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About this project

Hi, again!

My name is Cesar Kuriyama. For six years, I’ve recorded a one second video every single day. This idea led to a lifelong dream of mine––a TED Talk!––which led to an overwhelming response of folks saying “I want to do this, too.” Thanks to the Kickstarter community, my team and I made it happen!

We came up with our app 1 Second Everyday and launched it thanks to an amazing Kickstarter campaign. The campaign garnered over 11,000 backers––the most backers ever for an app on Kickstarter! Since then, two million people have downloaded the app and are using it in incredibly touching ways.

Now, we’re back on Kickstarter to offer subscriptions packed with all your favorite new features, and to make 1 Second Everyday even better with Social Media Zero!

Now you can enjoy 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.

 

 

 

Social media is amazing! We get incredible value from what we can share together. But it has its downsides, too. 

The typical advertisement-based revenue model drives social media apps to keep us engaged and scrolling as much as possible. 

1 Second Everyday wants to keep the best parts of social media and remove what isn’t working. We want you to meaningfully keep up with the most important people in your life, ad-free, in just a few minutes instead of hours.

Social Media Zero details

With Social Media Zero we are designing a social network that actively tries to get you back to the real world. Our design choices reflect this mission with things like: 

  • A newsfeed that ends––so you won’t be tempted to scroll endlessly into the abyss. You will see what yesterday was like, in chronological order, through the videos and photos of the people you choose to follow.

 

See you tomorrow!
See you tomorrow!

 

Scroll through written posts. When you're done there won't be anymore until tomorrow!
Scroll through written posts. When you're done there won't be anymore until tomorrow!

 

  • An ad-free model––we don't want to waste your precious time with ads. Your time is valuable. Plus, we'll never monetize your private data. 

 

  • Batched notifications––in which you’re only alerted once per day.
Batched notifications so that you're not constantly refreshing your phone!
Batched notifications so that you're not constantly refreshing your phone!

What is the subscription service? 

When we surveyed our community, a big piece of feedback was launching a subscription tier with robust “pro” features. So, we are offering subscriptions for the first time ever here on Kickstarter (and they come with a nice discount, too)!

We also realized that having a percentage of our users become recurring paid subscribers will allow us to stay ad-free and make Social Media Zero available to our whole community––a way to give everyone their precious time back.

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

What are the rewards? 

 A lot has happened since our last campaign!

The 1SE team!
The 1SE team!

We have grown into a nine person team, we are profitable, and have not yet taken on venture funding! Beyond that, many of our users can now watch the movie of their life in just a few minutes. 

Some other awesome things have happened along the way: 

  • We played a beautiful role in the movie Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Dustin Hoffman, and many others.
  • And in May 2017, we won a couple of Webby Awards for Best Use of Mobile Camera!
Schöneck and Cesar at the Webby's!
Schöneck and Cesar at the Webby's!

What the press has said

“1 Second Everyday actually has made my life better… and it’s done so without really having to do much of anything at all.” ––TechCrunch

"1 Second Everyday...aims to hit exactly the right balance by asking you to record just a little bit of your life to keep for the record."–– The Washington Post.

“How recording one second everyday could change your life”––Fast Company

Lots of love from the press!
Lots of love from the press!

What users have said

“I’ve recorded one second a day every day since my daughter was born in 2014. Amazing to watch all the little changes stitched together over time. Love this app!!!!” ––@myth_girl on App Store

“It is really a life changer. Amazing app. You need to use it to discover why by yourself.” ––@Ugoliatnuke on App Store

“Thank you, 1SE. I’m not tech savvy and definitely not a cinematographer, but I love using the app.” ––@Win10293 on App Store

"This is the only app about which I wanna say that 'I want to keep it till the end of my life'.. Umm this app really helped me to track everyday of my life.. It pushes me to do different thing daily.. And after a month or year when I see a full rendered video then I realise that what I have achieved this year." ––Pankaj Pandey on App Store 

"The informative, non-intrusive notifications are one of my favorite features. Great job on this! And thank you, this app is teaching me life matters, and everyday isnt always as stagnant as it may seem." ––Ryan on App Store

Timeline

We can't wait to get you your awesome rewards.
We can't wait to get you your awesome rewards.

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter Gold campaign! You have already lifted 1 Second Everyday to another level by sharing your incredible stories. 

This campaign will allow us to do our part and make your experience even better. Cheers!

 

Risks and challenges

While a lot of work has already been done with development and design, software releases are complex and time frames do shift. We’ve delivered one of most successful app Kickstarter’s before and have every confidence our team will succeed with this campaign. We will be completely transparent about delays if they do occur, share updates, and provide a revised schedule for launch.

Finally, the designs shown on this campaign page are not final and may not reflect the final release. All plans mentioned on this campaign page are currently for iOS only, but we will bring this all to our Android friends as soon as we can. Thanks for your continued support of 1 Second everyday––you’ve made it possible for us to get this far!”

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    Party!

    You and a friend will GET DOWN with us at an exclusive, open bar launch party at our Brooklyn HQ with the 1SE team.

    There will be drinks, tomfoolery, and merriment of all kinds. Trust us when we say it will be a night to remember!

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    You and 10 of your pals will be the first beta testers for our updated app, featuring Social Media Zero. Your feedback will directly impact social media zero for wide release.

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    Cesar will fly to you for a one day adventure.

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