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Additional blog coverage on our new app Kickstarter:

"SpicyNodes iPad mind mapping app developer announces ambitious new project" (22-March-2012) - At mindmappingsoftwareblog.com. Excerpt: "The developer of the SpicyNodes mind mapping app for the Apple iPad has announced an ambitious new project that will utilize its underlying technology in a unique way. IDEA.org seeks to develop the “thesaurus of the future” by combining its SpicyNodes mind mapping technology (click here to read my review of SpicyNodes) with a powerful online dictionary called Wordnik to create a powerful, low-cost dictionary and thesaurus that makes the most of the iPad’s intuitive touch interface."

"Developer explores crowdfunding approach for creating educational apps" (21-March-2012) - At innovationtools.com. Excerpt: "...That's why I'm excited to hear about IDEA.org's new thesaurus app for the Apple iPad. IDEA.org seeks to develop the 'thesaurus of the future,' and seeks to raise money to develop the iPad app it envisions via the popular crowdfunding service Kickstarter."

"New interactive dictionary/thesaurus apps browse words like branches of a tree: Help Kickstart a free app" (26-March-2012) - At WiredEducator.com. Excerpt: "Two new interactive apps for the iPad use tree-like branching to visualize words, and excite students about words and the relations between them. The apps have hot new user interfaces, and very different business models."

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    Above, plus a postcard... Receive a signed postcard of a word constellation (similar to a view from the app), with a central word selected by vote of all backers who contribute $25 or more. Great for your fridge, scrapbook, or wall.

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    Above, plus your chance to create your own definition... Tell us (a) any word; (b) the additional definition you want to appear; and (c) a secret code. If any user enters your secret code, your definition will be unlocked, and your extra definition will appear as part of the word. (This is also called an 'easter egg' in programming circles.) -- For example, you could add "Johnny Appleseed is the best grandfather in the world," as an additional definition for "Grandfather."

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    Above, plus a mug or bottle... Receive a snazzy coffee mug or metal water bottle with the app's logo and the word constellation wrapped around it. You'll be proud to sip your coffee or your filtered water. (Outside the U.S.? Please add $10 for international shipping.)

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    Above, plus more public recognition... Your name will appear on the app 'launch screen' as a patron. Every time the app is launched, your name will appear while the app is loading. Proudly tell all users that you supported the app's development.

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    Above, plus a memento for your wall... Receive a lovely poster-size word constellation map, signed, to frame and put on your wall. You choose the seed (central) word, and some options for the colors and style.

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    Above, plus free app for two weeks!... For every donor who pledges $1000, we'll release the app for totally free for two bonus extra weeks at any dates you choose. Your support will directly make the app free for anyone to download.

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