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inform8r– The Business-First App that Bridges the Gap Between One-to-One Communication and Social Media

Meet inform8r, a brand new, business-first app that will revolutionize the way your public receives messages from you. The first business-first messaging app is perfect for any business or group leader, from small-scale or colossal, to reach their public in an entirely new, cleaner, less-cluttered way. 

inform8r allows you to set up closed groups of any size to send out messages without using social media, without giving up your personal information or requesting personal info from recipients. 

Simple, clean messaging that doesn’t rob you of your time or your personal information.

Inform8r can help any business or group manager, like…

  • a small business that wants to inform your customers of a sale
  • a teacher sending a note to your students (and you don’t want to use social media and aren’t sure if they’ll actually check their email)
  • an event organizer keeping your audience up to date
  • a coach letting his team know about training
  • a business owner or manager letting staff know about a meeting
  • a fitness or yoga instructor letting their students know about the next class
  • a musician telling fans about a forthcoming gig
  • a food truck announcing 50% off chili dogs from 4-6pm that day
  • or, on a bigger scale, a local shopping mall announcing a holiday sale to thousands of customers, or a software company taking preorders for a new video game

Why is inform8r the ideal messaging app for businesses?

  • minimum data needed to create an account (inform8r doesn’t need your personal data)
  • extremely easy to use with multilingual support (10 languages and counting)
  • respect for the anonymity of members
  • discretion among members guaranteed
  • extremely easy to subscribe and share using QR codes  
  • no fiddly confirmations whatsoever to subscribe to a group
  • 100% assurance that everyone receives the messages sent out
  • message scheduling supported 
  • time-sensitive messaging logic (members only see what is relevant to them RIGHT NOW)
  • self-cleaning groups, which means no archiving
  • only active/relevant data is shown to your members (if a message was relevant only until yesterday, we don’t show it today)
  • no replies to the whole group, only to the sender, which means no clutter
  • get instant feedback from your members
  • your group member’s count shows your REAL members only
  • GDPR compliant
  • no personal data stored

The Problem for Businesses Messaging

Social media scrambles for users’ attention and is dizzying in the amount of info and ads and notices it throws at us. Messages get lost. Email can be good, but most of us get so many emails, that we race through them, and often lose track of the important—or we don’t check our email in time. With inform8r, there’s finally a messaging app that complies with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), because it never asks for personal information. This means that you, and your audience, can feel entirely comfortable using it.

The Business Messaging Solution

You need to inform your audience. You want to be sure they’ll see the message and give it their full attention. Social media isn’t the answer, nor are emails. inform8r is the better way forward.


The Problem for Users

 We spend an average of anywhere from 2-9 hours a day on social media. That can mean over 100 days per year! While it can be fun, it can also feel like it's taking over our lives. And yet being a part of it can be necessary.
 

What if there was a way to reach all the people who are important to you? This is crucial for any organizer of events, leaders of groups, business managers and many others--anyone who needs to reach a specific group of people. What if you could do this in a non-invasive way, sending and receiving only the information you absolutely need, without getting caught up in the web of social media? What if you could spend less time staring into your phone and more time embracing life, while still resting assured that you are connected to all the messages that are important to you? Now you can. The answer is inform8r
 

The Users’ Solution

inform8r is an entirely new type of messaging app, one that is aimed at organizers, managers, and anyone who has to reach out to a specific group of people to provide them with information. This app never asks for or retains your personal information. It is a pure way to communicate with exactly the people you want to communicate with, with none of the clutter. Clean communication, clean messaging, that's what inform8r is all about.
 

  
A cleaner, more streamlined alternative to messaging apps like Viber, WhatsApp and Messenger
   With inform8r, there are no group replies and no comments. It is just a clean messaging system. It is more powerful and useful for organizers and managers than other apps, like Viber and WhatsApp. It is quick and easy to make groups of any size, with all members “BCCed,” for privacy and functionality. It is a one-way messaging system in which the manager can send out necessary messages in a clean manner.  This sounds cool, but ...
 

How does it work? Find out here 

 The App lets you write and edit your message in a few simple steps, create and segment your audience according to your needs, sort your audience into groups for a more targeted distribution, create one message and distribute it repeatedly, get feedback on your message instantly…

   A group organizer invites members via their emails or MMS by scanning a QR code. The organizer can then send out messages to all group members. Only the organizer (and other group members he can allow to send out messages) can see who is in the group. This guarantees privacy.
 

 Group members receive these messages instantly but can only respond directly to the group organizer(like replying to an event). This eliminates the often annoying frequency of messages pinging into your phone when a group of thirty friends keep messaging and everyone in the group receives every message, even if the content is not intended for all. That’s the crucial difference between inform8r and existing messaging apps, which are perfectly good (like Viber, Whatsapp and Messenger) but different and not quite as good at what inform8r can do.
 

