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About this project

Got Kids with ADHD?

Your life's about to get a whole. lot. better.

Introducing iGotThis.

iGotThis is a task-focused, productivity tool for families with ADHD. It’s loaded with features to keep kids with ADHD on track, focused, and motivated – all while providing real-time visibility and complete control for parents. Importantly, it also builds self-esteem in kids with ADHD. 

Here's How it Works

First, a parent signs up and creates their family account on our web site. Once created, the parent then adds additional accounts for their children and/or spouse. There is a nominal monthly charge of $3.50 per child (or for a parent account who is also using it for their own task planning). Parent accounts that are only used for managing the family will be free of charge.

Once the family is created, parents can use the web or the mobile app to set up tasks and rewards, starting small with one or two recurring tasks like "Take out the garbage" or "Do homework". 

The app is designed to be easy to use and has simple, intuitive forms that only show you the options you need, when you need them.

Simple Task Setup
Simple Task Setup

But it also gives you the ability to use advanced task options such as creating recurring tasks with custom schedules and assigning tasks to more than one kid.

Parents can also create checklists for kids such as "Bedtime Checklist" that has sub-tasks like "Brush Teeth" and "Lay out School Clothes".    

Checklist Setup
Checklist Setup

Failsafe Reminders

When it's time (or past time) for these tasks to occur, kids get failsafe reminders in their own version of the app. The app keeps reminding them until they start the task, and then follows up with focus alerts to remind them of what they’re supposed to be doing until they get the task done.    

Failsafe Reminders
Failsafe Reminders

Real-Time Oversight

Parents get some help too! Instead of hovering over your kids and quizzing them about what's been done (which is also damaging to their self-esteem), parents get real-time notifications (if they choose to) about when their kids start or finish a task, or when they are late or miss tasks. Nagging and interrogations are a thing of the past - parents can stay on top of things from the bedroom, board room, or locker room, all through their app.

Real-time Oversight
Real-time Oversight

Rewards

The iGotThis solution has a fully customizable rewards system built into the solution. When parents set up tasks, they also can assign a specific number of tokens to award kids for starting the task, starting it on time, finishing the task, and/or finishing it on time. This allows parents to reward both effort and success as they see fit.

Parents then establish a menu of rewards that kids can redeem their tokens for. This can be small things like choosing what's for dinner or large items like a new computer, or anything in between. It's totally up to the parents. Kids can then redeem their tokens in the app with parental confirmation. It doesn’t get any easier.

Web and Mobile Rewards System
Web and Mobile Rewards System

Badges

In addition to rewards, kids also earn badges for achieving certain milestones in the system, such as successfully completing 100 tasks (the "Centurion" badge).

Web and Mobile Bages
Web and Mobile Bages

ADDitives - Inspirational Messages

Parents with ADHD kids know that ADHD can wear away a kid's self-esteem. They're constantly getting messages that there is something "wrong" with them. We don't believe that to be true, as you can read about in our Manifesto on the iGotThis.com Web Site.

iGotThis provides positive messaging to kids and adults with ADHD, to remind them that ADHD is a byproduct of being Extraordinary.

ADDitives via In-App Notifications
ADDitives via In-App Notifications

Other Features

There are a TON of other features in the system, including dashboards, planning wizards, location based alerts and more! We can't fit all the features and benefits here, but check out our web site at http://www.iGotThis.com for a complete breakdown of what iGotThis can do.

But it's More than Just an App

iGotThis is also a community and a mission.

As a community, iGotThis brings together parents to share experiences, teach and learn, support and be supported through web and mobile forums.

Web and Mobile Community
Web and Mobile Community



As a mission, iGotThis provides public outreach focused on changing the narrative about what ADHD is. Our goal is to educate the world that the ADHD label means extraordinary capabilities, not a deficit or a disorder. We teach that the greatest world changers in history, such as Edison and Einstein, were known to have the same condition, and that today's world changers like Richard Branson and Bill Gates do as well.

iGotThis provides it's ADDitive service free to anyone who wants to receive these messages via email, SMS, or in home smart assistants such a Google Home and Amazon Echo devices.

