HappiJar. It's the little things that count in life
HappiJar. It's the little things that count in life
A phone app which helps us to count our blessings and thank our closest friends and family for being there when we need them the most.
A phone app which helps us to count our blessings and thank our closest friends and family for being there when we need them the most. Read more
About this project
To help you with understanding the apps functionality we created an animated prototype, which demonstrates how you will be able to navigate through the most important functions of HappiJar. Please bear in mind that this is an unfinished product. The final design will be gorgeous!!
Here's the fun part. In order to reach the necessary target fund total of £15,500 to make this project happen - we need investment from you, the KickStarter community. When the app has been built and available to download - it will be FREE. But all you backers will receive extra special rewards that non-backers will not be able to share in. For your precious pledges you can expect the following.
GIFT of HAPPINESS! You will get the opportunity to download the designs of three one-time-only KickStarter 'I backed HappiJar' 'HappiButtons' + Your name emblazoned in the list of 'HappiJar' backers on the website & the app. PLUS you will receive a hand written thank you note and be part of our Twitter roll-call when we launch! @HappiJar [please follow us]
ARTISTIC HAPPINESS! You will be able to download a Special Edition 3 'HappiButton' set [chosen from your favourite artists - see images] onto your 'HappiJar' mobile phone app. You will also receive the 'GIFT of HAPPINESS' reward. [see artists 'HappiButtons' below]
HAPPINESS NAMED! You can book your @_____JAR [e.g. @GlenJAR] name before the app is released publicly! This is on a first come first served basis only! So once you have chosen this reward - please drop your required JAR name [12 characters max] into the comments box]. You will also receive the 'GIFT of HAPPINESS' reward.
BUNDLE OF HAPPINESS! A pair of cork backed glossy 'HappiButton' coasters + A set of 'HappiJar' fridge magnets [each with inspirational messages on them]. You will also receive the 'HAPPINESS NAMED' reward.
HAPPINESS TEE's! Choose from 2 fantastic HappiJar designs [shown below]. The high quality 'fruit of the loom' white t-shirts come in either ladies or men's styles and various sizes + 'HAPPINESS NAMED'.
HAPPINESS FAN! Same as 'ARTISTIC HAPPINESS' + You will receive 3 post card sized signed prints of your favourite artists button art + 'HAPPINESS NAMED'. [see artwork below]
FAMILY HAPPINESS! Take the 'HAPPINESS NAMED' reward and multiply it by FOUR! Then add on 'BUNDLE OF HAPPINESS' for good measure.
COLLECTION OF HAPPINESS! You get to have the 'HAPPINESS FAN' reward for every one of the artists who have contributed button art! Then add on the 'HAPPINESS BUNDLE' on top of that.
PERSONAL HAPPINESS! If you are a bit of an artist you might be interested in designing your own 'HappiButton' which will downloaded by everyone who uses the app and be linked back a website of your choosing. In additional you will receive the 'FAMILY HAPPINESS' reward.
BETA HAPPINESS! You will partake in the HappiJar app pilot test once it has reached it's BETA TEST phase. You will use the App for approximately 4 weeks and give it a thorough run for its money. Then finally you will help in polishing the design via your awesome feedback. Plus, your names will be forever adorned on the website as the BETA TEST PILOTS who made this project a reality. OMG you will be loved! We will also enable you to access our Designers ONLY project page where you can discover the early concept designs, see the problems we faced and chat to the creatives and experts who input into the app's design. In additional you will receive either the 'HAPPINESS FAN' or 'FAMILY HAPPINESS' rewards. Your choice.
WISE HAPPINESS! You are able to sponsor a link from a 'Pearl of Wisdom'. Choose from 100's of inspirational messages to show the world what it is that you believe in or what happiness and life means to you. In additional you will receive the 'FAMILY HAPPINESS' reward.
ENTREPRENEURIAL HAPPINESS! You are invited to our official launch party where you will be able to participate in a Q&A session with the makers of HappiJar where we can discuss the many different aspects of getting apps to market [courtesy of our app developers], where the idea come from, creativity, what the future holds for 'HappiJar' AND a personal introduction to the team who made it all happen + [and get this] You and your 'plus one ' will be invited to join us in our 'MILLION JARS PARTY!' as guests of honour. The time will be announced as soon as we reach A MILLION downloads. It will be held in either London or Bristol in the UK [TBC], but imagine for now cool DJ’s, networking and will involve lots of dancing + You also get the 'BETA HAPPINESS' reward. [Travel not included, Q&A predicted for late Aug or Sept 2013, the 'Million Jar Party!' date is TBC]
HAPPINESS COACH! This reward is for those who want to promote themselves in life and business coaching circles - worldwide. You will have a 'Pearl of Wisdom' with an inspirational message of your own design made, along with a link to help promote your business on the app. This message will be included within the 'HappiJar' design FOREVER. PLUS, you get the ENTREPRENEURIAL HAPPINESS reward.
TOTAL HAPPINESS! Really? You need this project to happen so badly that you want to donate a whole grand? We know how you feel. Well with your help, we will design a 'HappiButton' set affiliated with your business [or whatever you wish - superheroes, shoes, or burgers if you like!] We will work with you to produce 3 unique 'HappiButton' designs which will then be linked back to a webpage/app of your choice. We will also post a personal video message to the app, thanking you for your support for HappiJar. PLUS, you get the ENTREPRENEURIAL HAPPINESS reward.
Here is another look at the HappiButtons artwork and the artists who have submitted their creations to become skins for our rewards. Please take a look through these and if you like their work, follow them on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook and tell them! Better yet, become a Happiness Fan backer and have them as buttons on your app!
Risks and challenges
Once we have been funded there really is only one stumbling block which could adversely affect the project. That is completion time.
We initially set aside a 6 week window to complete the programming. To reduce the risk that we over run, we have block booked a large portion of our time in April/May/June in readiness and then added an additional 2 weeks as a 'comfort zone'. Also, we have decided to begin coding BEFORE the 2 week period between 'project funded' and actually receiving the money. All in all, this has given us a great deal of confidence that our predicted delivery time of late July 2013 will stand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Firstly please feel free to drop a comment on the message board cheering on your favourite artist! What will happen is when the project reaches the end and we are fully funded, a questionnaire will be sent out and you will be able to choose your favourite artwork and special edition HappiButton set. We will publish the results to everybody AND you will receive a code to download the app in iTunes and [hopefully] Google Play too. This app will have your chosen HappiButtons unlocked for you to use.
These are inspirational messages which are sent direct to your HappiJar app. Once you have them you can share them, save them in your 'Thank You Box' or send them to your very own HappiJar. These messages are sponsored by charities, businesses and coaches. So you can click on them and read all about who brought to you this wonderful message!
The short answer is YES! Even though HappiJar cannot solve all your problems in life, it has been designed to be gorgeous, interesting and hold your attention long enough for you to take responsibility for your own happiness. Oh and spread some of that sugar to your friends and family too!
We are very very keen to have an Android version built and to quote one of our friends"Android users have the right to be happier too!". We totally agree!
BUT because the additional expense to develop both is quite large, instead of jeopardising the entire project by over reaching, we decided to create a stretch goal.
SO, if we want the Android version [and we do!] - our STRETCH GOAL will need to be set at £19,500 [that's' $30,000]. It is a big jump we know, but we need this amount to confidently deliver both the phone apps to our high standards. Please get pledging and sharing. We need to make both these projects fly :)
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