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A community of writers & designers building you an app to see fresh news, photos, videos & more in the most beautiful way! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 21, 2014.

A community of writers & designers building you an app to see fresh news, photos, videos & more in the most beautiful way!

About this project

Updates: The Power of Visual Communication and New App Designs 

"Cool typography t-shirts and posters." - Abuzeedo

DashBurst is a group of bloggers and geeks dedicated to bringing you interesting content and visuals. Over the past year we’ve been covering some of the most inspiring artists, savvy entrepreneurs and worthy causes in today’s world of art and tech. We’ve built our web magazine to handle videos, photography, music, news articles, infographics and presentations—all the different content types available on the web today. 

We also design infographics, comics, presentations, interactives and websites! ...(all available as pledges on the right)

 Now, with your help, we would like to bring all of this rich content to you on the go with new mobile apps for your Android phone or tablet, iPhone or iPad device!

What Are We Building?

 

So far the DashBurst online magazine, which launched early last year, has covered many extraordinary people, startups, and projects throughout the world. Now we’d like to bring you even more content and offer it in the best format possible, no matter what platform you are on. We feel we owe it to all the creators out there who've put in the time to make their work unique and awesome. We owe it to them to bring you their work looking and sounding the way they designed it.

Now we’d like to take our online magazine into the digital future with brand new apps customized for Android and iOS. We also want to give you better ways to discover media on demand because we believe that’s what you want: the freedom to openly explore all kinds of different content, no matter what you’re interested in or where you are!

Why Do We Need Your Help?

Here at DashBurst, we believe that free expression is key to achieving a more just world. And we hope our magazine can play a small part in the open exchange of ideas and information.

To provide you with this opportunity to explore the content you love on the go, we will need to develop some cutting-edge apps. Now, making these awesome apps across all the platforms you might use won’t be easy, so that is why we need your help! We have a small and hardworking team willing to put in the effort to make this happen, but we can’t do it without you.

With your support, we hope to give you the most beautiful mobile apps possible. We are looking to develop a DashBurst app that works on all kinds of devices, be it an Apple iPhone, iPad, Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy.

We want to provide you with an app fully equipped with all the useful and rewarding features you want from a news reader, like:

  • Easy on-the-go browsing of our magazine content

  • Alerts when important news breaks in your favorite areas of interest like social media, business, technology and design

  • Notifications when content goes viral, so you never miss a cool new song or video again

  • Full customization options to follow any assortment of categories or media you like

  • Quick sharing and scheduling capabilities to popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Reddit, Evernote, Instapaper, Pocket and more

We will pour our sweat and tears into the development effort, but when it comes down to it, in order for us to build all this and build it right, we’re also going to have to spend a few dollars. In truth, we need your help to raise the $15,000 needed to build our apps with the following expenses:

Android Apps for phones and tablets: $7,500

iOS Apps for iPhones and iPads: $7,500

Here at DashBurst, our hard-working team truly believes that everyone should have access to content that tickles their fancy. Whether you’re into the latest news, that little bit of humor midday, awe-inspiring photos, a fix for facts and stats, or whatever else, DashBurst has it. And with your help, now you can have it any place, any time. We will not rest until it is so! Because when a community of dedicated and creative people get together, well, anything is possible.

What Do You Get?

If we reach our funding goal, no matter how much you donate, you will receive access to all the Android, iPhone and iPad apps that we develop the very minute they become available!

We also want to thank donors with popular artwork and apparel that appeals to all tastes. Are you an avid blogger, digital entrepreneur or small business owner looking for a burst online? As way of thanks, we’re offering one-on-one consultations.  

Serious fans of social media can get instant access to our exclusive new publications for digital creators and content marketers. We also offer many other useful services including custom-designed presentations for your next big talk. We’ll even design you a new WordPress website and blog!

Posters and infographics, shout-outs and much more... Just check out all the pledges on the right!

Cool T-Shirts:

100% combed ringspun cotton shirts

Sizes: small, medium, large and x-large for both men and women

Colors: black, blue, light grey

Styles: DashBurst or Typography Art

 
 
 
Wall Art:

Grab one of our prints on an impressive matte paper or something even more magnificent and sturdy on a hand-stretched and fade resistant canvas.

If you never take any risks, how can you create anything new? - poster or canvas, 18” X 24”
If you never take any risks, how can you create anything new? - poster or canvas, 18” X 24”
 

Just hit publish! - poster or canvas, 18” X 24”
Just hit publish! - poster or canvas, 18” X 24”

 
The time to start is now - poster or canvas, 18” X 24”
The time to start is now - poster or canvas, 18” X 24”

Risks and challenges

Over the course of the past year, our team has worked diligently to learn the scope of the mobile marketplace to better understand its technical requirements and our own development limitations.

While the web offers us an amazing opportunity to take our message to a global audience, delivering our content consistently across the many different devices you use to connect is an awesome challenge. We’re excited to take on this challenge for both Android and iOS.

Like most worthwhile endeavors, this project is not without its risk in completion time. We’re proud of what we've been able to accomplish with a small team and web based magazine, though, and are confident we can continue to deliver great content no matter where the digital future takes us.

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    The iOS & Android apps are yours! +
    Early Access + Updates + Exclusives +
    OUR ETERNAL THANK YOU!

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    SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN – Reward #1
    + A PERSONAL THANK YOU TWEET!

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    SUMMER WEAR – Reward #1 +
    One of our cool T-SHIRTS in your choice of size and color!

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    THE TIME TO START IS NOW POSTER - Reward #1 + we will send you our inspiring 18" X 24" clock poster on 10.3 mil thick enhanced matte paper.

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    IF YOU NEVER TAKE ANY RISKS, HOW CAN YOU CREATE ANYTHING NEW? POSTER - Reward #1 + we'll send you our entrepreneurial-inspired 18" X 24" clock poster on 10.3 mil thick enhanced matte paper.

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    JUST HIT PUBLISH POSTER - Reward #1 + we will send you our encouraging 18" X 24" poster on 10.3 mil thick enhanced matte paper.

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    CREATE YOUR OWN POSTER - Reward #1 + we'll design and send you an original 18" X 24" poster for any phrase or quote you want!

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    ART CONNOISSEUR - Reward #1 + we will send you any of our prints on a 18" X 24" hand-stretched 20.5 mil thick canvas!

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    PRO BLOGGER - Reward #1 +
    a one-hour consultation focusing on
    your blogging & social media strategy.

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    PRESENTATION DESIGN - Reward #1 + We’ll create a custom presentation (up to 20 slides) for your next big talk. You tell us what you need to say and we’ll do the design and give you a few great speaking tips too!

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    INFOGRAPHIC DESIGN - Reward #1 + We’ll create a custom infographic for
    you about any idea you like! You provide the info and and we’ll turn it into a beautiful data visualization!

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    CONTENT MARKETER - Reward #1 + We’ll design you a new infographic, do all the
    research and provide a few social strategies to help market your content online.

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    WEBSITE DESIGN - All rewards from $250
    level + We’ll design you a custom new
    WordPress website and blog! You tell us how you want it to look (up to 5 pages) and your business will be ready to rock in no time!

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    SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS - All rewards from $250 level + We’ll design you a custom new WordPress website, blog and shop! You get 10 handmade pages optimized for mobile, social sharing and search.

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    ENTERPRISE PARTNER – Are you a brand looking for more exposure? Come on board as a launch partner and we’ll dedicate a section to you on our sponsored page. There are lots of ways DashBurst can help you build and
    grow your business. What did you have in mind?

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Funding period

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