ADDitives via Smart Home Devices
ADDitives via Smart Home Devices

About Self-Esteem and ADHD

Kids with ADHD are far more likely to have low self-esteem, sometimes pathologically low. This mainly happens for two reasons: they have small, repeated failures in meeting the expectations of others and they are labeled as having a deficiency and a disorder.

The goal of iGotThis is address both of these issues.

We believe that ADHD is simply the byproduct of having an extraordinary mind. Parents know that kids with ADHD are more creative, curious and enthusiastic, with a stronger sense of fairness and compassion than those who don't.

Unfortunately, our world judges these extraordinary kids not by what they can do, but by things they struggle with that their typical peers do not. It's like judging a Lamborghini based on it's ability to comfortably seat a family of five while towing a boat. The Lamborghini is not broken - the expectations are!

Why We're Doing This

The founders of iGotThis have three amazing kids with ADHD. We watched our previously enthusiastic and happy kids go off into the world and then come home stressed out, frustrated and unhappy. Everyday, their self-esteem was battered by the expectations of an ordinary world that expected them to be merely, well… ordinary.  

We looked for solutions in the market and found nothing that met the unique needs of our kind of family. There are plenty of reminder apps and to-do list apps out there, but they’re mostly designed for typical adults.

We saw an opportunity to create something amazing for our family and something that could help so many more. So, we decided to take a leap of faith and build it. You can read our manifesto and our story on the web site.

Current Status and Estimated Timeline

The initial development was finalized late last year. However, during initial testing we found a couple of areas that were not functioning consistently or performing at the level we found acceptable. Rather than roll out something we weren’t proud of, we went back to the drawing board. The result was that we had to take some different technical approaches to improve performance and consistency. That development is currently wrapping up. Then it's back to testing to make sure it's right before it gets into our customer's hands (literally).

We estimate that we’ll be ready for beta testing in April of 2017 with a production rollout by May of 2017.

What's the Money Used For?

Due to the delays in our schedule as mentioned above, our initial seed round funding has run out. The money provided by Kickstarter Backers will go to paying the development team to complete the app, for infrastructure hosting costs, and to help us build awareness at launch.  

Frankly, we need your help. We need the backing to finish this off and bring it to market - or it may not happen at all.

So... What are You Waiting For?

Go on! Back us! 

You Got This. 

With Love, 

The Founders

Risks and challenges

We ran into some technical challenges with certain aspects of the project that were uncovered in testing late last year (as mentioned in the project description). One issue we faced was related to background processing on iOS devices. The other was in dealing with data synchronization between mobile and server databases (allowing the app to work when the user is disconnected from WIFI and data networks).

Addressing these issues resulted in some architectural changes that were rather complex. We are wrapping up the development of those changes now and will begin testing shortly. There is a slight risk that once we begin testing again, other issues could arise that we are not currently aware of.

The other risk we have is being "too successful, too fast". This basically means the infrastructure of the solution could need to be increased earlier than expected. We have architected the solution to scale up and out as needed, but if we ended up with 10X our expect load on day one, that could be an issue. However, our infrastructure partner has more than enough capability on hand to see us through 1000X+ our expected load - it will just be a matter of how quickly we can start up the additional infrastructure and configure it.

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    Our Three Month Family membership gives you, and up to five other family members, 3 months of access to iGotThis! You also get the Digital Wallpaper Pack, your name on our Backers' Wall of Fame and our exclusive ADHD Family Survival Tips eBook!

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    Inner Circle Membership

    This includes the VIP Founding Family Membership, a special gift package of iGotThis swag, an additional hour of one-on-one project planning consultation with the founder and a seat on our Advisory Board. This is an exclusive offering limited to between 20 and 30 individuals where you will help shape the future of iGotThis. You will participate in quarterly Advisory Board meetings (either in person or via Skype as you choose) to review our plans, provide feedback, and vote on how we proceed. This will require members to sign non-disclosure and other legal agreements.

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    Love the iGotThis.com web site? Want something just as beautiful for your own project or business? Not only do you get a VIP Founding Family membership, but our in-house web designer will work one-on-one with you to design and develop a beautiful web site for your family friendly project or business. This includes a home page and up to 4 additional pages (approximately 80 hours of work). Some exclusions apply - contact us for details.

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