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AlphapodBy Alphapod
First created
AlphapodBy Alphapod
First created
AU$ 4,392
pledged of 15 000 AU$ pledged of 15 000 AU$ goal
69
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 22 2015 2:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

*UPDATE*

We realize that details about the 1-Year Subscription in the following reward tiers may've been a little unclear:

  • THREE SIXTY FIVE
  • STICKY SITUATION
  • ARTSY FARTSY
  • COFFEEHOLICS
  • PROTECT YOUR TECH
  • SWAG BAG
  • ASK MY ANYTHING
  • SUPER SWAG BAG
  • LUNCH BUNCH
  • SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERCLASS
  • WRITING MASTERCLASS
  • SPEAK

Just to be clear, the 1-Year Subscription works on both iOS and Android! In addition to the Android app we also plan to build a new cross-platform login system for your devotional content. So it won't matter which platform you subscribed on, you'll simply be able to login in the app and get your up-to-date devotions on any iOS or Android device!

Your Kickstarter pledge includes a 15% discount off an annual subscription and your purchase will work if you're a brand new subscriber, an existing monthly subscriber, or if you're renewing your annual subscription.

Remember, all of this will only be possible if our Kickstarter project reaches its goal! In addition to pledging towards the campaign (THANK YOU x1000!) we'd really love need if you could tell your friends about the project!

Much love to you all... and many thanks to all the supporters so far! ❤ ❤ ❤

What is DVO?

DVO is an iOS mobile app that offers honest and personal daily devotions, thoughts and conversations around God, faith and life. The real stuff.

It’s with you all the time, on your device ready for you to read and engage, any time, any place.

DVO features beautiful typographical artwork inspired by the Bible, faith and life
DVO features beautiful typographical artwork inspired by the Bible, faith and life

With beautifully designed scriptures and quotes, along with a fluid and easy to use interface, it’s easy to share with your friends or on your social media platforms at the tap of a button.

What started small as a personal project just over two years ago, has grown into an incredible world wide community. We’ve been humbled and thankful to have reached over 250,000 people from the our tiny living room on the East Coast of Australia.

Here are just some of the wonderful testimonies we read every day:

Wonderful testimonials from DVO users
Wonderful testimonials from DVO users

About us

Hey guys! We're Jesse and Lizzy Milani from Australia.
Hey guys! We're Jesse and Lizzy Milani from Australia.

DVO is a divine mash up of PocketFuel; A husband and wife team (of which I am the wife) and the amazing folks at Alphapod; who work on the technical and visual logistics of this app, who are passionate about discovering God in the everyday of life, and helping others do the same. We started PocketFuel some years ago through Instagram; designing pictorial scriptures and writing short devotions. It’s been a crazy and incredible journey, and along with Alphapod, we are so thankful for you all and for how DVO has been used to help people wake up to the love of God all over the world. Including in our hearts and lives along the way.

Lizzy at work
Lizzy at work

We’ve grown and learned heaps over the past few years, with much more to come. Each of our daily notations are inspirations, thoughts, ideas and conversations about God, the Bible and life. We’ve come to understand that life is a journey, we’re always learning new things and seeking for more. We hope that together we can have some meaningful conversations about the ever unfolding nature of God and truth and how to experience that in our every day. We want DVO to be an encouragement to dig deep, search out the scriptures, find out more about God and see him in the middle, muck, mess and beauty of all that is within and around you.

Frederick Buechner once said, “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”

Android friends, we hear you!

We receive emails and comments every day about how DVO has encouraged, challenged and enriched seekers and believers alike. But until now, it’s only been available on iOS - much to the dismay of our Android friends (of which there are many) - We hear you guys!

We’re not into exclusivity, so we are absolutely excited to announce that DVO for Android is COMING SOON!

How you can help on Kickstarter

After all the wonderful testimonials we've heard from you, it’s clear that DVO is as much a part of your lives as it is ours! So we thought, wouldn't it be super awesome to involve you guys in this journey?

That's why we chose Kickstarter - we think it's the perfect platform to get this project off the ground and into your hands in the quickest way possible.

DVO for Android is currently at prototype stage and we really want to see it reach production. All the money that you pledge will go directly to the costs of moving forward with development, and there’s plenty of ways we’d like to give back to you and say THANK YOU for your contribution to making this possible.

What do I get for backing this project?

Swag! Lotsa shiny, awesome swag!

Pledge $5 and we'll send you a BIG thank you email and include your name in the app credits screen. For $8,000, we'll fly across the world to visit and guest speak at your church or event! Rewards are a token of our heartfelt appreciation for making DVO for Android a reality.

Remember, every contribution counts!

How will we use your money?

The goal is to raise $15,000 AUD (~$10,000 USD) for the following

  • Design and development of the Android app
  • Development of a brand new login system so you can access your subscriptions on any Android or iOS device
  • Make all the super awesome rewards for participating in our Kickstarter!

The app

We’re taking the essential features from the iOS version and are transforming them into an entirely new interface that is both intuitive to native android users while delivering the same experiences that iOS users enjoy.

