"Why can't we do Version Two for less? I know somewhere that will do a mobile app for " ... I've had this asked a few times since in the past couple weeks so I thought I'd explain ...
The Divine Feminine App is a computer app (not just a mobile app). It integrates a couple different SQL databases along with specifically designed software so that YOU can not only add your Circles and Events but also FIND Circles and Events by you ...
Yes, you can do 'mobile apps' rather inexpensively these days and even do them yourself BUT these are 'templates' (similar to free Wordpress websites) that do only certain things in certain ways.
When I was designing the Divine Feminine App - and I spent months working with a UX designer to do so, we were about 60% through what looked a whole lot more like Version Two. And I was seeing just how complicated all of this is, every 'feature' has to be thought out, well integrated, simplified ... it's a lot like going in to a complicated maze, you find yourself staring at a wall and then have to retrace your steps ... anyhow, we were about 60% done, and I went to the developer to get an idea of costs.
They came back with an estimate of 900 hours to develop it. 900. At $25/hr (and that is rock bottom pricing for development), that's $22,500 just for the development. Not including design, servers, licenses, fees, etc etc etc.
So we had to go back to the drawing board and we came up with a simplified version that became the current Version of The Divine Feminine App.
And yes, it works now, but there is not a whole lot of reason to keep going back to the App so that it needs to be more interactive to draw more women in order to connect more women ... hence Version Two.
And $19,000 less the kickstarter fees, the reward costs, the shipping, etc ... is actually quite a bargain for the end result.
The bottom line is ... if this were that easy, it would have already been done. ;)