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Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life…
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A personal message from Cesar Kuriyama

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Dearest amazing humans, 
5 years ago you all helped me launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the 1 Second Everyday app. Thanks to you, my little personal project to create an ongoing movie, a video journal of my life turned into something anyone could do. We garnered 11,281 backers. Til this day, the most ever for an app on Kickstarter. 

Since then we've slowly grown at our own pace. Hiring as we could afford it. We're a team of 9 now. And we're working on a ton of stuff for our community. But we're excited to share one of those today.

When Kickstarter approached us about being a part of their awesome Kickstarter Gold initiative, there was really only one idea we were working on that I was eager to share as soon as possible.

All around me I see constant frustration with the current state of our social feeds. We get sucked into these digital vortex's for hours a day. Digital detox camps are popping up left and right. We're told that the answer is self-control. But these social feeds are literally designed (by extremely smart humans) to keep us inside of them as much as possible every day. Amongst my friends, many choose to simply quit Social Media altogether. And I totally get it. I'm not immune to suddenly realizing I've been scrolling through my social feed for over an hour and immediately hating myself for it.

1 Second Everyday was created out of my personal frustration with my memory and what I knew would work for me to finally keep a journal. So I thought... what do I wish a social media feed was like? One that would allow me to retain most of the value, but removed most of what sucked about it.

Well, we call it Social Media Zero. It's a social media feed with an ending. 

Among other things it includes:

  • Instead of a real-time feed, you're essentially delivered a recap of everything posted yesterday once a day. You'll watch what yesterday was like, in chronological order, through the videos & photos of the people you choose to follow. The opening screen will tell you exactly how many things were shared and how long we think it'll take you to consume it. 
  • You can share written posts just like on Facebook. Eventually, it'll allow you to share links and such as well. 
  • NO Ads. Ever. Soon we'll be launching a subscription tier with a ton of features our community has long been asking for. If even a small percentage of our users become paid subscribers, then we can make Social Media Zero free and ad-free for ALL our users. This Kickstarter offers significant discounts on our upcoming subscription tier. 
  • Batched notifications. I already keep all my notifications off for almost all my apps. But even so, it's impossible to escape them. Do I really need a notification every time someone likes a photo or post? Do I need to know that INSTANTLY? Interrupting whatever I'm doing in the process? MOST things don't require instant notifications. I understand that I get some delicious dopamine every time I open a social feed and see some likes... but I also understand that this is what causes us to check out feeds countless times a day. I'd rather get them all together once a day and remove the temptation to check back throughout the day to see if I got any more. 
  • When you are done watching and swiping through the posts... that's it! No reason to come back because there won't be anything there for you til tomorrow. Maybe we'll make some suggestions on what to do with your extra time... maybe you should finally finish reading that book you've been putting off?

In short... We're not saying we have the right answers... but we certainly have ideas on how to better balance our relationship to technology... so we're going to build it and see how it goes. 

In order to make this all possible we're launching our Pro subscription service. This is packed with features folks have been asking for at a HUGE discount of up to 45%. Some of the main features:

  • Unlimited Backup: We've all been there, you drop your phone, loss it at the park, or it even just flat dies on you. No more fear of losing those precious memories or trying to figure out backups on iCloud. We'll backup all your projects and seconds, no limit!
  • Add Music: Everyone wants to make their own soundtrack in life. We've partnered with a great company to bring some international licensed and fully sharable themed tracks to 1SE. Of course, you can use your own special tunes on your phone also.
  • Pro-kit: Audio leveling, filters like color correction, and a bunch more. This is our answer to all those 3rd party apps you have to use with 1SE. Super helpful!
  • Longer Seconds: We listened and will offer Mega seconds (up to 2 seconds) and Ultra seconds (up to 3 seconds) for all those crazy beautiful moments you want to capture.

This is only the beginning of our "pro" tier. There's a ton of more great stuff coming to it. So now's the chance to grab it and lock in great savings while also supporting 1 Second Everyday.

I really do deeply appreciate all your support over the years. We're really passionate about all this and we're hoping you'll continue to join us on this journey. 

On behalf of all of us here at team 1SE, thanks for giving us some of your precious time to check out Social Media Zero.

<MASSIVE DIGITAL GROUP HUG>,
Cesar Kuriyama
1 Second Everyday

Introducing Social Media Zero by 1 Second Everyday

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Hey everyone, 

We just launched our latest campaign on Kickstarter! It's got all the features you've been asking for with our first ever subscription and introduces Social Media Zero. We're pretty excited about it!

Check out the live campaign: bit.ly/1SEsmz

Introducing Social Media Zero!
Introducing Social Media Zero!

The whole team has been hard at work to make sure you get the most out of 1 Second Everyday. We are launching Social Media Zero, a social media feed that actually ends every day. No infinite scroll. No ads. Notifications once per day. Go back to living your life outside your screen.

