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€10,163 pledged of €29,000 goal
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By Paul Kofmann
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About this project

Parents! This one is for you!Efficient, effective, and even a little fun: FairBear is a unique parental control system that gives you control over your child’s entertainment intake. Try it now and watch magic happen!

 

 The modern world is changing at a break-neck speed. As the Internet and Internet-based gadgets become even more integrated into our daily lives, technology is becoming inescapable. No one knows yet how these changes will impact our children, because these children are the first generation to grow up in such an Internet-saturated culture. We know that educational apathy and concentration issues are showing up more frequently, and this could just be the beginning. At the same time, there are many outstanding apps on the Internet, apps that are entertaining, apps that provide access to knowledge, apps that contribute positively to early childhood development.


Our solution to this conundrum, this clash of open access and safe access, is called FairBear. With FairBear, parents can keep their children away from negative content and limit the amount of time that is being spent on the Internet at once. An app for the whole family, FairBear can switch easily between Fair Mode (for the kids), which provides a personal sandbox environment with all the apps and features that the parents have approved, and Parent Mode (for the parents), which provides a dashboard through with the Fair Mode can be customized, viewed, and analyzed, all in the interest of developing a training schedule and difficulty plan.

Setting up FairBear is simple: you install the app on kids’ devices, set up a parental PIN for moving in and out of Fair Mode, and activate Fair Mode. From there, you exert full control over your devices and protect your kids, promoting learning, encouraging training with our brain puzzles and exercises, and directing your children’s Internet usage in a positive and productive way.

 

Trainers are special educational apps integrated with FairBear, they contain hundreds and thousands of brain training puzzles and exercises that kids solve to get rewarded, for example with extra screen time. Kids love trainers because they quickly understand it's a working way to get something without whining and begging.

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Completing a training round might be not an easy task, because kids can't freely switch trainers and have to follow parent's will.  

FairBear provides very intuitive and easy way to manage and configure training program. Automatic difficulty configuration will do fine in most cases, but If you need a more fine-grain control you always can switch to detailed manual configuration even remotely.

With FairBear you can create your own reward or prize manually or you can choose from recommended ones in the market. Just set it's price and watch the magic happen.

You probably don’t want your kids to be lost in their devices all the time. Bring real action in form of parental tasks described textually or as a voice message.

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It could be a tough work-out task, simple household chore or, why not, book reading. Tasks may be verified remotely using video/photo confirmation feature. Kids find it interesting, while parents find it fair.

You are the person who knows your kids' wishes. Just leverage this knowledge!

FairBear is an advanced parental control app, literally it's an all-in-one solution with a set of proven features for family's every day needs.

 

Once in late 2015, during a hot discussion of parental problems of our own we came to an idea to create an app for “poor” parents who are tired of opposing children’s out-of-control fun on mobile devices. 

After a long time of prototyping, designing and developing, we have come to you, Kickstarter, for help raising EUR 29,000 (≈ $31,000). This amount will cover the costs of developing missing features and new trainers and will help us promote and distribute the first run of FairBear parental control apps.

 

We always wanted FairBear to be completely free and ads-free and get a viral spread, but for a young start-up it's not always possible. So we came to a compromise - if some feature doesn't use costly cloud services, our users get it for free. However, If you need a remote control, multiple device instant synchronization or real-time family chat - in other words any feature heavily depending on internet - you'll need to have a Premium subscription.

Now, we open the demo version. Full-featured version will be available on April 1st, 2017. You, Kickstarter backers, will get your subscriptions upon release and may activate them when the service becomes paid.

Here is the versions comparison table:  

 


 FairBear DEMO
comes with 10 free exclusive trainers for kids of ages 3-15. 

 

 

We're in love with open source and appreciate its vital role in our story. We are always ready to share, collaborate and integrate. That's why we've created Trainers API for Developers. It enables authors to easily and quickly integrate their educational and training apps with FairBear.

 

Below is the rewards matrix we've built for you. Besides what is stated in a particular reward's description, all our backers will be the first ones to receive app updates and give their feedback back till the very public release.

