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A mobile app that gets kids to put down their devices and rewards them for play in the real world. Missed our Kickstarter? You can now buy KIDICTED on the Apple App Store. Android... hang tight - we're still testing :)
A mobile app that gets kids to put down their devices and rewards them for play in the real world. Missed our Kickstarter? You can now buy KIDICTED on the Apple App Store. Android... hang tight - we're still testing :)
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KIDICTED: Inspiring kids to put down their devices and play!

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WHY KIDICTED™?

We founded Kidictive Inc., to find a way to triumph over the constant "battle” with our kids over screen time.  We found that our kids ”addiction” to their devices was impacting their physical and mental health, dynamics in the home and social skills and we were not alone.  

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KIDICTED™ uses technology to help kids get 'addicted' to the real world around them by meeting them where they already are, on their devices! Through inspirational content and rewards, we are helping to modify kids device usage through gamification and introduce children to real world activity options as a means to self-direct and balance their engagement with technology.

WHAT IS KIDICTED™?

KIDICTED™ is a mobile app that engages kids aged 5-11 through virtual game play, encouraging them to complete real world activities to gain virtual rewards. 

Sample app screenshots
Sample app screenshots

Kids find inspiration in our five areas of real world activities (PLAY, CREATE, IMAGINE, DISCOVER and CONNECT) through YouTube-like videos designed to help develop the whole kid.

Activities focus on the 'whole' kid to inspire play (above) and sample activity for CREATE (below)
Activities focus on the 'whole' kid to inspire play (above) and sample activity for CREATE (below)
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The more real world activities completed, the more virtual points kids earn within KIDICTED™ to create, outfit and level up their personal avatar in their uniquely created virtual world.

Parents play a big role in supporting kids at play. When kids complete their activities, a message is sent to parents for approval. Only after a parent approves their activities will their points be able to be used for rewards.

Parent approval message for activities
Parent approval message for activities

Parents also have the opportunity to message their kids, either through the activity approval process or at anytime they want to encourage their kids to play.

WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD

We have been so fortunate to have been able to get this far with a lot of sweat equity, the support of our families and the Government of Ontario through concept development grants.

We have a working prototype that has been successfully user tested but we need to complete a number of components before we can release the app for purchase.

The key components include:

  • Challenges - to keep kids inspired to play in the real world (keep them coming back for more inspiration)
  • My KIDICTED™ Friends - which will allow kids (with parental permission) to connect with friends within the game and share their real world play
  • Infrastructure to ensure the app will work in a production environment

HOW YOUR FUNDS WILL BE USED

Our project goal is $15,000 which will complete the funding we need to launch KIDICTED™. Majority of the funds will be allocated to development and the set up for launch. The breakdown of the funds includes:

Kickstarter Funds Objective
Kickstarter Funds Objective

Please support our campaign and help us launch KIDICTED™. We want to help bring a tech-balanced life to all of our kids and we are excited to have you along on our journey.

SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO

The Government of Ontario's Ontario Creates program provides funding to grow the interactive media industry. KIDICTED™ has received funding to research and prototype the app development through the Ontario Creates Interactive Digital Media Concept Development Fund.

In addition, as a SmartStart Seed Fund recipient through Ontario Centres of Excellecnce, KIDICTED™ has the support of the Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and the OCE to set up KIDICTED for success. 

Ontario Creates
Ontario Creates
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Risks and challenges

As Kidictive Inc.’s co-founders, we share a passion for creating healthy balanced environments for our kids to thrive. Michelle brings over 25 years of leadership experience in marketing and technology which complements Laura's extensive legal/business leadership and children's sports programming/governance experience which gives us the experience to help bring this project to life.

The key risks to delivering this project include:

Scope Creep - through Alpha and Beta testing periods, any significant changes to the project design could impact the timing and cost to the project. To mitigate this risk, we are including users early in on the process and adding contingency in both budget and timelines to ensure we meet our milestones.

Quality of Delivery - using an Agile Development methodology with our Development Team will ensure that the features of KIDICTED™ work the way we need them to work for your and your child's experience.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    Vote of confidence

    Thank you for showing how important finding tech balance is to you and your family.

    Every dollar is a step towards our goal and part of a ripple effect that can change the trajectory of KIDICTED™.

    By donating your spare change, you are helping build a tech balanced life for all of our kids!

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    KIDICTED™ Mobile App Pre-Order Special

    Be the first to own KIDICTED™ at over 25% off the targeted retail price of $6.99. This early access version comes with 25 Activities for iOS and Android (plus a few bonuses). For the same prices as jumbo coffee, you can experience what life could be like with KIDICTED!

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
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    Get KIDICTED™ All Year!

    Early access to the KIDICTED™ BETA App with 25 Activities for iOS and Android (plus a few bonuses) as well as 4 Themed Content Add On Packs (one per quarter).

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • KIDICTED™ Seasonal Activity Theme Pack Add-On
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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About US$ 19

    Get KIDICTED™ For Life!

    Early access to the KIDICTED™ BETA App with 25 Activities for iOS and Android (plus a few bonuses) as well as unlimited KIDICTED™ App Updates and Content Releases. Explore the entire world of KIDICTED™ as it grows.

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • Unlimited KIDICTED™ App Updates and Content Releases
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    GIFT a child KIDICTED for life!

    Are your kids grown or don't have kids yet? Give the gift of KIDICTED to a grandchild, niece or nephew, family friend or co-worker. Fill their kids lives with real life adventures all packaged in a digital gift box from @UnWrapIt

    Includes:
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • Unlimited KIDICTED™ App Updates and Content Releases
    • A digital welcome experience from UnWrapIt - especially from you!
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    Help us create a Tech-Balanced Life

    As a KIDICTED™ Sponsor, we will feature your donation on our www.iamKIDICTED.com website funding page.

