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-IceCreamZilla is a live World-wide "on-demand" ice cream service that allows you to request ice cream instantly through application or "app" for iPhone and Android devices. IceCreamZilla will have a huge network and variety of the best ice cream trucks, mobile ice cream vendors and even your local ice cream parlors that will be readily available 24/7 to deliver you the highest quality ice cream available in your city within 10 minutues or less in most cities; depending on live demand and availabilty. The service utilizes dispatch software to send you the nearest ice cream available to your location to provide fast delivery. IceCreamZilla will send you only high-quality, registered ice cream vendors that will satisfy your taste buds with delicious ice cold desserts.
About the IceCreamZilla tech team:
My name is Simon and I am a full time college student and entrepreneur changing the way we make, sell and deliver ice cream in today's modern and expanding world. My latest invention is the World's one and only BMW Ice Cream Motorcycle. Check it out: http://www.simonsicecreamcompany.com/ .My goal has been reached in gathering a sophisticated team of IT specialists and software geeks that have been working hard towards IceCreamZilla's birth so we can deliver a high quality product which will fulfill your expectations and beyond.
Funding and timeline:
-IceCreamZilla's blueprints have been carefully crafted from the ground up. Our very passionate and proud team are working around the clock to make sure that this project goes as planned and we hit the summer time launch date. The software engineering, data integration, coding, and final assembly of the really anticipated IceCreamZilla will be only possible through great backers like you and the rewards our team created. We are counting on great support from the Kickstarter community to change the way we eat ice cream throughout the World.
Beyond IceCreamZilla's goal:
If IceCreamZilla manages to skyrocket and reach above and beyond the set goal , it will enable IceCreamZilla to really exceed its full maximum potential while reaching the market by our set summer time deadline. IceCreamZilla can be supported by backers just like you through the awesome rewards that have been created by our team; check out the rewards section below :)
Super cool IceCreamZilla Rewards:
-IceCreamZilla's super awesome rewards are available exclusively to all loyal backers in our Kickstarter community. Our team has created ice cold delicious savings available to backers for your first requests of ice cream in your city which will let you test out and fall in love with IceCreamZilla (coolest new app on Earth)! Getting super savings and eating dessert at the same time while getting your ice cream delivered to you the "IceCreamZilla" way on a sunny day is way too cool.
-Each and every backer will get a special unique secure code custom to the type and amount of pledges that they have made. Savings codes will be sent to each IceCreamZilla backer individually as soon as the campaign ends. Make sure to not loose your code/s ; but just in case you you loose them we've got your back; our customer service will resend you a new one. By having these unique individual savings codes, we can insure there will be no confusion or abuse of code usage or sharing of any kind. Keep in mind you can't combine your codes in one order but you can back/get an unlimited amount of codes to use on as many orders as you wish before the project deadline. As soon as IceCreamZilla launches this summer, you can download IceCreamZilla absolutely free from Google Play/ Android Market or Apple App store/ ITunes , you can easily redeem your savings codes on the app after you sign up and are ready to order your delicious ice cream :)
- Most commonly asked questions and facts:
Can I request ice cream any where in the world?
-Yes! The IceCreamZilla "on demand" ice cream service will be available in every sub to major city worldwide. Just make sure you have access to wifi in order to have access to the app and all its features .
What will my Ice Cream options as far as type or flavors be?
This is the fun part. It will be unique to where you are located in the world. There will be a huge variety available in each and every city worldwide. Ranging from Gelato in Italy, Mochi in Japan, Dondurma in Turkey, and Kulfi in India just to name a few. There will also be frozen yogurt, novelties, soft serve, regular scooped ice cream all over the US. There will be an abundance of flavors available.
Will there be customer service available for IceCreamZilla ice cream vendor partners and customers?
-Yes, there will be an actual headquarters set up here in California to control, review markets, and provide premium customer service to make the IceCreamZilla fun and easy to use throughout the world.
Can the ice cream be delivered 24/7 ?
-Yes, at anytime that there is an ice cream truck/vendor is online on IceCreamZilla in your city, you can instantly have your dessert even after hours; ice cream available to you world-wide 24/7.
How do I pay for the ice cream?
-The service provides a no-cash-payment solution that charges your service requested directly to the credit card on file with your account connected to your account. IceCreamZilla is a very convenient and easy to use "cashless" service which makes it more efficient for both customers and vendors alike .
Who will deliver my ice cream?
-IceCreamZilla will have a huge network of local ice cream trucks, mobile ice cream vendors, and even local ice cream parlours that will be readily available on the app to deliver you the highest quality ice cream in your city.
How do I get my ice cream?
- The IceCreamZilla app will be available to download from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and the BlackBerry App World. Once you install the app to your device all you have to do is a quick sign up. To request ice cream to be delivered to you, simply pull out your smart phone, open the IceCreamZilla app, and press "Deliver My Ice Cream".