 Beyond making a monetary contribution, you can help us by sharing this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media platforms you may use. Spread the word about FairBear: tell any parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles you know that this solution is on its way as long as we hit our funding goal.

The money we raise on Kickstarter will be spent on development of new features and trainer apps, thorough testing and bug-fixing and localization to many-many languages, of course, so every family around the globe gets its FairBear. 

 

If generous Kickstarter community let us overstep our funding goal, we'll be able to outsource many of development tasks and create more trainer apps. We even dare to promise, if we somehow reach $100k, we'll extend our team and provide a fully usable iOS version of FairBear in Q3 2017. We've already done some early research and have encouraging results. 

 

 

Our small but well-arranged team consists of young and talented minds from all around the globe. Many of us have their own children, who eventually became the early testers. But the main thing really uniting us is a simple desire to make the world a bit fairer place. We hope our efforts will be recognized by many other parents

 

FairBear is going to improve family lives and better futures all around the world. Affordable and effective, this is an Internet control solution that is sure to become widespread, which is exactly what we as a company want. The more people can benefit from FairBear, the happier we will be.

We appreciate all contributions, monetary and otherwise, and we thank you greatly for your time. We will work hard to fullfil both your and our expectations.

FairBear founders: Alexander and Paul Kofmann
FairBear founders: Alexander and Paul Kofmann

 

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Risks and challenges

They say: “Everything happens”, but not in our case, because we have already passed all banana skins - at least Android ones. During this year we have tested our solution on many hundreds of Android devices. And we will continue to improve the quality to never let your family down. Seriously, what really can stop us from making our plans come true? Perhaps, alien attack only :-)

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    Thank you! ($5)

    We appreciate your help! You will be able to continue using FearBear demo for free with regular updates until the official release of FairBear in April. Your name will be mentioned on FairBear.com website.

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    6-month Subscription ($10)

    Besides our sincere appreciation and credits on our site, you get one 6-month Premium Subscription. Retails for $20.

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    1-Year subscription ($20)

    Besides our sincere appreciation and credits on our site, you get one 1-Year Premium Subscription. Retails for $40.

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    2-year subscription ($30)

    Besides our sincere appreciation and credits on our site, you get one 2-Year Premium Subscription. Retails for $70.

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    Two 1-year subscriptions ($40)

    Besides our sincere appreciation and credits on our site, you get two 1-year subscriptions for you and your friend or relative. Retails for $80.

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    Three 1-year subscriptions ($50)

    Besides our sincere appreciation and credits on our site, you get three 1-Year Premium Subscriptions for you and your friends/relatives. Retails for $120.

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    Lifetime Subscription ($75)

    Lifetime Premium Subscription. Thankful mention on our site as well, of course!

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    VIP Subscription ($150)

    Lifetime VIP Subscription with support from the first hands. And your voice will be easily heard. Special thanks on our site.

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    Pledge €900 or more About $957

    Workshop Special Ticket ($1000)

    A special ticket to the first FairBear start-up workshop that will take place in Germany in spring 2017. We'll cover topics such as coming up with an idea, searching for an investment, team building, prototype designing and development and many others. One VIP subscription is also yours.

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    Dinner with founders ($2000)

    You are a real sponsor! With pleasure we'll have a dinner with your in any German restaurant of your choice. Without secrets we'll tell you our story, share our experience and personally provide you with your lifetime VIP subscription.

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    Pledge €2,700 or more About $2,872

    FairBear Hero ($3000)

    You get a lifetime VIP subscription, and we will place your name and photo in the FairBear Google Play listing, giving you the heroic recognition you deserve.

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    Pledge €4,500 or more About $4,786

    Bad Bear ($5000)

    How evil you are! You'll get a right to initiate a one-time whole world lock of all FairBear kids' devices for 5 minutes. From a special dedicated evil panel. Aaaaahhhh! Besides that, you also get a lifetime VIP subscription

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    Pledge €7,200 or more About $7,658

    Good Bear ($8000)

    Wow, you really love us! At this level, you get to disable training and restriction on all FairBear devices worldwide with your own message (subject to our approval) for one whole hour. Just once. Of course, a lifetime VIP subscription is also yours.

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