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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 13 2019
$864
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 13 2019

About

Boosting local businesses and giving users real rewards.

Gikkle is changing the social media landscape.  We’re creating an independent social media app that helps communities grow from the ground up.

We're not like other social media apps, our team goes to work every day for our user base.  We know that the internet has robbed us of real human interaction. That is why we made Gikkle, we're redefining online relationships, and to eliminating the growing divide social media has created.

On Gikkle, every time you interact with a post, you get rewarded with virtual coins called Gikkles.  You can create blogs, forums, social updates and even upload photos for your followers to get stashes of Gikkles every day.  Don’t like posting on social media?  No problem!  We reward you for interacting with posts and supporting other creators!  Every interaction on Gikkle provides a tangible reward, even interacting with advertisements. When you interact with an advertisement, you are given a reward in the form of Gikkles or a promoted reward from the advertiser.  Gikkle puts users first, creating a community based around truth, trust, and shared reward.

You can spend Gikkles on Skores, exclusive discounts to restaurants near you. Skores create a mutually beneficial relationship between customers and merchants; they allow you to save money at your favorite restaurants and businesses while increasing the number of customers visiting a merchant’s Gikkle profile daily. You can also spend Gikkles on Loot Boxes, which contain a variety of aesthetic upgrades that can be used across the app. When you purchase a Loot Box with Gikkles, you have a chance to receive Spirit Animals, Emblems, Profile Frames, and even some Limited Edition Gikkle merchandise.  These profile upgrades work as an influencer system and give each user's profile a unique flair.

Our list of usernames and passwords for social media sites is the longest it has ever been. Gikkle provides a space where users can access all of their favorite content streams under one login.

We do this because interest-based communities are fragmented.  There is a major disconnect between communities on current social media platforms.  People on one platform will never interact with millions of potential friends that use a competing site. Gikkle unites communities based around Dining, Entertainment, Video Games, and much more by incentivizing users to post in one place.  Merging content streams and placing them in one convenient place allows for bloggers, forum post creators, and social media posters to each get increased exposure and interaction for their hard work. 

We want to help businesses that are struggling to enter the online space. Small businesses on other social media sites are engaging with less than 1% of their follower base each time they post. Online coupon services take an unsustainable percentage of revenue from small businesses.  Gikkle offers a cheaper coupon alternative that attracts social media users to restaurant and business profiles.

How do we do this? When a user redeems a Skore, they are prompted to leave an honest review about the restaurant in order to earn back some of the Gikkles they spent.  These verified reviews are more efficient than those on competing review sites because they are always from customers who actually visited the business.  Thanks to increased social media exposure, businesses are able to become thought leaders in their areas of expertise. Companies that create great content will no longer be ignored, further increasing their social media presence and creating loyal customers that regularly visit their business.  Most importantly, our Skore system works as a Closed Loop Marketing System.  Businesses are provided with CRM data in a system that lets them to make decisions further down the purchasing funnel, allowing them to make adjustments that maximize their return on investment.

By default, Gikkle users are identified using Spirit Animals, aesthetic icons with varying rarity that express a user’s personality.  Gikkle users are not judged based on race, age or sexual orientation, creating communities that evaluate you based on your content, not your appearance.  Spirit Animals are a key tool in creating Gikkle’s culture. They allow users from completely different backgrounds to understand one another through personality types.  We feel that everyone’s opinion matters and aspire to be a positive space where everyone genuinely enjoys interacting. 

We have good news: we will also be running promotions across the site each day.  These promotions include content creation contests based on current events, Gikkle influencer promotions, and Gikkle earning boosts for special events.  As you continue to create content, your total amount of Gikkles works as an experience points system.  When you reach milestones such as level 5 and 10, you will receive a special reward that shows everyone on the site your progress.  As you reach higher levels, the rewards increase in rarity, providing users who are frequent posters with exclusive items that make them stand out across the site.  We have a huge vision, and we can’t do it without your help. That is why we give back to our users every chance we get.  

Think about your closest personal relationships. How did they start?  Our team agrees that the best friendships have three key traits; truth, trust, and shared reward. Often, our most cherished friends are those that we can share our truth with. We feel safe to do this is because we trust them to hear us and treat our thoughts with respect.  Establishing truth and trust within our user base is the best way to set the stage for reward-based relationships.  Opportunities to form these relationships are present throughout the site, especially regarding Loyalty Programs.  After building trust with a restaurant or business via Skore purchases, users can enter a loyalty program where they will receive better, more frequent Skores. 

Our team works every day to revolutionize social media.  We’re committed to perfecting our platform in order to strengthen the relationships formed between social media posters and businesses.  Each member of our team uses social media and sees the problems it causes. Whether it’s the selling of user data to third parties, the disconnect between online communities, or the lack of any tangible reward, our team is comprised of real social media users who want to create a better online space for all to use. 

We are currently in our site development phase and expect to have a finished product within the next 3-6 months.  Establishing a user base is the next step to achieving our vision. Getting a loyal group of Beta users will give us increased credibility when making Skore package deals with Gikkle partners.  Until we’ve made these connections, we encourage you to spend Gikkles on Loot Boxes to get a head start on building your own unique profile. We are also taking steps to ensure our app is bug-free and runs smoothly for all site users. These next months are vital as we look toward user and business on-boarding.

Gikkle provides a safe haven from the toxic elements of the internet.  We’re a platform that goes to work for our users each day.  Everything we do sets the stage for a platform built on truth, trust, and shared reward and creates a positive space where social media posters are rewarded, not exploited.  

We’re asking for $100,000 to cover our Kickstarter expenses and development costs.


