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Introducing Wacky. Make your kids do more than just chores.

I'm Matthew, a 13-year old who's creating an app that changes the way kids and parents approach chores. Join us, and be Wackier today.

Introducing Wacky. Make your kids do more than just chores.

I'm Matthew, a 13-year old who's creating an app that changes the way kids and parents approach chores. Join us, and be Wackier today.

$310
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 5 2015 2:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Welcome to Wacky.

Wacky motivates kids to go above and beyond.

Hi I'm Matthew. (This Kickstarter is under my mom's name because I'm a minor, but I'm still the one writing.) I'm a 13-year-old living in California, and I want to introduce you to Wacky, an app to make your children want to do chores. I've designed all the graphics and created the foundation for something only you can make better. But before that, let's talk about me. 

When I was younger, my mom would make and print pretend dollars called "WackyBucks." She would give them to me for cleaning my room, doing the dishes, vacuuming, or reading. She would buy little toys from here and there and put them in a closet, and call that closet "MagicLand." After I had accumulated a good amount of Wacky Bucks, she would take me on a trip to MagicLand to choose the toys I wanted, for the prices she had set. It made me actually want to do chores because I knew if I did those chores and saved a little, I would get something in return. She would additionally reward me with WackyBucks if I was extra good or showed more effort to be good, or I didn’t put up a fuss when things didn’t go my way. Fast forward to today, and I've designed all the screens myself and using a few icons from the web and I'll I need is a little help.

Our app icon (Click to see our website)
Our app icon (Click to see our website)

And this was why I wanted to (with the support of my mom) share this with other parents and kids, because not only did I learn money management skills, decision-making tools, and that doing chores will reap benefits, I learned that doing more and being a good human being goes a long way. So while there are a few competitors, no other competitors in chore-logging apps have incentivized doing more, and I think that’s the most important thing to teach kids like me.

Click to see our website!
Click to see our website!

Wacky is an app where children are rewarded with WackyBucks for doing "jobs" that parents determine the value of. Children can also forfeit WackyBucks for doing bad things: misbehaving, fighting, or putting up an attitude. WackyBucks are redeemable in the family "shop" for items that the parents set, i.e., more screen time, new clothes, a new album, anything really. But the special thing about Wacky is not only do parents have full control, it allows them to choose if they should award more WackyBucks for a job well done. 

What's also really cool is that if a child wants something big, let's say an iPad Mini, they can get that iPad Mini (if the parents so choose), for a discounted price, further incentivizing saving and money management skills.

Wacky is not only a chore chart, that would be too boring. Wacky is a way for Proud Parents to use the power of technology to create something spectacular. Wacky not only incentivizes doing things like chores, reading, homework, but allows parents to reward good deeds, so children want to go above and beyond by doing more than just a chore.

Enough talk about the technicals, let's see how it works!

When first opening the app you are given the choice of parent or child. The child screen is a simple pin code login, the third screen shows an example of how the balance screen would look. 

Alternatively the app can take on this look too: 

Adult's part of the app:

Parent screens are easily discernible from kids' screens because the "A" in Wacky is filled in, and it's shown with Perry the Panda.

Our app icon demonstrated in multiple outside of app settings, with an easy clean and discernible look. It's geared towards being recognizable.

Our best deal is the Impatient Package. You get everything early, a thank-you note, your name in the app credits, two full versions of the app, a personalized certificate with writing from me, and much much more.

Stretch Goals #1, 2, 3, and 4:

Wacky Character Mode (Stretch Goal #4-1500 backers):

Build, grow, and change with your character.

An easi(er) way to use Wacky.

alternative view (final look may differ) background image courtesy of http://www.vecteezy.com/vector-art/63066-jungle-plants
alternative view (final look may differ) background image courtesy of http://www.vecteezy.com/vector-art/63066-jungle-plants

I can't do this by myself. Even will all the Wacky Bucks in the world I couldn't pay for all that I need. I need your help and your support to make my dream happen. Thank you for your time, and I hope you join me on a truly wacky journey. (Also I'm 13 and short on cash, so I'm in a pickle if I wanted to fund this on my own.)

Technical Stuff:

 
 
A brief timeline.
A brief timeline.

Risks and challenges

One challenge we might face is not being able to get the app on time. If this is the case and we run into coding, design, or funding issues, the latest the app will be pushed back to is January of 2016.

Another challenge is the fact that kids might be too attached to the reward or material goal, so we've come up with Competition mode. Competition mode is a way for parents and siblings to compete with their kids in a weekly race to do the most chores.

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    Be the first to see... well, everything.

    + Handwritten thank you
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    + Your name in the app certifying you were one of the 1st people to fund!
    + Wacky thank-you certificate with your family's name on it
    + "We're a Wacky family" magnet
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    WackySilver Package

    + Custom WackyDrive (that's a flash drive with the Wacky logo on it)
    + Your name on the Silver Funders list in the App credits section
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    + Wacky thank-you certificate with your family's name on it
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    WackyGold Package

    + Handwritten thank you
    + Wacky tote bag to carry your wacky stuff
    + Custom WackyDrive (that's a flash drive with the Wacky logo on it)
    + Your name on the Gold Funders list in the app credits section
    + Priority access to all beta versions of the app
    + Your name in the app certifying you were one of the 1st people to fund!
    + Wacky thank-you certificate with your family's name on it
    + "We're a Wacky family" magnet
    + WackyBuck digital file for you to personalize with your child's picture
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    WackyPlatinum Package

    + Name a character for the app! -- no matter how wacky (as long as it's kid-appropriate), you get to name one of the Wacky characters (3 lucky backers get their own pet/character idea personally designed by Wacky!)

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