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$3,996
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
79
backers
43hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, August 19 2019 12:49 PM UTC +00:00.

About

We are Knowt!

Hey everyone, welcome to Knowt’s kickstarter campaign! Knowt is a company created by students, for students. Our vision is one of a future with simpler, faster learning. Our app is the first step by our company to ensure that this vision becomes a reality. Available on mobile and web, our app automatically converts your notes (or any review material you have) into review quizzes. Simply open our app, type your notes (or copy and paste them) into our editor, and hit quiz! It’s that simple. Any notes you write or find online can be entered into Knowt and made into a quiz - no extra work required. Learn more about Knowt and its amazing features by checking us out getknowt.com.

Also be sure to check us out on Product Hunt. We’re being feature on their home page! https://www.producthunt.com/posts/knowt

How did we start?

We started Knowt back in 2016 when our team was attending High School, and have continued since then to grow and build the app with others who share our vision. Initially, we only had an Android version of the app that had a very basic interface and an algorithm that was inconsistently generating useful questions. In just a few months, we were able to take our algorithm and improve it significantly, while also working on an iOS and Web version of the app. In about a period of 6-8 months, we launched our first versions of the Web and iOS app that incorporated a more friendly interface and showcased our more advanced algorithm. We got the product into the hands of many users and learned a ton of things from their feedback. For the next year, we worked daily to release as many updates as possible in order to attract more users. With most of the team now in college (like the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers), development of our algorithm and new features has greatly improved and accelerated, from all the extra knowledge and practice they have gained.

Features

Since 2016, Knowt has completely changed! A month ago, we launched our official open Knowt Beta - a complete redesign of the app that is so much different from our earlier app initially launched back in high school. On top of bringing a fresh new look, our algorithm has improved tremendously and incorporates more advanced machine learning techniques that make Knowt's questions smarter and more detailed. 

A whole new look!

We believe studying should be as stress-free as possible, so Knowt is designed from top to bottom with the user in mind. Our mobile app is simple to use, everywhere from the main notebook to quizzes. 

Our Web app was designed to take advantage of all the extra space that comes with a bigger screen, but we didn't sacrifice simplicity. In fact, it's very easy to see the resemblance between the mobile and web apps. This makes it easy to know exactly where everything is on both platforms. In our web app, we've added a fully functioning editor that we're actively working on to make using Knowt as pleasant and easy as possible. 

Fully Cross Platform

When you make an account with Knowt, we make sure that all your notes sync flawlessly across devices. Edit on your laptop, then switch to your phone to take some quizzes on the go. Use a voice typing keyboard on your phone, then head over to the web application to give your notes that much needed style. With support for most major devices, the possibilities are endless! 

Our Complex Artificial Intelligence Algorithm

Knowt is all about quizzes, so we made sure that students would get a variety of questions. The app has 3 main question types: Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, and Explanation/Open-Ended, each of which has many variations that are intelligently generated by our patent-pending algorithm.

Importing

Currently, Knowt has support for Google Drive. This means you can import any notes you have stored in your drive into Knowt and instantly take review quizzes! One of the features we are currently implementing is scanning hand written notes, as well as extracting notes from common notes websites like Spark Notes, Wikipedia, and other study guide sites. 

Note scanning

Imagine if you could simply use your phone to scan your handwritten notes and be quizzed on them instantly. With Knowt's Scanner, users can now upload pictures of their class notes, which will automatically be converted into editable and quizzable notes. The Knowt team is working very hard to deliver this feature in the coming weeks - so be sure to stay tuned. We are incredibly excited for the release of this feature, and we know that it will make your studying experience the best it can possibly be!


Why Kickstarter? 

We wanted to start a campaign for Knowt on Kickstarter so that we could raise money in order to introduce even more people to a brand new way to study, and more importantly, create new features to make the app a more reliable and enjoyable experience. As students that attend university, money is hard to come by and we hope to raise enough so that we can ensure the development of many new exciting features that will truly help students like us. We hope you share Knowt's vision for the future of education and can contribute to our campaign!

Our most important reason for creating a Kickstarter was to be able to use that money to make improvements on our algorithm. Since we don't require any structured text - our algorithm has to make a lot of determinations when creating quizzes and isn't always perfect. Since we rely on a machine learning model, we hope to use much of the money to conduct training on the algorithm to improve its quality. We also hope to seek more expert advice on improvements, and implement technologies that we have not utilized yet.

In fact if our Kickstarter goes successfully, we plan to introduce a platform for teachers to upload their notes in the form of recorded lectures, PowerPoints, or word documents - so their students can generate review quizzes relevant to their class. We have had this on our mind for quite a while, and with Kickstarter we'll finally be able to tackle this opportunity.

Not only that, but with additional funding from Kickstarter we hope to pursue many more popular requests such as support for foreign languages in Knowt. This would be aimed to aid in the studying of people learning those languages, while also just to support quizzes for people who write their notes in that language.

We hope you believe in the future of Knowt and its vision for easier learning, and support our campaign so we can pursue these amazing features!

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Team

Ranging from high school to recent university graduates, our team members put in a tremendous amount of effort in order to innovate and make sure Knowt is always functioning as best as it can. This way, students can enjoy the newest features in clear and intuitive ways. All of our members are working before, during, and after their classes and learning new technologies on the side. Trust us when we say that you've never met a team so dedicated, and one that believes so heavily on a better future of education. Let us introduce you to them:

 Have any questions? Reach out to us at our email: contact@getknowt.com

Follow us to always stay up to date!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getknowt/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/getknowt

Risks and challenges

As students, it is certainly a challenge for our team members to balance work on Knowt and their other commitments. This is why we are pursuing a Kickstarter campaign - so that we can grow our team and produce more updates and features with the funding we receive.

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