DVO for Android's user interface
DVO for Android's user interface

Your Android app will feature full screen beautiful typographic quotes and scriptures that you can easily save to use as your wallpaper or lock screen, or share on your favourite social media platforms. We’ve created a new and more fluid way to browse content and discover new devotions. We’ve been working on our store too, making series and subscriptions easier to find and purchase.

Rewards for backers

Sticky Situation

First up, stickers! Who DOESN'T love them? These vinyl stickers featuring beautiful typographical artwork will add instant swag to your surfboard, laptop, phone, tablet or anything you want.

As a backer, you'll get 6 of these gorgeously designed 3" x 3" stickers:

Sticky Situation reward tier
Sticky Situation reward tier

Artsy Fartsy

Level up your office, living room or bedroom wall with these awesome prints featuring beautiful typographical artwork!

Artsy Fartsy reward tier
Artsy Fartsy reward tier

As a backer, you can choose from any of these 3 designs:

Choose from 3 designs. Art prints measure 15.75" x 19.75"
Choose from 3 designs. Art prints measure 15.75" x 19.75"

NOTE: These prints will be shipped unframed. They will arrive rolled up and safe in a sturdy cardboard tube. To frame your art prints, we recommend RIBBA frames from IKEA! They're inexpensive and come in a variety of colors/finishes.

Coffeeholics

Next up, a reward for all you coffee lovers! At Pocketfuel, we love, love, love our coffee! Our coffee mugs have been our tabletop companions every day while we write and design our art.

Great for hot/cold liquids, this all-purpose porcelain mug is dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and thermal shock proof. Holds up to 12oz.

Coffeeholics reward tier
Coffeeholics reward tier

Protect Your Tech

We know just how much you love your phone, so we wanted to give your phone the protection it needs without compromising on style. What better way to show off your style than to dress up your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy with beautiful typographical artwork! Constructed from light, impact/scratch resistant hard plastic, this case is both tough and beautiful.

Protect Your Tech reward tier
Protect Your Tech reward tier

As a backer, you can choose from any of these 3 designs:

Choose from 3 designs. Please note that actual product will vary depending on your phone model.
Choose from 3 designs. Please note that actual product will vary depending on your phone model.

Swag Bag

Give me everything, you say? OK! The Swag Bag is a big bundle of all the goodies above.

Swag Bag reward tier
Swag Bag reward tier

Super Swag Bag

WANT EVEN MORE?? The Super Swag Bag is for you! It has everything the Swag Bag has, with the addition of a 20-minute Skype AMA (Ask Me Anything) with us. Invite your friends and cell group members to participate! It's a great opportunity to pick our brains.

Super Swag Bag reward tier
Super Swag Bag reward tier

Writing Masterclass

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” - Ernest Hemingway

In our one hour session, we will look at:

  • Inspiration and creativity versus doing the work
  • The authenticity of story (hence the Hemingway quote)
  • Building on your form and style

The class will be small, conversational and interactive with plenty of space for questions and discussion.

Social Media Masterclass

In our one hour long session, we will look at:

  • Building your brand while maintaining a personal and genuine connection with your followers.
  • Spam versus contact and social versus media
  • Social media etiquette
  • How to treat negative feedback and how to stay humble with positive feedback
  • Resources
  • Tips and tricks

The class will be small and conversational with plenty of room for questions and practical examples.

Masterclass reward tier
Masterclass reward tier

Speak

We have a passion for communicating the love of God and for helping people live a meaningful and authentic life of faith. The Bible is full of rich stories about humanity's ache for the Divine and in turn, God’s pursuit of us. He is in all things and through all things... If you love our DVO devotions, then our speaking is a magnified and in-person version of those. And it would be an honour and privilege to come and speak - whether it be to a small group in a home, or a Sunday Congregation.

NOTE: All bookings subject to consideration and availability. Please see the sidebar for pricing.

Speak reward tier
Speak reward tier

When will it be available? 

We are planning for an exclusive backer-only launch for DVO on the Google Play Store on the 15th of December, 2015.

DVO will be available to the rest of the world during its official release on the 1st of January, 2016.

DVO's project timeline (estimated)
DVO's project timeline (estimated)

What if we exceed the goal?

That's where STRETCH GOALS come in!

  • $50,000 AUD - All backers get +1 year added to their subscription! 
  • $120,000 AUD - All backers get upgraded to a 3-year subscription to DVO!
DVO's Kickstarter goals
DVO's Kickstarter goals

Thank you (x1000!)

Really, we’ve only come this far because of the incredible community and friends around us - you guys. So thank you, thank you, thank you for listening, for being on the journey with us and making this next step a possibility. We can’t wait to join the Android world, and increase DVO’s reach. Great days ahead friends, and we have you, and God, to thank for that. Grace and Peace... love ya heaps.

Risks and challenges

There are risks and challenges to developing an app, but we are so grateful to be able to count on the team of talented designers and developers from Alphapod to deliver great quality.

We aim to keep all our backers fully updated with our design, development process, and also shipping as much as we can.

