Stretch Goal #1: 1600$
Post a message where everyone can see it! With ShoutOuts, you can post a message, and everyone using the 'soclz shoutout'-command can see it. What a way to make new friends and connect with new people, fast and easy.
Stretch Goals #2: 50 backers
InterviewsMake this project truly community-based! Every backer will have the chance to wish an extra feature or detail. This will be done using the kickstarter interview tools.
Our idea is to make a social network for CLI lovers.
Many developers prefer vi/vim over many high-tech IDEs, so we thought Why wouldn't they prefer socialize over other "high-tech" social networks.
Socialize should stay minimalistic and simply beautiful. We won't display any ads - because there are no ads on the CLI.
And no - we won't get any money because we sell your data - the project will be open source and will be financed through kickstarter, donations and maybe sponsoring.
Who is "we"? We actually means I, and I means Dominic. I'm a young software developer from Switzerland.
The cli client will be made in Python using the Click-framework. It can be installed via pip.
You can do your own project by using an API, the documentation will follow after some time.
Obviously - the schedule is a big subject.
- June 2016: The Kickstarter campaign ends. Backers will be added to a mailing list, to get updates quick. Main updates will also be added to the kickstarter page.
- Late Summer 2016: Beta opens for our backers. Bugs and suggestions can be added.
- End of 2016: If everything is ok, beta will get closed and socialize opens for all members.
Thanks to our previous kickstarter campaign, we've formed an amazing audience. Also, a large thank you for the guys who have taken our 'functionality survey':
- Torben @torben_jaster
- Stefan Weiberg @stefanweiberg
- Ferdi Biere @f_biere
- Adrianus Warmenhoven
With the 1000$, we will finance hosting, domain and some work that has to be done. With the money, the project can live up to 10 years without a single donation.
"I've supported socialize because it's an interesting take on a social network"
"I like the idea of a commandline social network"
"It is a very cool and geeky idea."
"The command line is always better!"
Risks and challenges
The only real challenge is the time. For everything else - there is a solution.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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