When we surveyed our community, a big piece of feedback was launching a subscription tier with robust “pro” features. So we are also offering subscriptions for the first time ever here on our new Kickstarter at a discounted price (up to 45% OFF)!

Get a discounted subscription with these “pro” features.
Get a discounted subscription with these “pro” features.

Thanks for making this possible––we wouldn’t be here without you!

Hugs,
the 1SE Team

 

NOW IN THEATERS!

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Gift from Jon Favreau the day we met on the set of Chef. Can't believe the day has arrived... Now In Theaters!!
Gift from Jon Favreau the day we met on the set of Chef. Can't believe the day has arrived... Now In Theaters!!

 NOW IN THEATERS!!!!

In case you missed my last update, 1 Second Everyday is featured in Jon Favreau's (Iron Man) latest film CHEF!  Here's the post:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cesarkuriyama/1-second-everyday-app/posts/804686

This weekend it opens in NY/LA... next weekend it'll open in 10 more cities... the following weekend wider still... etc.

If any of you New Yorkers happen to see this in time, I'll be at the 8:30pm showing in Union Square :D

Chef Crowd
Chef Crowd

 CHEF CROWD!!!!

We've teamed up with the film to bring you a new CHEF CROWD in the App!!!  Centered about the core themes of the movie, we'll have at least 6 on going Snippets... Family, Passion, Food, Cooking, Your reactions to the movie, and Father's Day!

I hope many of you will decide to participate :)  The film studio is really looking forward to checking out and posting the submissions :)

TriBeCa Film Festival

Obviously I'm biased, but the movie really is fantastic!!!  And holds to the values 1SE is built upon.  A couple of weeks ago it won the TriBeCa Film Festival Audience Award.  It's hovering at 90% positive reviews nationwide right now.  I really really think you'll laugh and love it! 

THANK YOU!!!

This is only a reality because of you all.  THANK YOU!!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!!

Cesar

We're in a MOVIE! + Bug Fix

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Jon Favreau!
Jon Favreau!

1SE in a MOVIE!

I can finally reveal a secret I had to keep for almost a year!  1 Second Everyday has a beautiful moment in Jon Favreau's (director of Iron Man) latest film 'CHEF'!  

I'm a giant movie nerd, so I've been a massive fan of Jon Favreau since as far back as I can remember... Growing up, 'Rudy' was one of my favorite films... Then Jon wrote and starred in 'Swingers' which was a huge success... and I became a big fan of his show on IFC "Dinner for Five".  

'CHEF' brings Jon back to his Indie film roots, but packs in a cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, & Robert Downey Jr.

Yesterday iTunes premiered the official trailer, click the poster to check it out!

Click to watch the trailer!
Click to watch the trailer!
 

I was lucky enough to attend the premiere at SXSW last month!   I'm obviously biased because 1SE gets a wonderful moment in the movie, but I truly believe this is a fantastic film.

It's about our journey to find our true passion... about work/family balance... in my opinion it's the most realistic portrayal of social media in a movie... it's about what's truly important in life... oh right, and it'll make you laugh while your mouth waters uncontrollably! 

You can learn more about how this came to be in this recent interview w/ Forbes:

1 Second Everyday Reaching New Heights
1 Second Everyday Reaching New Heights

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alextaub/2014/03/20/1-second-everyday-moves-to-the-big-screen/

BUG FIXED!

We know many on iOS are experiencing an error when attempting to mash seconds. We've been working extremely hard on finding the root cause, and this past weekend we finally got it fixed! Looking forward to Apple approving the update so those affected can get this resolved. 
Thank you for your patience!

1SECrowds - Funniest Funny Face

If case you're not subscribed to our 1SECrowd e-mails, here's the latest!

You can subscribe by simply submitting a moment to a Crowd (totally optional)

 In case you didn't see it.

1 month later, the #SaveSyriasChildren 1 Second Everyday video is about to hit 30 Million views. Incredible.

!!!!THANK YOU GUYS!!!! - Cesar

Super Seconds! New Scrubber! & Grumpy Cat!

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HUGGED GRUMPY CAT!
HUGGED GRUMPY CAT!

 Hi 1SE-ers!

SUPER SECONDS & NEW SCRUBBER on iOS

You know how we often learn things the hard way?  Well right now, I'm learning a rough lesson the hard way.  

I've done a terrible job of communicating to our users the changes to the new scrubber, and explaining why it's better than the old one.  We should've done this the first time you opened our latest update.  Instead, everyone was forced to either figure it out on their own, or left the interface angry before they realized how it worked.  Let me try and explain.

Things you've always asked us to improve:

- The scrubber didn't accurately return to it's original position when you hit the Preview button.  It was often 1-3 frames off.

- The preview button should not be the same as the scrubber.  Often users were moving the scrubber instead of previewing.