Reaching our goal would allow us to...

Accelerate our beta launch.

Cover our legal and operations cost.

Pay our amazing team.


Our Stretch Goal of $500,000 would allow us to...

Launch the Founder's Beta.

Make deals with local businesses.

Refine and groom the Gikkle core user experience.

Risks and challenges

We’ve thought about the challenges that are presented when launching a website of this scale and have done our best to address them. Users might exhibit cognitive dissonance when the site first launches, but we believe they will convert to Gikkle because of the tangible rewards received for posting the same content they already post on other sites. Another challenge that we believe we will overcome is business on-boarding; we offer an incredible set of advantages to businesses, but we need to establish an active user base first. When our site first launches, Skores will not be active yet. Users who spend their Gikkles on Loot Boxes will be validating our site and will allow us to easily make deals with merchants due to our active user base.

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    Founder

    We appreciate all contributions to our cause. We have a huge vision and want to help social media posters around the world earn compensation for their amazing content. Be true to your Founder title and share our page with your friends!

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    Backer

    This is where things get interesting. Backers get to reserve their name on the site and receive several aesthetic upgrades for their profiles, giving you a head start on profile personalization.

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    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
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    Believer

    In addition to a bunch of swag for your social media profile, Believers receive a limited edition Gikkle T-shirt so you can show your friends you are supporting social media’s next big thing.

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    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 10× Loot Boxes
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    Visionary

    You’re someone who definitely sees the big picture – that's why we’re giving you your own specialized forum flair, more merch, and more than enough aesthetic upgrades to get yourself started.

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    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 20× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
    • Gikkle T-Shirt
    • Custom Forum Flair
    • Gikkle Embroidered Patch
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    Trendsetter

    Wow! You're not playing around! To show our thanks, you’ll receive one of our high quality Gikkle Hoodies to show all of your friends you're supporting the social media media platform of the future.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 40× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
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    • Custom Forum Flair
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    Influencer

    This package makes you turn heads across the site – influencers on Gikkle have a huge voice when dealing with other users and businesses. Becoming an influencer on Gikkle has its perks: it makes you more trusted among users and allows you to form better relationships with businesses.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 50× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
    • Gikkle T-Shirt
    • Custom Forum Flair
    • Gikkle Embroidered Patch
    • Gikkle Hoodie
    • Influencer Profile Frame
    • Legendary Loot Box
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    Icon

    You’re a unique human being, an Icon that convinces others to follow them. The Icon package lets you choose your favorite Legendary Emblem, gives you a Legendary Loot Box, and an invite for you and a friend to the exclusive Gikkle Launch Party.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 50× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
    • Gikkle T-Shirt
    • Custom Forum Flair
    • Gikkle Embroidered Patch
    • Gikkle Hoodie
    • Influencer Profile Frame
    • Legendary Loot Box
    • Your Choice of a Legendary Emblem
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    Maverick

    You always think carefully before you make decisions but aren’t afraid to dive in when you see an opportunity. Becoming a Maverick entitles you to exclusive perks, the first being a custom spirit animal based around your pet or favorite animal. If you’re this interested in us, we’re definitely interested in speaking with you. We’ll set up time to speak with you regarding your thoughts on the site and give you 4 invitations for you and your friends to attend our launch party.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 50× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
    • Gikkle T-Shirt
    • Custom Forum Flair
    • Gikkle Embroidered Patch
    • Gikkle Hoodie
    • Influencer Profile Frame
    • Legendary Loot Box
    • Your Choice of a Legendary Emblem
    • Invitations to Our Launch Party
    • A Friendly Video Call With the Gikkle Team
    • A Custom Spirit Animal Dedicated to You
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    Benefactor

    You’re an extremely generous person who has no problem spending cash on something you believe in. You see the vision that we set out for and are actively trying to make the social media landscape a better place. Team Gikkle wants to thank you for putting us in a better position to change the social media status quo.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 50× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
    • Gikkle T-Shirt
    • Custom Forum Flair
    • Gikkle Embroidered Patch
    • Gikkle Hoodie
    • Influencer Profile Frame
    • Legendary Loot Box
    • Your Choice of a Legendary Emblem
    • 10× Invitations to Our Launch Party
    • A Friendly Video Call With the Gikkle Team
    • A Custom Spirit Animal Dedicated to You
    • Legendary Embroidered Gikkle Hoodie
    • A Dedicated Section in Our Monthly Newsletter
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    Paragon

    We can’t believe someone as generous as you exists. This package gives you all the tools to join Team Gikkle for life. In addition to over 20 items, you will receive an exclusive mention during our launch party, a shoutout in our email blast, and a day on the website that is dedicated to your generosity. We’ve worked hard every day to change the social media landscape – thank you for helping us live our dream.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Founder Badge
    • Limited Edition Founder Spirit Animal
    • Access to Private Beta
    • 50× Loot Boxes
    • Reserve Your Username
    • High Quality Gikkle Stickers
    • Gikkle T-Shirt
    • Custom Forum Flair
    • Gikkle Embroidered Patch
    • Gikkle Hoodie
    • Influencer Profile Frame
    • Legendary Loot Box
    • Your Choice of a Legendary Emblem
    • 10× Invitations to Our Launch Party
    • A Friendly Video Call With the Gikkle Team
    • Legendary Embroidered Gikkle Hoodie
    • A Custom Spirit Animal Dedicated to You
    • A Dedicated Section in Our Monthly Newsletter
    • A Shout Out and Feature at Our Launch Party Presentation
    • The Gikkle Community Publicly Dedicates A Day to Your Awesomeness
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Funding period

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