How will the ice cream vendor know where to deliver my treats?
-The IceCreamZilla app uses state of the art technology synced with your smart phones GPS to locate the exact location of where you are located or you can manually type the address you please and then the ice cream man/lady will see a map to your location on the IceCreamZilla app on their smart phone app.
What to expect once you order the ice cream?
You will be given an estimation on how long your ice cream truck/vendor will take to show up. If there is no vendor available, try again in a few minutes, as a vendor may have delivered other ice cream to customers and becomes available again. The IceCreamZilla app will provide you with the phone number and contact information of your selected vendor. You can use this to contact the ice cream vendor if you have any special considerations. And if you need to cancel your request, you will not be charged. Average delivery times vary by city, time, and amount of business.
What if it's winter in my city and it's cold?
-Ice cream on demand will be available throughout the 7 continents (excluding Antarctica) and in its many different climate zones and regions. Of course spring, summer, and fall will be the ideal times for ice cream. But it will also be possible to order ice cream in the cold months or winter time if there are ice cream trucks/vendors available in your area. And you are in luck if your city is in a mild climate zone with warm weather year-round or close to the equator. Those many many lucky cities will have the most readily available "on demand" ice cream trucks/vendors ready to deliver your ice cream with the touch of a button.
What will be the cost of the ice cream, delivery, and app?
-The ice cream will be priced in your currency according to your country in which you are in. The prices will vary from country to country depending on local current and live markets. Delivery charges will be minimal and included in the total cost of the actual ice cream. And best of all, the app is completely free to download and use. No payment processing, subscriptions or annual fees at all!
When will the IceCreamZilla be available to use and download?
-IceCreamZilla will be built from the ground up by professional IT specialists, computer software engineers and I combined in the fastest way possible with all the resources and technology available. We are planning to launch a beta test version within a couple weeks, and launch a final full-functioning IceCreamZilla app shortly after that. The plan is to launch IceCreamZilla just in time for summer !
Will there be other stuff besides ice cream available to order?
-Yes, some ice cream vendors will also have a huge variety of many different desserts ranging from candy to muffins and brownies as well as drinks.
Will there be IceCreamZilla for everything in the near future; besides ice cream?
-Definitely yes, IceCreamZilla is just the beginning in the fast growing communities throughout the world. "On-demand" services are a new stage in the technology field and make everyday tasks simpler, more convenient, and most importantly fun. Our team will look into expanding into other different on-demand services that are similar to the IceCreamZilla concept, we will keep you informed of any new projects that may come up, also feel free to give your thoughts and any ideas/suggestion that you may have about IceCreamZilla.
The Evolution of Ice Cream Ice cream's origins are known to reach back as far as the second century B.C., although no specific date of origin nor inventor has been undisputably credited with its discovery. We know that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. Biblical references also show that King Solomon was fond of iced drinks during harvesting. During the Roman Empire, Nero Claudius Caesar (A.D. 54-86) frequently sent runners into the mountains for snow, which was then flavored with fruits and juices. Over a thousand years later, Marco Polo returned to Italy from the Far East with a recipe that closely resembled what is now called sherbet. Historians estimate that this recipe evolved into ice cream sometime in the 16th century. England seems to have discovered ice cream at the same time, or perhaps even earlier than the Italians. "Cream Ice," as it was called, appeared regularly at the table of Charles I during the 17th century. France was introduced to similar frozen desserts in 1553 by the Italian Catherine de Medici when she became the wife of Henry II of France. It wasn't until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public. The Sicilian Procopio introduced a recipe blending milk, cream, butter and eggs at Café Procope, the first café in Paris.
Evolution of Ice Cream credited source: https://www.idfa.org/news-views/media-kits/ice-cream/the-history-of-ice-cream
-'ice cream' in Other Languages :)
Arabic: آيْسِ كْرِيـمْ
Brazilian Portuguese: sorvete
European Spanish: helado
German: Eis, Essen
Vietnamese: kem lanh
Risks and challenges
As a college student, business owner, and full time entrepreneur; I have a lot of experience with challenging concepts and risks. Any new idea, comes with its risks and challenges. I have gathered a team of IT specialists and software geeks that have been working hard towards IceCreamZilla's birth so we can deliver a high quality product which fulfills your expectations and beyond.
Our first priority is the reliability and longevity of our product, specifically all of the components that come into play with new tech start-ups like ours. We have planned out every detail and ready to tackle any new challenges.
Our technology will be developed, tested and able to work on all smartphones and devices that have access to wifi.
Our IceCreamZilla team has great experience with software and engineering and we are confident that we’ll be able to deliver a great product and overcome any other challenges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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