your beloved :D #bestgiftever

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    Alpha access

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Funding period

- (30 days)