A group organizer invites members via their emails or MMS by scanning a QR code. You can share a group’s QR code or group’s content to social media or simply make the group public, so it can be found inside the app.
A group organizer invites members via their emails or MMS by scanning a QR code. You can share a group’s QR code or group’s content to social media or simply make the group public, so it can be found inside the app.

 Features 

What makes inform8r unique?

 
A word from the inventor 

Hi, my name is Kristjan Marin, and I am the founder and inventor of inform8r. A few years ago, I realized that I was spending far too much time on social media. While I still enjoy using it, I felt like it was taking over my life and I was growing too reliant on it, looking at my phone more than I was living life. I wanted to come up with some sort of solution that would provide the benefits of being in touch with the people I need to be in touch with, but that felt less invasive into my engagement with the real world. That's when I came up with inform8r.
Man has invented languages and media channels to share thoughts and communicate ideas. The world today, however, is cluttered with messages and to find relevant information and be heard is not an easy task. No matter what you do for a living, whether you are an entrepreneur, an artist or a teacher, there is always some relevant audience out there with which you would like to communicate. If you need to say something to one person or are in the same physical location as your audience (at an office, for instance), then there is no problem. But if you are trying to reach hundreds or thousands of people who would like to hear from you, well, that is a completely different story.

Every significant discovery in human history has been made with a solution to a certain problem in mind. I have many interests and I've used many Social Media platforms — it’s always frustrating to have to browse through numerous selfies and food pictures when you would just like to see if your favorite brand has something new for you. If I’m a fan of a certain product or service, I want to be spoken to directly and without being forced to jump through hoops for them. And if I have something important to share with my clients, I wouldn’t like to send them messages one by one and waste time that could be spent improving solutions I’m working on with them. And that’s exactly what we are trying to achieve with the inform8r.
 

Why we need your help 

It’s important to me that inform8r be free of charge. I didn’t design it to make money, but with a genuine desire to help free people from their smartphones, while letting them still feel connected with what’s important. I’ve invested my last four years in this project, with thousands of hours of time and energy, not to mention a whole lot of my own money. I’d like to keep inform8r free, but I need some help to do so. That’s why I’m turning to you, to ask for your support.


 Ways inform8r can be used 

Imagine that your children's field trip at school will result in pickup delayed by two hours. With a touch of a button, the teacher can let all the parents know and be 100% certain that the messages will be received. Imagine a business manager who needs to communicate with all the people in his department, quickly and with certainty. How about a soccer team’s coach who needs to cancel practice and wants to get the message out to all 25 team members? Or on a bigger scale, imagine a marketing department manager for a multinational company who wants to send a promotional message or coupon to several thousand interested clients, but wants to do so in a discreet way that will not get lost in the tidal wave of information that overwhelms us in social media apps? 


inform8r is perfect for sending out instant messages to groups that you are organizing. It’s great for

  •  small businesses who wish to inform their customers
     
  • teachers who wish to inform parents of their students
     
  • coaches who wish to inform their team members
     
  • event organizers who wish to inform their audiences
     
  • marketing directors or publicists who wish to inform the media or customers
  • business centers who wish to inform their clients or tenants
  • fitness instructors who wish to inform their participants
  • business owners and CEOS who wish to inform their staff
  • chefs who wish to place orders on produce and ingredients
  • food trucks which wish to inform fans of a 2-for-1 deal on hot dogs
  • and so much more! 

 inform8r can do all this and more, more cleanly, efficiently, privately and easily than existing messaging apps.
   Wait, this is so cool, why is it free? It’s important to the inventor, Kristjan, that inform8r is free to all. But in order to make it free and keep it free, we need a little help from you.
 

See how all began in 2014 ...

Tech Specs 

inform8r is already available in a beta version on AppStore & Google Play and has been thoroughly tested for both Android and Apple smartphones. A desktop version, geared towards mass messaging for businesses and marketing, is a future goal. The app works beautifully, so we’re about 90% there, nearly ready for prime-time!
 

We Need Your Help

We’re 90% there, but we need a little help to make inform8r a reality that…and this is the most important part…will be free for everyone. At the moment, we put so much time and personal finance into developing the app, that we would need to charge for it in order to climb out of the red and to get our credit cards out of hock.

   We need a bit of capital to get back into the black and that will allow us to make inform8r free for all. That’s why we’re asking for your help.

 
What Do You Get 

In exchange for backing a worthy project, you get to be the first in the world with this amazing app. You will also get additional benefits that will never be available after the Kickstarter campaign.

