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$1,552
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 18 2013
$1,552
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 18 2013

About

Scope of This Project

This project will be built in two parts. Open T-Net will be the core of the application, and Plus Three will be the first application ever built on top of Open T-Net.

This project has two goals:

  • To release the Open T-Net platform to the public for free.
  • To get Plus Three to the end of the beta process.


Open T-Net

Open T-Net will be directed to web and game developers that want to add dynamic 3D mapping to their application. The license is free to use for open source, educational, or even commercial products. We want Open T-Net to launch a whole new generation of visualization software, and we want your help to make that happen.

Plus Three

Plus Three will be software for anyone who owns or manages a website. It will allow anyone to visualize how their site is organized, and it will do it in 3D. This will give website owners a way to easily see changes, broken or misleading links, or even hacks in time to correct them before they cause a problem.

Live Demo

If you are interested in exploring a live demo, you can find one here. You can see how the software runs on any computer from within the web browser, and you can see how useful it can be to view this information in 3D. You'll just have to imagine, however, that this is your domain being mapped.

If you haven't seen it by now, this would be a great time to watch the video. It gives you an excellent idea of how this software will look.

What Does Beta Access Mean?

Everyone who becomes a backer at the $15 level or higher gets access to the beta of Plus Three and to the private developer's forum. This means that you will be given a special account that lets you use the software before it is released to the public. Your feedback will help determine how Plus Three develops, and will have a huge effect on how Plus Three and Open T-Net look and feel by the end of this project.

We might give out keys to existing beta accounts that will let you invite your friends as well, but the only way to get into the beta will be to back this project or to be invited by someone who did.

So How Much Will Plus Three Cost?

Over the course of this Kickstarter project Plus Three will only be available to users who have beta access. Once the beta phase of Plus Three is completed this project will be over and Plus Three will be released.

Plus Three will be a free download after release. Anyone who was part of the beta will be grandfathered in with a basic account. The basic account will make a picture of your website, the links between pages, and the links going out. As time goes on, any changes you make will be updated at our server's convenience. In order to insure that any changes you make to your site will be detected, some form of regular scanning package is recommended.

You can also upgrade your account with advanced scanning. The advanced scanning will cost $30 per year and will allow you to pick 3 pages for the web crawlers to focus on. This will keep track of the pages you pick and also all the pages they are connected to on a daily basis. You can pick the same page (like your homepage) more than once and it will just increase the amount of that page's surroundings that are kept up to date.

Lastly, there will be power user scanning that will cost $100 per yer and give you 10 places to focus on, so you can really get a wide view of what is going on in all your favorite parts of the internet. This will also come with advanced power user tools.

We have no plans to offer lifetime scanning after the close of this Kickstarter project.

What Will These Applications Do, Exactly?

Open T-Net

  • Provides a foundation that other programmers can expand on.
  • Parses data that has been gathered about domains and webpages.
  • Organizes that data into coherent structures.
  • Displays the resulting map using 3 zoom levels.

Plus Three

  • Uses Open T-Net as its core.
  • Keeps track of your site, the sites it links to, and the sites that link to it.
  • Allows you to instantly spot any broken links on your site.
  • Helps you to plan your site's structure and see which elements still need to be added.
  • Provides you with a tutorial to help you get started with Plus Three.
  • Provides you with a whole new way of looking at and developing your site.
  • The more focus you assign to a page the more often that page and the pages it is connected to will be crawled.


Will I Have to Change My Site?

Plus Three will not require that you change your website in any way to make a map. It will work regardless of what platform you use, what server you host on, or what flavor of cake you like to eat.*

This is an important part. $60,000 is the minimum amount we need to create Open T-Net and Plus Three. The more we can exceed that minimum by, the more features we can have in Plus Three when we release it.

Trinary Software believes that the best products don't merely satisfy the needs and desires of the community, but also improve that community in some tangible way.

We feel that the internet is large and complex enough that the only way to truly conceptualize it is in 3D. Unfortunately, there are very few tools out there that can do anything like what we are doing here. An investor would call that an opportunity to corner the market, but we would prefer to see it as a chance to release something new for the community. In other words, without Kickstarter there would be no Open T-Net.

Risks and challenges

In order to complete this project we will have to increase the size of our team. Finding the right people can be hard, and while we feel we are up to the challenge, too much trouble in this area could result in delays to our release date. We are very committed to producing this software.

If we run out of money for whichever reason we will have to reduce the size of our team, but even then we will continue to work on this project until we can get it done and get your rewards to you.

* The cake may be a lie.

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    BECOME INVOLVED. You will receive project updates and news on how Open T-Net and the Plus Three are progressing.

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    BETA ACCESS. Get exclusive access to the beta of Plus Three for the entire time that Plus Three remains in beta, and help Open T-Net get off the ground. This includes access to the private developer's forum. Your opinion matters, we need you!

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    EARLY BIRD ACCOUNT. $5 off for helping us get started! Beta access, plus 5 years of advanced scanning with Plus Three once this project is finished and Plus Three is released. 5 years is like a lifetime on the internet!

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    ACCOUNT WITH SCANNING. Access to the beta, plus 5 years of advanced scanning with Plus Three once this project is finished and Plus Three is released. 5 years is like a lifetime on the internet! This will cost $25/year after release so that alone is a $125 value. Not too shabby..

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    EARLY BIRD POWER USER. Thanks for helping us get started! Beta Access, plus 5 years of power user scanning with Plus Three once this project is finished and Plus Three is released. Power users get to track a larger portion of the internet. This will cost $100/year after release.

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    POWER USER. Beta access, plus 5 years of power user scanning with Plus Three once this project is finished and Plus Three is released. Power users get to track a larger portion of the internet. This will cost $100/year after release.

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    LIFETIME SCANNING. Access to the beta, plus advanced scanning for life with Plus Three once this project is finished and Plus Three is released.

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    LIFETIME POWER USER. So you want it all? Here is access to the beta and power user scanning that just keeps going and going. WARNING: Select this tier with caution, this may be too much power for one person.

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    YOUR SITE HERE. A full color, artist quality poster of your site the way it looks in Plus Three shipped right to your door. Plus, a new poster shipped to you one year after the first, and then another a year later! Also, everything in the power user tier.

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    CORPORATE. We will make a special front end for Plus Three that will look and feel like it is either from your company or it is your own, personal software. This will come with 50 accounts that you can give out that will use your personalized look and feel, and a dozen beta access accounts.

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    TUTORIAL. We will use YOUR WEBSITE in the Plus Three introductory tutorial. Everyone who learns to use Plus Three will learn on your site. The tutorial will remain a part of the software for as long as both your site and Plus Three remain up. NOTE: The site used must be appropriate. No overly political, religious, pornographic, violent, illegal, or otherwise controversial sites will be allowed. If there is any doubt, contact us before selecting this tier. This also includes everything in the power user tier.

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Funding period

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