- When selecting your second... bars at the top (which had the date), and bottom (the scrubber) would end up occluding roughly %30 of the video you are viewing.  So if something important was happening in the video on the top of bottom, it would be extremely difficult to select the perfect second. 

Example of the bars on the top and bottom of a video
Example of the bars on the top and bottom of a video

So we put a lot of love into making this better for everyone.  

Here's what the new Scrubber looks like:

the new 1SE Scrubber
the new 1SE Scrubber

Why is this better?

- We made the Scrubber completely accurate!  If you preview the video, it goes back to it's exact position afterwards.

- We removed the "preview" button from the scrubber.  Now the preview button is on the left (there's a play logo on it) and the scrubber is now that entire strip.  You can freely move the strip around.  There's plenty of space now, so the thumbmails on the strip aren't squished (see above).  And now even if the video is long, the strip will just keep going instead of making the scrubber inaccurate on long videos.

- Now %100 of the video is viewable!  If something happens on the top or bottom of the video, now you'll see it!  No more guessing.  Plus it gives us room on the left and right to potentially add some buttons for future stuff.

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE... SUPER SECONDS!

So here's where I goofed the most.  And it never dawned on me until it was way too late.  Our new Super Second button looks like it's the new scrubber.  Except it doesn't move.  Because it's not the scrubber.  

The #1 piece of feedback we've received from day 1, is "more time"... while most of you agreed that 1 second is awesome.  Some of you wanted it to be 2 seconds.  But I've seen a couple of 2 second a day videos... and they totally lose the 1SE charm in my opinion.  But I did agree that often 1 second wasn't enough time to really nab that perfect moment from a video.  

And then some fans of 1SE sent me a video they made that was inspired by 1SE... and it included either 1 second clips, or 1.5 second clips.  It was fantastic.  It kept the 1SE magic, but totally added that extra jolt when it needed it.  You might be thinking that 1.5 seconds is silly.  But trust me, 50% more time is quite significant. 

But as much as I wanted to build a Super Second button, I didn't have the resources to do so.  It stayed as something I was hoping I'd get to someday.  And then Naked Juice stepped in.  And thanks to them, we were able to build not just 1SECrowds (a dream of mine, that is totally just optional for 1SE users), but they also stepped up to the plate to help us build Super Seconds.  You can choose to never use it of course.  Or you can use it only when you need it.  Super Seconds can be unlocked by submitting any video just 1 time to any Naked Juice Crowd Challenge.

If you like Super Seconds, and you feel so inclined, maybe you can give Naked Juice some twitter/facebook love.  Just a thought.  I'm so grateful that they've helped us build new features for you all.

Tough Lesson Learned

So yea.  Even though we worked our butts off to bring you guys something awesome, it kind of backfired.  There's all sorts of ways users are either confused by the new design, but worst of all, some users seem to think that we're forcing them to submit to a Crowd project in order to move the scrubber.  Except that's not the scrubber, it's the new Super Second button.  I'm sorry about that.  

New Bug on iOS

Our new update fixed a lot of bugs including the "flashing black frames" issue that some of you experienced.  

Unfortunately there seems to be a new bug that's been afflicting some users.  When making a compilation a long error message pops up.  We are working on it.  I'm still trying to find the root cause.  In one case, the 'custom' button caused the error, but the 'All' button worked fine.  In several other cases users were able to identify a single snippet that when included in the compilation, caused the error.  If they re-snippetted, the problem was resolved.  One scary theory is that it may be an iOS 7.1 issue. (which was recently released).

If you are being afflicted by this error, send me a message here on Kickstarter and maybe you can help me find the pattern.

Reviews

For the past week 1SE has actually been featured on the front page of the App Store under BEST NEW APPS because of Super Seconds.

Featured by Apple again!
Featured by Apple again!

Unfortunately the reviews are pretty rough right now thanks to a combination of the confusion with Super Seconds, the new scrubber, and the new bug.  The reviews start from scratch with each version of the App and users can rate/review again with each new version.

We've still never built a way to bug you for reviews in the App, which every other app I have seems to do.  Sadly this means that we tend to get reviews mostly from users with issues, and those having a good experience rarely take the time to review without being asked too.

If you're having a good experience with the App, and you're feeling generous, it only takes 20 seconds to leave a rating on the App... you don't have to write anything... it can be as simple as:  Click on App Store on your iPhone > Search 1SE > Click Reviews > Write Review > Click on the stars. Done.

In Closing

I'm working extra super hard on making 1SE better and better.  Sorry that I occasionally fumble the ball in the process.  If you've stuck around until now... and you've read this far... then I can't thank you enough for your continued belief and support.  YOU are the reason I will continue to give it my all.

Here's a 2 minute snippet of our "LOVE" themed 1SE Crowd: