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FreedomGate Co.By FreedomGate Co.
First created
FreedomGate Co.By FreedomGate Co.
First created
$129
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 24 2018 10:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

A NEW COMMUNITY PROJECT

    (Clip shown above shows beta landing page, as of September 25th 2018)

FreedomGate original started as an attempt to create an alternative search engine back in early 2017. Designed by Black American nerds in Falls Church, VA, it was originally designed so that if it were successful, we would be able to move out of the high-priced, high-crime area that we were in. Eventually, it evolved into a more ambitious project.

Over the 2nd half of the year, we changed it from being just a search engine, to a large community-based project. At first things went a little a slow, but over time we got several volunteers to jump on board and contribute. By February 2018, we had over 120 contributions in design and coding!

FreedomGate now is MUCH more than a Search Engine:

  • it will be your secure E-mail provider (GATE-mail) offering security and features beyond the provider you're using now. 
  • A Stock Screener and other Stock tracking options for investors. 
  • The News Station, which features aggregate news sources from all over the world in numerous languages. 
  • A Calendar, with built-in scheduling for businesses and reminders. 
  • A separate web browser that focuses on speed and security.
  • Then finally, a free converter that allows you to convert your video or audio files to other formats.

But the biggest thing that makes FreedomGate unique, other than the above, is GATEHUB:

   (Gif Shown above, border-less GATEHUB ssh 2.5 build version, as of July 7th 2018)

GATEHUB is a highly customized shell that is built into the FreedomGate website and mobile app. When you login, all users will have access to it along with a community board.

GATEHUB is where users can discuss, and preview code submitted by others. The shell allows users to insert and preview their code in an external window. If accepted by the design team, these changes will be implemented to the site.

Users can submit code that can add entirely new features to the site or even be completely cosmetic. Others can review and discuss submitted codes on the discussion board, which will be public, forming a consensus on whether code should be implemented into the site. This removes the 'surprise' updates that are common with corporate sites and allowed the community itself to build the site overtime. Making FreedomGate open-source-like software.

GATEHUB also accepts file uploads including: .PHP files, JS files, Files containing CSS/HTML coding, and Bootstrap. 

THE MISSION:

By creating a website and mobile app that is run and updated by the community itself, we have a service that will last for years to come since the users themselves drive the development forward. No more censorship,  unexpected updates,  or random rule changes that are inconvenient to the community, as those days are far behind.

With your support, we hope to produce a site that will have thousands or even millions of contributors from around the world! 

A lot of companies, and even individuals, have forgotten that the community is what made them so successful in the first place. We haven't, and hope this campaign will also serve as a wake-up call.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

With your contribution to our campaign, we will launch the first modular service that will be completely driven by community involvement. 

A lot of the parts needed to launch  FreedomGate are already mostly finished. However, we need to be able to bring all the pieces together to put the site, app, and browser online, and that requires a lot of costly back-end support:

1. We need to have advanced hosting via dedicated servers with sufficient specs and a fair amount of Memory/Bandwidth. The crawlers for the Image and web search engines, the News station, the Video/Audio converters, the E-mail server, and GATEHUB itself require a fair amount of back-end support.

2. Security is very important for FreedomGate to function with minimal issues. DDOS protection is a necessity, as well as increased security to prevent any interruptions with several of the FreedomGate's services.

3. Back-ups are very important, especially if certain incidents greatly effect parts or even the whole of the site. Because of this, we need to make sure we have back-ups generated very frequently, so that the absolute minimal is lost if something unfortunate were to happen.

4. User content that's submitted to the site is stored for a long period of time. In the case of code that's submitted through GATEHUB, near permanently. On community discussion boards, many users will be inserting images, video, and download files. We need to make sure that our servers can support all submissions.

While the way we have developed FreedomGate makes it so it costs significantly less to launch then corporate services you're used to, it still needs a decent amount of funding to go online.

We also have several perks for contributors to check out as well. From recognition to early-access, and more! Find these on the right side of this page!

In the event this campaign is funded, we have some additional features we will add to FreedomGate much earlier than planned:

1. If we raise over $200,000, we will be able to provide more features in the mobile app and website, including built-in audio and video editors. Yes, now it's more than just conversions, you will be able to edit your video and audio files. All you have to do is register for a FREE account! Online storage will be available.

2. If we raise over $300,000, we can implement a Video Sharing service. A feature rich video-sharing site that will allow users to decide if they want to enable viewers to download their videos, intuitive built-in streaming tools that don't require long setup time, a built-in video/audio editing suite, a feature rich community chat, video responses, and support for various video formats. We plan on doing this in the future regardless but if we get the funding to do it now we can get it done faster!

The more money raised, the faster and better FreedomGate will be, and we could add even more features, from allowing companies to advertise on videos, to monetization options for individuals. Of course, the video service will be free to all. On the mobile App, watch your videos while using other apps at the same time for no additional cost! (Unlike another popular video streaming service that charges for it. *wink* *wink*)

COMMUNICATE WITH US!

Communication is very important and we want everyone to know that we will always be available for any questions or concerns.

text or leave a voicemail:  (202) 681-9972 

Contact us by E-mail at FreedomGate@usa.com 

or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RealFreedomGate/ for any questions or inquires. 

If you are someone who wants to contribute code to the project, be sure to mention so in the headline of your E-mail. We have several people standing by waiting to answer any questions. 

Let's go out there and build something amazing as a community!

 We will be updating this page with new information and news frequently so always keep an eye out!

Risks and challenges

Most perks/rewards will start shortly after the campaign is funded. For early access awards, we generally try to honor those 1-5 months before public release. For the mobile app, the amount of time before public release will depend on several factors, including approval time to publish the app on both the IOS and Google Play stores, as we intent to release it on both services simultaneously.

Otherwise, the initial minimum goal is enough to get things started. The more this campaign goes above the goal however, the faster we will be able implement features and add additional polish to both the site and mobile app.

Please use the contact information we have provided if you have any additional concerns

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    Contributor Hall

    On FreedomGate, we have an area called "Contributor Hall" which lists every contributor by name. Everyone who backs this campaign will have their name included in Gold lettering. Anyone who gives $2 or more will automatically qualify.

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    Early Site Access

    Get early access to the FreedomGate website before it is launched to the public! Be able to give your input on site features, and test out all the services such as E-mail, stock screener, the video/audio converters, and more! *Includes all previous perks.

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    Early Mobile APP Access

    This perk will give you early access to both the FreedomGate website and Mobile App (ios/android required). Give your input on design and features, get to use services such as E-mail and more early before public release! *Includes all previous perks

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    This perk is for those that want all the other perks PLUS:
    -The ability to test new site additions and app features during the development phase.
    -The ability to take part in top-level site discussions.
    -Receive any future paid content/features for free.
    *Includes all previous perks

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