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Simon CanningBy Simon Canning
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Simon CanningBy Simon Canning
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NZ$ 10
pledged of NZ$ 173,000pledged of NZ$ 173,000 goal
1
backer
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 1 2014 8:33 AM UTC +00:00

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CanLucidDream is a Windows application to help in the art of lucid dreaming. CanLucidDream uses text to speech in combination with audio files and user created objects in order for the user to create their own dream experience. This experience is then played back via headphones whilst asleep or at anytime during the day to incubate the lucid dream.

Some of the professional text to speech voices that I want to include in the application cost over $140,000 a year as well as the money required to setup the online databases for people to share their dream experiences.

The first version of the application has already been developed, but the funds to include the professional text to speech voices and databases have not. This is the reason for the Kickstarter campaign for this application.

The voices that come with Windows and the .NET framework work well, but I would like to include some other voices from some online companies.

Here is a listing of the application features:

Create the following objects to play; DreamScripts, Schedules, Schedule Items, ScheduleLists, ScheduleList Items, Sounds, Waits.

Use the following lucid dreaming techniques; Wake then back to bed, Cycle adjustment technique, Count technique.

All objects can be packaged into a compressed archive to share with other users.

I am wanting to setup an online database for users to upload and download objects created in the application.

Timeline:

After this project is funded, the databases and subscriptions for the voices should be all setup in under a month and the software will then be released.

What are the steps that I plan to take to develop the software?

The software has already been developed in a working form. All that needs to be done now is to create the database, create the database objects and integrate the professional voices into the application.

Release date:

The application should be released in the first quarter of 2014. 

Risks and challenges

There are no major risks or challenges for the project. The application has been developed already. The application will be able to be downloaded from the www with access to the voices. This is a software application and as such will not need to be delivered by mail.

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