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Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment and assault using mobile technology.
356 backers pledged $13,560 to help bring this project to life.

Recent updates

The iPhone and Droid apps are here!

After more delays than we thought possible, the iPhone and Droid apps are finally here! You can download them here: http://www.ihollaback.org/share-story/.

The story was picked up by the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/nyregion/08hollaback.html) and we've sold over 300 apps since Monday. We're using the proceeds from the apps to fund an SMS texting service so people without smartphones can hollaback on-the-go too.

It goes without saying that none of this would have been possible without your donation. THANK YOU.

We're now running another campaign to raise funds to support our growth internationally. We're getting 2-3 requests per week to start Hollabacks. As you can imagine, it's incredible and overwhelming. Our team is struggling to keep up, but committed to not slowing down the pace of progress. This is where you come in. Will you consider making another gift at my.ihollaback.org? We've only got eight more days to go, and we need your support.

THANK YOU in advance for your continued support.

Emily

We've got the spark - now start the fire

The deadline for the Justmeans Paperless Challenge is Wednesday the 15th, and Hollaback! is so close to winning! We got another 60 votes just today! But we're not there yet, and we need your help to slide into home plate.

To help us reach our goal, we are giving away FIVE Hollaback iPhone 3G covers. To enter:

1. Vote for Hollaback!: http://www.justmeans.com/contestidea...
and comment on why street harassment matters or why Hollaback! rocks.

2. Link to the competition on your facebook or twitter page, using this link (http://www.justmeans.com/contestidea...) and our handle. We are @ihollaback on twitter, or Hollaback! on facebook.

The Justmeans Paperless challenge a competition to celebrate nonprofits that are overhauling fundraising campaigns that just end up in the recycling bin in favor of digital campaigns - like Kickstarter! Since you made our campaign such a success, we were hoping you would pitch in again and make this campaign a success, too. If we win, we'll use the funds to overhaul our website (and say goodbye and good riddens to pepto-bismol pink).

Remember: the deadline is Wednesday, and we can't do it without you! Seriously. It's impossible. So stop reading and start voting! Your actions will build a safer world (with better design and more features).

The rumors were true.

So we finally spoke with Apple, and yes, they were worried we were going to use it to start a revolution. No joke. They are requesting some changes to our "End User Agreement" that won't really affect the end user's experience, and then we'll be good to go.

The good news is that while Apple has been dragging it's heels, our pro-bono Droid developer has completed the Droid app! We'll be launching the Droid and iPhone apps at the same time, most likely by the end of summer.

Also, your iPhone covers went in the mail last week, so if you haven't received one and you donated $50 or more, please reach out to me. My email is holla at ihollaback.org.

Thanks again for your support!

Where is that darn app?

You must be asking yourself this by now. Our developers told us it would take Apple 3-5 days, but it's been two weeks. According to the 1400 message boards we've been on, it happens. I think they might be worried we're going to use the app to start a revolution. ;)

Good news is, we don't need Apple to have a good time and celebrate what's coming. Come to the launch and get a sneak preview highlighting what's to come. Kickstarter donors get in for $8 instead of $12 as a special thank you. Details are here: http://bit.ly/HOLLAday

We also had a most excellent Op-ed come out about the project in the New York Daily News today by Rebekah Spicuglia, "Stopping subway creeps? There's an app for that: A smart new way to fight back with your iPhone" Check it out: http://bit.ly/holladailynews

Thanks for all that you've done to make this happen. We are so close!
Emily

The iPhone App is (almost) Here.

Almost a month exactly after you guys (all 356 of you!) donated, I'm proud to say that our iPhone app has been submitted to Apple for approval. Our launch party is on July 8th at Southpaw in Brooklyn. As a special thank you to our Kickstarter donors, tickets will be $8 at the door instead of $12. Information is here: http://bit.ly/HOLLAday

If you are in the NY area, I hope you can make it and celebrate! We wouldn't have been able to do it without you.

Keep on holla'ing,
Emily