Hi, my name is Afif and I would like to introduce you to Nudge, an Instant Messaging app like no other.
Nudge was conceived from the frustration of using instant messaging apps that fail to deliver on so many levels.
We wanted to take an experience that everyone loves and make it more valuable. We have designed an instant messaging app that is not only effortless to use, but also convenient and most importantly a pleasurable experience.
We’ve gone back to the drawing board when designing Nudge. From it's intuitive interface to it's fluid functionality. The design not only had to look and feel good, but most importantly it had to be at the core of what makes Nudge great.
Nudge has been designed pixel by pixel, to ensure the app flows with simplicity. At the heart of the design was the requirement to make communicating between friends so easy that it became second nature.
Unlike many other instant messaging apps out there, Nudge will also keep the same design philosophy across all platforms. This makes it simple when you switch between any platform and device.
Our most ambitious and game changing feature is the ability to automatically send your message as an SMS.
Nudge will automatically send you message as an SMS, if you or your friends lose data connection during a conversation.
If your friends don't have Nudge installed, your message will still be delivered.
As an Android user you can use Nudge instead of your standard SMS app.
Nudge is so versatile you can bespoke the settings so Nudge works how you need it to.
Imagine all your instant messages and text messages in one place, all in one thread; being able to use your app with or without an Internet connection, message friends with or without smartphones.
Not having to worry about your friends being on iOS or Android, or even if they have the app installed.
All your messaging can soon be done from just one app… No more switching between many different communication apps. Nudge is just one app everywhere, for you.
With Nudge we want to keep everything in sync; any conversation will update automatically if you switch devices.
For example you could start a conversation on your iPhone, you get to work and continue on your PC. When you're back at home you open up your Macbook and your entire conversation will be there ready for you. Everything Synced seamlessly with Nudge.
Inboxes are a vital part of any messaging application; they also tend to be over looked. With Nudge your inbox is your control centre. It's intelligence allows you to do everything from just one screen.
A stunning card interface allows you to delete a conversation with a swipe.
Notification bubbles allow you to see how many messages you've missed per conversation, so you can pick up reading where you left off.
One gesture reveals the sidebar menu making it amazingly simple to navigate around the app.
From here you can edit your profile, search all conversations, setup snooze notifications, change your settings and even download entire conversations
As you would expect you could send as many instant messages as you like for free.
You can send any of the following attachments Photos, Videos, Contact Cards, Locations, Sketches & Audio files with a simple gesture.
We've also made adding your attachment effortless. Galleries on devices, across different platforms all differ in their own way. With inline attachments you can find and add the photo or video you’re looking for without ever leaving the conversation.
No more spamming friends when they ‘forget’ to reply; now you can just ‘Nudge’ them. Hold your finger down anywhere in a conversation for a couple of seconds and you’ll see the Nudge button appear.
A fun and easy way to send a little reminder that you’re waiting for a reply. The Nudge will send them an instant notification.
Group messaging is the future, why talk to just one friend when you can talk to all of them at the same time. With Nudge, group messaging is taken to the next level; create/add a friend to a group conversation with a swipe.
Friends in your group are displayed as mini icons at the bottom of the conversation; you can now see at a glance who’s there.
Making voice or video calls is easy with Nudge, with a gesture and a click.
With Nudge you can laugh, smile and talk with everyone. Whether you want to speak to a group of friends or an individual.
Nudge will let you video or voice call them for free.
We believe small things make a big difference; some great elements we have added to Nudge include:
The idea of Nudge is to create the best messaging app, period! A messaging app that can be used by anyone on any platform, with an easy-to-use and beautiful interface.
Every penny raised through this project will go towards creating, hosting and improving Nudge on a regular basis.
Our plan is to have a BETA version of the app ready by September 2013 for all of our Kickstarter backers.
By October 2013 we hope to launch V1.0 of Nudge across Mac, Web, iOS & Android. Nudge will be the first messaging app to bring you the seamless communication you deserve on mobile or desktop.
By December 2013 you will see Nudge everywhere; Nudge will also go live on Blackberry, Windows (8 & 7) and Windows Phone 8.
We will continue to improve the app, with a host of new features, many of which are already in the pipeline. We will also bring Nudge to new platforms as requested by you.
Feedback is what keeps up alive. We hope the Nudge community will help develop our messaging solution so we become the world’s only choice when you want to talk.
Nudge is our gift to you and for the world to share. We want you to make it your app by telling us what you want!
So far we have created all of our many design elements for the app and began to code the iOS and Android versions of the app.
With your backing, we can speed up this process and expand to other platforms including Mac and Web versions.
In an instant messaging app, hosting is the fundamental part, once the application is coded. We want to create a stable, fast and reliable platform for you to communicate with friends and family. Money raised from this project will go to ensuring we can deliver that on a daily basis for you, forever.
Pledge £1 or more
You will receive BETA access to Nudge, before it hits the market.
Pledge £2 or more
The above, plus a recognition to you placed on our website, for helping make Nudge happen.
Pledge £5 or more
All of the above as well as a LIFETIME FREE use of Nudge. That’s right, FREE for LIFE! No matter what costs are introduced with Nudge, the app will always be free for you.
Pledge £10 or more
You will receive all of the above plus in app recognition for making Nudge happen and have the chance to reserve your username before anybody else!
Pledge £25 or more
All of the above including 3 invites to the beta program for your friends, and a nudge backer badge on your profile when the app launches, just like the one below :)
Pledge £100 or more
All of the above including a special section on our recognition page, where you can provide a link to your website and tell us a little bit about you!
Pledge £1,000 or more
All of the above, including the opportunity to become one of our Partners. That means you'll be featured on multiple pages on our website. Your name and logo will also be featured on our apps About Us Page!
Not only that, but you'll be receiving a special email from myself to tell you exactly what else is on offer as a partner of Nudge.
Risks and challenges
With a software development projects like this, the biggest challenge is getting everything live and on time.
To ensure we stay on schedule we will be setting ourselves milestones and keeping you up to date at every point.
One of our other biggest challenges will be setting up the servers to host this application and make sure they are fast and reliable.
We'll be collaborating with experienced server developers to ensure we have the best setup possible.
Message is restricted to Apple’s platforms but offers part of the SMS integration we are looking for. Hangouts is multi platform, but doesn’t offer a standalone client on desktop nor does it offer the SMS integration. It also lacks a lot of small things like online status, file sharing more than pictures and video, the ability to download your conversations. As well as a host of other small things, that granted apps like Whatsapp and Trillian may offer.
We aren’t out to say apps mentioned above are useless, we’re basically saying we’ve taken all these great things that a number of apps offer and made a seamless experience. We’ve looked at design and interaction and created every part of the app so that’s super easy for the user.
We want to create an application that allows you to communicate with friends without having to look elsewhere. The only way to do this is to start by offering whats already on offer but across multi platform in a seamless way.
The money being raised will go towards bringing in more team members to help us develop the app as quickly as we can. It will also go towards the server and maintenance of the app once it launches, an app like this relies on servers heavily to keep the app reliable and efficient.
All of the above, including the opportunity to become one of our Partners. That means you'll be featured on multiple pages on our website. Your name and logo will also be featured on our apps About Us Page! Not only that, but you'll be receiving a special email from myself to tell you exactly what else is on offer as a partner of Nudge.