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About

The Bloomeez is the brainchild of co-creators Ali Kilmartin and Michelle Smith whose idea of 5 flower babies who travel the world and learn about it's natural beauty, creates a safe environment for children to learn.

First designed as a TV series they enlisted the help of a local producer Russ Taylor to help realise and develop the idea into a show. Russ produced the promo for the series and together they are pitching the idea to broadcasters and distributors in the UK. We feel there is a greater opportunity for preschoolers to learn and develop with downloadable apps for mobile and tablets. 

The Bloomeez app is story time scenario to be shared with an adult or read along. Each episode which we have already scripted will become a story in the app. Preschoolers will be able to interact with the story by tapping the screen to participate in the action of the story. It's a simple model used in other story time apps, except our stories take the Bloomeez all over the world where they meet adorable characters in beautiful places. Together they learn about the natural beauty of the world and different cultures.

You can find out more about the characters and stories in our Bible which can be found here - https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/bloomeez/THEBLOOMEEZ-BIBLE.pdf

So far we have funded the development of this project ourselves because we believe strongly in the benefits of education in the early stages and giving youngster a healthy understanding/respect for the planet we get to call home. Now we have run out of money and need to fund the creation of our first app.

Risks and challenges

Our Producer Russ Taylor has great experience developing applications for agencies and startups. His risk assessment for the project include:-

Delay and cost issues while developing the application.

Given that Russ has developed a number of high profile apps and games personally he feels confident that he can deliver this relatively simple application within time/budget. If it does overrun then he will keep going until the job is done. The only costs associated are with voiceover artists and designers, they have agreed to a fixed discounted rate for the work.

A buggy app.

No app is without it's problems, thats why we will have a beta testing stage. We hope donators will help with this process that's why we have a reward system that includes an early release so you can help us with testing. If you don't want to do that you don't have to. It's easy to opt out and we will test amongst our network of friends, family and their children. That adds up to a lot of testers :)

Not many downloads.

We're aware that an a good app can still fail to find an audience. So we will enlist the help of a social media company who has kindly agreed to give us a hand for the first six months gratis. They have a network of over 10,000 blogs of which a percentage are dedicated to families and preschoolers. We will put the app up for competitions, awards and reach out to networks such as NetMums. We'll try everything we can to get the message out there. If you know of any one who might be able to help please let us know.

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    Eternal Fame

    Your name added to the credits in our app with a special thank you. Of course you will also have our eternal love & gratitude x

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    Sneaky Peak

    A Beta version of the app will be sent to this special group of Sneaky Peakers. You can even feedback to us and help to improve the app before we launch.

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    Bloomeez Gang Membership

    Become a member of the Bloomeez Gang. You'll receive a monthly members only newsletter and special club membership offers, which include sneak peaks of the application and new story lines before they are released.

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    Exclusive Bloomeez Tees

    Choose 1 of our 5 exclusively designed Bloomeez character t-shirts.

    These items are only available to the Kick Starter project and include the motif "I Kick Started Bloomeez"

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    Splatterpilla's Reward

    Receive all of the rewards 1 - 4 plus a personalised signed photo or bday card from the Bloomeez.

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    Snap Dragon's Reward

    Receive the Splatterpilla's reward plus a special Bloomeez printed phone or tablet case.

    Choose from 1 of 5 special designs of your favourite Bloomeez to have on your phone or tablet.

    Only current models supported.

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    Girlybug Reward

    Receive the Snap Dragon's Reward plus a recorded personalised audio message from one of the Bloomeez characters.

    Do you want Gloria to sing you Happy Bday or even sing you softly to sleep. This reward will get you just that.

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    Rainbow Reward

    Girlybug Reward plus you will be immortalized as a character in one Bloomeez story.

    Tell us a bit about yourself and we will create a character based on your information. The character will become an integral part of the story. We will send you a digital print of your character with special thanks.

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Funding period

- (30 days)