 
Planned timeline 

Case study

In order to test how inform8r works in practice, we prepared a case study in Maribor, the second-largest city in Slovenia (population around 100,000). Inform8r is at its best when a concentration of people and businesses put this new, free group messaging app to work. 

    The case study included a large percentage of Maribor’s population, including:

  •  FC Maribor (football club with 20,000 fans)
  •  BMW Selmar (with 10,000 customers)
  •  The Pohorje Region Tourist board, which welcomes more than 180,000 tourists per year
  •  Cultural centre Narodni dom Maribor (over 2220 events & 380.000 visitors per year)
  • Two major political groups have showen interest(with more then 30,000 members)
     

In addition to this large constituency, other groups included:

  •  Gurmanski hram (a catering company which feeds students from 5 high schools, with minimum of 1500 meals per day)
  •  Jack & Joe Steak House (with hundreds of customers)
  •  INSA - A local real estate agency 
  •  TopPower STUDIO - a local fitness studio (with hundreds of members)

After using inform8r regularly for more than a month, the verdict was in: it is a better way forward, a cleaner way to send messages out and a preferable way of receiving them. The recipients focused more attention on each message, whether it was from the local football team announcing a rally or discount on tickets, or a yoga teacher letting her group know that the session would begin a half hour later that day), since it is not coming in the midst of a tidal wave of other things, as messages and ads do on social media).

The users were pleased that the app does not require or use any personal information, so there were no privacy concerns (which can be a big problem with social media). It’s ideal in this world of GDPR and when one’s goal is to spend less time looking at a screen, but to feel secure that you’re not missing anything important.

Inform8r really works and has already won over a city of over 100,000 people. It’s a cleaner, better way to send and receive messages, without personal information, and without social media. How can it change your world for the better?

Our team  

 
In Conclusion 

You want to receive only the information you want to receive. Sounds so obvious as to not be worth mentioning, right? Well, just about every means of communication, from social media to mailing lists, wants to harvest as much information about you, personal information, as they can. They want to sell this information so other people can reach you, people or companies you didn’t actually sign up to hear from, or to send you whatever they want to send you, most of which you don’t want to receive. Digital life can feel cluttered, clogging up your thoughts, bombarding your senses. inform8r lets you take back control.
 

Get the information you want without giving away your personal data, and with zero risk of receiving data or ads or messages you didn’t sign up for. Clean communication, just the way you want it.

Thank you so much for your time, attention and support. As we say in Slovenia: Hvala (aka “Thank you!”)

More info : https://www.inform8r.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inform8r

 
Sneak peak: inform8r PRO 

 We know what you’re thinking. inform8r sounds great, but I’ve got a portfolio with hundreds of clients, or multiple groups to manage (like several sports teams or a dozen classes at an elementary school) and doing it all on a phone sounds tricky. Not to worry, we’ve got plans to keep you covered. inform8r PRO will be the next step for power users who either plan to use inform8r for business, such as marketing promotions, or for larger-scale messaging, for example a football league manager who needs to contact referees and teams, or headmaster of a school, who needs to contact many classes.

inform8r PRO, available in a desktop version, will facilitate larger-scale messaging in many ways.

  •  manage multiple groups easily and smoothly -post a single message to multiple groups at once with our “write-once post-to-many” technology
  • spread out your working area on your desktop, to drag and drop and import data files with contacts easily
  • unlimited number of groups created (the phone version supports 5 at a time)
  • purchase internal app advertising targeting specific group types
  • use GPS location technology to advertise content within the app
  • equip your groups with “Beacon” technology for in-house or external use (special group only in PRO)
  • support multilingual messaging, so you write a message in one language and it will be sent to your group members in their preferred language 

  All this and more in inform8r PRO. Coming as part of a Kickstarter stretch goal. 
 

Risks and challenges

We know you’re supposed to have a “risks and challenges” section to your Kickstarter page, but we’re comfortable stating that there basically are no risks, and few challenges. The app is 90% done, extensively tested in a beta version, and works beautifully. Heck, it even looks cool (at least, we think so). The biggest risk is that we know other companies will take one look at inform8r and start making their own copycat version of the app or introduce its functionality into their pre-existing apps. It happens, and we get it. A good idea is a good idea.

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    You’re our TOP SUPPORTER and you already know how inform8r will help you grow your business and ease your lifestyle. To show you our appreciation, we’ll not only give you unlimited access to inform8r Pro for a period of 6 months , we’ll even throw in a voucher toward future advertising on our platform for an equivalent value to whatever you pledge. So pledge 1000, get a voucher for 1000! And we will even show your name on our web page under TOP SUPPORTERS, so everyone (web&mobile) can see it and recognize our appreciation for your enormous support.(*)

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