Feel free to reach out to us at hello@alphapod.com with additional questions you may have.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $0.73

    FIST BUMP

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    NAME UP IN LIGHTS

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    THREE SIXTY FIVE

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

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    STICKY SITUATION (EARLY BIRD)

    • 6 x EXCLUSIVE VINYL STICKERS (3" x 3") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to anything it sticks to.

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    STICKY SITUATION

    • 6 x EXCLUSIVE VINYL STICKERS (3" x 3") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to anything it sticks to.

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

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    ARTSY FARTSY (EARLY BIRD)

    • 1 x EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT (15.75" x 19.75") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to any wall. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    COFFEEHOLICS (EARLY BIRD)

    • 1 x COFFEE MUG (12oz) featuring beautiful typographical artwork to start each day with swag.

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    ARTSY FARTSY

    • 1 x EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT (15.75" x 19.75") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to any wall. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    COFFEEHOLICS

    • 1 x COFFEE MUG (12oz) featuring beautiful typographical artwork to start each day with swag.

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    PROTECT YOUR TECH

    • PHONE CASE (SAMSUNG GALAXY S4/S5/S6, APPLE IPHONE 5/5C/5S/6/6 PLUS) constructed from light, impact/scratch resistant hard plastic hard case. Features beautiful typographical verses to add instant swag to your phone. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A BIG THANK YOU email as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    SWAG BAG (EARLY BIRD)

    • 6 x EXCLUSIVE VINYL STICKERS (3" x 3") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to anything it sticks to.

    • 1 x EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT (15.75" x 19.75") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to any wall. Choose from 3 available designs!

    • 1 x COFFEE MUG (12oz) featuring beautiful typographical artwork to start each day with swag.

    • 1 x PHONE CASE (APPLE IPHONE 5/5C/5S/6/6 PLUS/SAMSUNG GALAXY S4/S5/S6) constructed from tough, impact/scratch resistant yet lightweight plastic hard case. Features beautiful typographical verses to add instant swag to your phone. Choose from 3 available designs!

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A BIG THANK YOU email as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    Pledge AU$ 99 or more About $72

    SWAG BAG

    • 6 x EXCLUSIVE VINYL STICKERS (3" x 3") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to anything it sticks to.

    • 1 x EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT (15.75" x 19.75") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to any wall. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1 x COFFEE MUG (12oz) featuring beautiful typographical artwork to start each day with swag.

    • PHONE CASE (SAMSUNG GALAXY S4/S5/S6, APPLE IPHONE 5/5C/5S/6/6 PLUS) constructed from light, impact/scratch resistant hard plastic hard case. Features beautiful typographical verses to add instant swag to your phone. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    ASK ME ANYTHING

    • 20 MINUTES SKYPE AMA SESSION with Jesse and Lizzy. Invite your friends and cell group members to participate! It's a wonderful opportunity to pick their brains and see what makes them tick.

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

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    SUPER SWAG BAG

    • 20 MINUTES SKYPE AMA (ASK ME ANYTHING) with Jesse and Lizzy. Invite your friends and cell group members to participate! It's a wonderful opportunity to pick their brains and see what makes them tick.

    • 6 x EXCLUSIVE VINYL STICKERS (3" x 3") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to anything it sticks to.

    • 1 x EXCLUSIVE ART PRINT (15.75" x 19.75") featuring beautiful typographical artwork to add swag to any wall. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1 x COFFEE MUG (12oz) featuring beautiful typographical artwork to start each day with swag.

    • PHONE CASE (SAMSUNG GALAXY S4/S5/S6, APPLE IPHONE 5/5C/5S/6/6 PLUS) constructed from light, impact/scratch resistant hard plastic hard case. Features beautiful typographical verses to add instant swag to your phone. Available in 3 designs!

    • 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A BIG THANK YOU email as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    LUNCH BUNCH

    • Enjoy a meal with Jesse and Lizzy in Sydney (or anywhere within a 2 hour drive from Sydney) Invite your friends and cell group members to participate! It's a wonderful opportunity to pick their brains and see what makes them tick.

    • 3 x 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU LETTER as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    WRITING MASTERCLASS

    • Exclusive 1-hour, 5-person (max) interactive online class taught by Jesse and Lizzy on refining your writing process.

    • 5 x 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU LETTER as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    SOCIAL MEDIA MASTERCLASS

    • Exclusive 1-hour, 5-person (max) interactive online class taught by Jesse and Lizzy on building your social media presence.

    • 5 x 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU LETTER as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    SPEAK (NEW SOUTH WALES)

    • Jesse and Lizzy will be a guest speakers at your church or event (anywhere in New South Wales, Australia)

    • 10 x 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU LETTER as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    SPEAK (ANZAC)

    • Jesse and Lizzy will be a guest speakers at your church or event (anywhere in Australia or New Zealand)

    • 10 x 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU LETTER as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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    SPEAK (GLOBAL)

    • Jesse and Lizzy will be a guest speakers at your church or event (anywhere in United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Philippines)

    • 10 x 1-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION to DVO!

    • YOUR NAME LISTED on the app credits screen.

    • A PERSONAL, HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU LETTER as well as future updates to keep you in the loop for DVO.

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Funding period

- (30 days)