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72
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 13 2014 7:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

Remember the days of the 24 exposure disposable cameras? When you went on vacation or out with your friends, you could pop one of these cameras in your bag or pocket and walk out the door. You snapped one photo at a time, that’s all there was to it: no filters, no #trendy #hashtags, just single snapshots that you couldn’t see until you turned in the camera and had it developed. For those of you who want to relive those days of disposable glory, there’s a Kickstarter campaign that’s right up your alley.
- Gannon Burgett, petapixel.com

Wait, what? Why would anyone want to go back to analog photography when digital – and especially mobile – photography is so much better? Authenpic’s creators argue that with all the snapping, chimping (checking your image on the screen,) re-taking of photos, applying filters, sharing and checking for successful social interaction (likes on Instagram, Facebook, etc.,), we’re focusing too much on the technical aspects of our photography rather than just enjoying a moment and snapping a quick souvenir photo that’ll help us remember it at a later time.
- Felix Esser, digitaltrends.com

Tired of this?
Tired of this?

What if you could get images that showed exactly how much fun you had? 

We want to bring the focus back on the fun we're experiencing in the real world, rather than seeking instant gratification in the digital world. 

We love the thought of this, and so do all the people we've been talking to the last couple of months. Together, we have a background from marketing, computer science and design, and extensive entrepreneur experience. But we need your help to make this happen!

If you love it too, back us - and help us spread the word!

All the fun of a disposable camera, just easier and cheaper.

Our app authenpic works like a disposable camera. You take the pictures. But you won't get to see them. You can't edit them. There's no filters. When your "film roll" of 24 is full you just click on "develop roll". 

One week later you'll get 24 glossy high-quality paper images delivered to your home + access to the digital versions as well. 

The next time you're out having fun, just take the picture - and put the phone away, and keep having fun. 

Join us in making images fun again!

With our app you’ll get

  • 0 retakes
    When you take an image, that’s it. You won’t get to see it. Not until you develop your roll.
  • 0 time spent on taking images
    Take the picture. And put the phone away. Be in the moment.
  • 0 filters
    We think life is good enough as it is.
  • 0 ‘likes’ 
    There’s no image file to share, so no likes either.
  • 24 glossy paper images 
    Like the ones you can hold in your hand. And shuffle through. Looking at what you took images of the last couple of days, weeks or months. 24 snapshots from your life. Some will make you laugh. Some will make you smile. Some will make you happy. Maybe some will make you sad. They will all make you feel, and remember those fleeting moments in life. And a few of them, they’ll make you and your friends laugh until you almost pee yourselves.

How it started

The idea came to us when we were having a really, really good dinner, and a really, really great time in the East Village. The food looked incredible, so of course Mari wanted to take a picture. And then add a filter. And then post it. And then check for likes. And Linda commented how "everything was better when I was young." (Linda's super old, that is, 8 years older than Mari). You just took a picture, and that was it. Maybe it was good, maybe it was really bad, and maybe it would be the funniest picture of the year. So we started talking about how tired we were of perfect, and how much fun imperfect images are! And there you go: the idea for authenpic was born.

Later that night we went to Times Square. Is this a picture you'd share on social media? Nope, don't think so. But it makes us laugh e-v-e-r-y time we see it. 

Linda looking gorgeous in Times Square
Linda looking gorgeous in Times Square

Get your own funny, imperfect images by backing us now! All backers of $10 or more get the app, with a 24 images film roll that they can use - and get the images delivered to your home. 

Pricing

The app will be free. To get images developed and delivered to your home the price will be as following: 

United States: $10 per film roll of 24 images. Developed and delivered to your home. 

If you live in one of the following countries you can also join in on the fun! Get a film roll of 24 images, developed and delivered to your homes for $20:

Australia

Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Denmark
France
Germany
Ireland
Italy
Mexico
Netherlands
Norway
 
Spain 
Sweden 
Switzerland 
UK

Can't find your country listed? Let us know, maybe we can convince our partner to add it!

Pricing is based on our partners pricing, and is subject to change if they change their pricing scheme.

Ready to take over the world with real images. With the help of our childhood heroes Ninja Turtles, and She-Ra!
Ready to take over the world with real images. With the help of our childhood heroes Ninja Turtles, and She-Ra!

Estimated delivery time

We plan to have the beta version ready in November, and launch the app in December. Then you can use it for Christmas - maybe even give the gift of real images to friends and family!

As authenpic as it gets. We're crazy, cat, Christmas ladies. This was our stray foster-cat Hermione.
As authenpic as it gets. We're crazy, cat, Christmas ladies. This was our stray foster-cat Hermione.

Feel free to shoot us any questions you may have, we would love to hear from you! Add a comment, or email us at authenpic@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

We already have an API partner ready for printing and delivering the images. As long as we get the funding we're asking for, we can cover all the costs, and be able to deliver an awesome product to everyone.

Linda is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO, working as an entrepreneur in the tech and image industry for years. Mari has the design, UX and technical skills needed. Both have great experience at project management, and know what common pitfalls to watch out for.

The risk and challenges are mostly on the sales level: how do we get the word out so people know about our amazing app? That's where you can help us - by sharing and telling your friends and family! We need the support of a community to make this happen. A community that loves fun and imperfect!

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    Get access to authenpic before everyone else! For just $1 you will receive access to the beta version of the app - in other words, you will take part in deciding exactly how authenpic should behave and look!

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    For $10 you will get access to the beta version of the app AND you will get your first roll of film for free!

    It will be so fun to get your first film roll in your mail box! 24 images from your life the last couple of days, weeks, or months. Put them on your fridge, share them with your friends and family.

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    Get the beta and the app, +1 roll of film developed and delivered to your home. Word-wide edition, limited to the following countries:

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    Germany,
    Ireland,
    Italy,
    Mexico,
    Netherlands,
    Spain,
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    Norway! Get the beta and the app, +1 roll of film developed and delivered to your home.

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    For $20 you will of course get the beta version and the app + a roll of film for free to give to a friend! Your friend will get a personal invite from us to join authenpic, telling him/her that the first roll of film already has been paid for. And we will also include your name in the app credits!

    This is the perfect option if you're tired of your friends spending more time on taking pictures and sharing than having fun with you! If you give them authenpic they'll be done in seconds. And - later when you're with them you can look at the printed paper photos together. I'm sure you'll have a laugh!

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    For $100 you will get early access to the app plus 10 free rolls of film to use yourself or give to the people you care about! And you will of course also be credited in the app.

    Yup, this is if you really wanna share the love - or take lots of pictures yourself. It's also perfect if you're planning a party! Imagine the fun if ten of your guest takes 24 photos each, that's 240 real, imperfect pics from your party.

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    Having a wedding? Or a large event? The party of the year? (Are we invited?!) Get our party package, and let your guests join in on taking real, imperfect, fun pictures!

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    Wow, not only do you get all of the above + our eternal gratitude, but we will also take you out to dinner in NYC in the end of October. Let's chat about life, authenpic and what you care about - at the same place that sparked the idea for authenpic.

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Funding period

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