Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
$22,198 pledged of $48,500 goal
backers
By Elizabeth & Scott Valins
$22,198 pledged of $48,500 goal
backers

About this project

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

We launched BabyBook as an idea in 2013. We’ve had great feedback and fantastic encouragement from our users. Unfortunately right as we launched, we lost a pregnancy and Liz was hospitalized for 72 days from complications. She miraculously survived, and we needed the whole year to get our family back on track.

During that year, IOS technology has evolved dramatically. Now BabyBook's code needs a massive overhaul to integrate with the new iPhones. So we've had to temporarily take it off the iTunes App Store.

However, in the hospital we made a promise to treasure life’s important moments. And we want to help others do the same. BabyBook can help every parent do this, and we want to make that happen.

We've taken our experience from last year and every ounce of feedback from our users... and redesigned the app from top to bottom. And it's FANTASTIC! But we need your help to start development because the medical bills have set us back. And we want to get this outstanding app back in your hands as soon as possible.

WHAT IS BABYBOOK!?

BabyBook by CanDoBaby! is an app that gives you a fun guide of countless milestones to track and record as your child grows, an easy way to pair these moments with photos, and best of all, the ability to create a beautiful keepsake — a professionally printed, hardcover baby book. …All without putting down your iPhone!

This video will show you how our BETA worked...

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

WHY WE BUILT BABYBOOK!

If you’re anything like us, your child has a baby book for remembering everything, but it’s still in the wrapper. You have thousands of great photos on your iPhone capturing his milestones and special moments, but you barely have time to share them, let alone organize them. And each time your baby does something exciting, though you tell yourself you’ll write the event and the date down later, you inevitably get too busy and forget... You’re not the only one who’s worried that your cherished memories will slip away, unrecorded and unshared.

PRESS BUZZ

Selected as One of "10 Apps to Help You Through Baby's First Year" - Mashable

"The best baby book apps for iOS..."Cool Mom Tech

"If you would like to create a valuable keepsake for your child, be sure to check out BabyBook by CanDoBaby!"The iPhone Mom

"BabyBook App is more than just another picture book app."Real Mom Reviews

WHAT OUR USERS SAY

“After 4 months with no success finding time to mark milestones in baby’s traditional baby book, I went searching for an app. Found a perfect answer! This fantastic app allows me to create beautiful pages and add comments, even in the dark at 4 am!” – Jfj827 

“I have so many pictures of my newborn on my iPhone and this makes organizing them a snap!” – Aggiestrope

“This app really helps to keep all the memories and baby’s firsts in order!” – Skully47

OUR DREAM AND MISSION...

CanDoBaby! is focused on pairing good design and smart technology to enrich and simplify the parenting experience. We know, as new parents, that your iPhone is always the one thing that's as close, if not closer to you, than your baby. There is a need for mobile applications that understand the constraints of new parents and help them save time. BabyBook is the first app launch by CanDoBaby!... but we're working on more!

OUR OUTSTANDING TEAM

The CanDoBaby Team!
The CanDoBaby Team!

We're a dream team of entrepreneurial designers and developers. But first and foremost, we're all parents. We understand what constraints new parents have, and how they look to their smartphones for solutions. And we can swaddle like nobody's business.

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL GO TOWARDS

This Kickstarter will allow us to tackle the following goals:

• Update BabyBook to incorporate our BETA users' feedback

• Upgrade the code to integrate with iOS8

• Make the app workflow even simpler than before, saving a lot of time for parents!

• Allow users to also work with the app when they're offline (subways, etc...)

• Launch internationally (28 countries including): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

THE BUDGET

Our campaign goal is $48,500. We have strategically narrowed down this budget, and sourced fair bids. We've already built a lot in the BETA stage — and we need your help to make it to the finish line. The breakdown is as follows:

iOS Development: $32,500

Backend (Server) Development: $16,000

All of our personal efforts will be donated. We will receive NO compensation from this Kickstarter.

Risks and challenges

We have the team in place, and we're ready to go. We launched the Beta of BabyBook in 2013 to a great welcome from the community. We've had the whole year to gather insight from our users — and learn from our initial mistakes.

We've mapped out an astonishingly simple and helpful new version of BabyBook by CanDoBaby!.

We are ready and extremely excited to tackle this challenge.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

    All across the US, Europe & even as far away as Australia we've heard your encouraging words. With the slightest support from our extensive list of fans - We'll be back swaddling millions in a matter of weeks.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    UNDYING LOVE + A LIMITED EDITION STICKER

    We’ll send you a CanDoBaby! Milestone sticker featuring the witty milestones from the app. (ie: "Who says books are not for eating?", "One cardboard box. So many possibilities.", "Me in music class. What a delicious tambourine.") They're perfect for trading, closing a diaper in a pinch, or plastering on (only the nicest of) furniture. Your name will also be added on the supporters page of our website!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    27 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    ABOVE + A FREE BABY BOOK!

    We’ll send you a code for a free 30 page BabyBook by CanDoBaby!. As soon as the app is live, you can dive in!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    57 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    ABOVE + BE AN EARLY BETA TESTER

    We'll loop you in during development, and send you a 'preview' app to test before it's launched! Our user's feedback is invaluable to us — and you'll be helping us shape the final product!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    27 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    ABOVE + A LIMITED EDITION CANDOBABY! "Very. Big. Deal." T-SHIRT FOR YOUR KIDDO! Leave all those other strollers in the dust. These tees are guaranteed to be the hit on the playground.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    ABOVE + 2 ADDITIONAL FREE BABYBOOKS! + 2 ADDITIONAL T-SHIRTS FOR THE KIDS.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    ABOVE + A CUSTOM DESIGNED LUXURY PHOTO BOOK!

    We will lay out a luxury edition, 8.5" x 11" fabric bound photo book with up to 50 images of your choice. They can be of babies, cats or your antique tongue depressor collection. You name it. Award winning book jacket & publication designer (Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Random House, Harper Collins...), aka — our very own Elizabeth — will personally make you a large coffee table keepsake.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    ABOVE + A BRUNCH DATE. You and the winged chariot you came in on can come on over! A brunch playdate with Elizabeth, Scott & Lucia to discuss the project, goals and future of CDB!. Lucia makes killer scrambled eggs (yes, she'll wash her hands first). Liz and I will brew the coffee. TriState Area Only. Elsewhere... we'll have to discuss.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (37 days)