    Includes:
    • Your family name on our Tech Balanced Life Wall of Fame Webpage
    • A #techbalancedlife Sticker Pack for your family
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • A Tech-Balance Life PDF Pledge Kit for you and your family
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    PLAY your very own Activity

    Have an activity in the App dedicated to you or a child you know. What was your favourite activity as a kid? Receive a copy of the activity video by email and have it included in your version of the App.

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • An in-app activity video created featuring a child's first name
    • Emailed copy of the customized Activity Video
    • A KIDICTED Activity Starter Kit for you to play at home
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    CREATE an Avatar outfit

    Design an avatar outfit and see it come to life within the KIDICTED™ App. Your new outfit will appear in your version of the app unlocked for unlimited play. You will receive a PDF copy of an avatar wearing your outfit.

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • An avatar outfit created from your design
    • Emailed PDF of an Avatar wearing your designed outfit
    • A KIDICTED™ Kid T-shirt
    • A KIDICTED™ Kid Doll T-shirt (fits an 18" doll or stuffed toy)
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    IMAGINE yourself as an Avatar

    IMAGINE yourself in the game! Receive a copy of the KIDICTED™ App and an Activity Video Avatar that is styled after you or a child you know.

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • An avatar designed after you/your child in an activity video
    • Emailed copy of the customized Activity Video
    • A KIDICTED Activity Starter Kit for you to play at home
    • A KIDICTED™ Kid T-shirt
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    Sponsor our Tech-Balanced Life Campaign

    Become a sponsor for our Tech-Balanced Life Campaign. Have your name included as an advocate for Tech-Balance on our website www.iamKIDICTED.com, www.techbalancedlife.com and on our pledge form.

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Investor Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • A #techbalancedlife Sticker Pack for your family
    • Your name on our Tech Balanced Life website page and event banner
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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About US$ 757

    CONNECT and support Female Tech Founders

    Give the gift of support, encouragement and helping hand that we all need to know that we are creating a new future in technology. Your donation of $1000 or more will keep Kidictive alive and working towards building a new model for success for women in technology.

    Includes:
    • Our heartfelt thanks!
    • Kidictive Inc. Investor Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • Your family name on our Tech Balanced Life Wall of Fame Webpage
    • Your name listed as a support of Women in Tech on our website
    • 2 Coaching Sessions donated to a Female Leader in your name
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    Pledge CA$ 2,500 or more About US$ 1,892

    DISCOVER the KIDICTED™ life

    Join the Kidictive Inc. team for a day in the life of a mobile app/content creator. Have your child star in their own activity video, complete with a customized Avatar video intro. Your new activity will be available in the app for everyone to play. Up to 5 attendees.

    (Excludes all travel and accommodations to/from Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • Tour of Kidictive offices and film shoot of an Activity Video
    • An in-app activity video created featuring a child's first name
    • Emailed copy of the customized Activity Video
    • A KIDICTED™ Kid T-shirt
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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About US$ 3,783

    Launch KIDICTED™ with us!

    Be a part of our official launch party in Oakville, ON. You and your family will be part of our launch celebration planned for late September 2019. At the party, your kids will have fun playing KIDICTED™ activities and be filmed for a promotional video to announce our launch on the App Store.

    (Excludes all travel and accommodations to/from Oakville, Ontario, Canada)

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • Unlimited KIDICTED™ App Updates and Content Releases
    • Kidictive Inc. Investor Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • Your family name on our Tech Balanced Life Wall of Fame Webpage
    • An invitation to KIDICTED™'s launch party (date TBC) for 5
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    Pledge CA$ 7,500 or more About US$ 5,674

    Promote KIDICTED™ with us!

    Be part of our official launch party and press junket supporting KIDICTED™. Includes everything in the Launch KIDICTED™ with us! reward plus:

    Participate in a professionally produced on-screen interview sharing the story of your investment with KIDICTED™ and an acknowledgement by KIDICTED™ Co-Founders of your contribution supporting Tech Balanced Life, Women in Tech or support of the Ontario Economy (or approved special interest of your choice).

    (Excludes all travel and accommodations to/from Oakville, Ontario, Canada or other designated film location)

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Investor Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • Your name on our Tech Balanced Life website page and event banner
    • An invitation to KIDICTED™'s launch party (date TBC) for 5
    • On film 1:1 investor interview and thank you from KIDICTED™
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    Become our Kickstarter ANGEL

    Every successful start up has an angel in their corner. Will you be ours?

    As a Kickstarter Angel you will have access to one each of any of the awards above as well as quarterly business updates with Co-Founders Michelle and Laura up to launch and for a period of one year following launch.

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    KIDICTED™ Mobile App

    Be the first to own KIDICTED™ This early access version comes with 25 Activities for iOS and Android (plus a few bonuses). For the same price as that jumbo coffee that keeps you going, you can experience what life could be like with KIDICTED!

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
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    Limited Offer - KIDICTED for Life Bonus

    Early access to the KIDICTED™ Beta App with 25 Activities for iOS and Android as well as unlimited KIDICTED™ App updates and content releases. Get a matching "I am KIDICTED" t-shirt for your child and their stuffed companion.

    Includes:
    • Kidictive Inc. Parent Email - KIDICTED™ App Updates
    • KIDICTED™ App with 25 Activities for iOS or Android Devices
    • Unlimited KIDICTED™ App Updates and Content Releases
    • A KIDICTED™ Kid T-shirt
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