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Galavant: Never Be Bored Again

An event-based app that connects you with your hobbies while helping you meet new people along the way.

Galavant: Never Be Bored Again

An event-based app that connects you with your hobbies while helping you meet new people along the way.

$3,849
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 2 2019 11:57 AM UTC +00:00

About

Meeting new people is hard. Keeping up with your hobbies is hard. Saying ‘No’ to that all night Netflix binge is hard. We can’t solve all your problems, but we can help out with a few of them. Galavant makes it a little bit easier to pull yourself away from your screen and get outside to enjoy the glorious summer months ahead. You don’t want to be sitting on your couch letting the fun pass you by. Get out and join in on it! Grab your phone, open up Galavant, and see what’s happening around you. You’ll find any event you can think of, from pickup volleyball, to board games, to huge festivals!

Galavant is an event-based app that aims to make it easy for anyone to create and attend events, while meeting new friends along the way. Galavant is not a social media app, it's a social interaction app. What’s the difference? The difference is that we feature events. We don’t feature videos of you singing in the car, or your cat knocking your water off the table, or posts of how you finally made that perfect grilled cheese. We don’t see the need for additional clutter, so we don't include it. Another thing we don’t include? Ads. No one likes ads, so we won’t have them. Ever.

We've made a beautiful and easy to use event-based app that’s great for hosting and attending events. We’ve got some cool features we want to show you, like our Degrees of Separation, so check out the rest of the campaign to see what makes Galavant worth backing!


So what makes Galavant different? Well, I already gave away a few spoilers, but we are a social interaction app, not a social media app. Say goodbye to time wasting and say hello to actual people!

Something else that we focus on is keeping each event unique. When we say unique, we just mean that you can’t set up an event and have it recurring every week, you’d have to create the event each time you want it to happen. A recurring event causes the same group of people to attend every time and Galavant is meant to have events that promote meeting new people, without being an outsider to a pre-established group. Creating a new event every time is a fresh start for everyone, which means there will always be a unique group of people at each event.

Another downfall of recurring events is it can be easily forgotten about. The attendees might think that the event is happening, when in reality the host was planning to delete the event, but never ended up doing that. It just creates confusion and a situation where some people might show up to an event that isn’t really happening. We think eliminating recurring events will help ensure that everyone knows that each event on Galavant is a live event that is going to happen. 

A feature that we are really excited about is the Degrees of Separation. It’s a filtering system that is great for everyone, whether you are looking for an event or hosting an event. 

As a host, it’s great because you have control over who can attend your event. You have three options: 1st Degree, 2nd Degree, and Public.


  •  1st Degree events are just for your friends. Maybe you’re having a board game night at your house, and you just want people you know coming over.    
1st Degree
1st Degree



  •  2nd Degree events are for your friends plus their friends. This is great for having an event to expand your friend group. Since you have a mutual friend in common, it’s a great way to get some easy conversation going!   
2nd Degree
2nd Degree



  •  Public events are open to anyone and everyone.  



As someone attending events, you can set these same filters to help you decide which type of events you would like to go to. If you’re feeling adventurous and are okay without knowing anyone at an event, then choose public! If you feel like hanging out with just your friends, then choose 1st degree. Or maybe 2nd degree is the way to go so that you can become better acquainted with your friends’ friends. The choice is up to you and you can change it as often as your mood changes! 

Community is important. It’s where you live, where you eat, where you shop, where you go to festivals, where you get coffee. Community has a huge impact on how you go about your daily life. We want you to take full advantage of everything around you, which is why we aim to partner up with local shops, bars, restaurants, government, and charities so you never miss events in your area.

Community isn't just about what is around you, it's also about who is around you. Galavant has a great way to strengthen and build your own personal community with your friends. Keep up with your friends by sending them a message or invite them to events you think they'd like. It's also easy to find and add friends from past events, or through mutual friends!



We aim to make Galavant a pleasant and easy user experience. We've worked hard to bring you the features that are important and left out the ones that aren't. Let's take a tour, shall we? 

Here's what you'll see when you login to Galavant. Everything you need is a tap away.
Here's what you'll see when you login to Galavant. Everything you need is a tap away.
When you click on the white space, it will take you to to this page. Here, you can see all the events around you for each category you're following.
When you click on the white space, it will take you to to this page. Here, you can see all the events around you for each category you're following.
Once you join an event you'll have access to this page. Everything you need to know about the event is right here.
Once you join an event you'll have access to this page. Everything you need to know about the event is right here.
You'll see this page when you tap on 'Details', which shows you everything you need to know about the event. You can only see the exact address once you join the event.
You'll see this page when you tap on 'Details', which shows you everything you need to know about the event. You can only see the exact address once you join the event.
Tap on someone's picture to navigate to their profile page. Once you're friends, you'll be able to see what events they are planning to attend or host.
Tap on someone's picture to navigate to their profile page. Once you're friends, you'll be able to see what events they are planning to attend or host.

See what categories your friends are interested in.
See what categories your friends are interested in.
Creating an event is super easy! Just fill out the info. you see here and you're event will be live!
Creating an event is super easy! Just fill out the info. you see here and you're event will be live!

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Joining an event

It’s really easy to start hosting an event with Galavant. Just put in the usual info. like location, date, time, quick description, and title. Then pick which category it falls under. An event picture will automatically be chosen, but feel free to upload one of your own! Decide how public or private you would like your event to be and choose one of the Degrees of Separation. And lastly, choose a range of how many people you would like to attend. And that’s it! Your event is live!

Once it’s live, you can choose to invite your friends so they have the first opportunity to see and join your event. Once people start to join, you can stay organized with discussion threads. Threads will help keep information about the event organized so that you don’t have to scroll through random conversations to find the information you’re looking for!

We also have map integration for your event so that anyone who is attending your event can click on the map and navigate right to your event.

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Creating an event 

A huge focus for Galavant is to make sure events are easy to find and easy to attend. With our event filtering system, Galavant makes it easy to find the events that are perfect for you and that fit your busy schedule.

One of the most important filters is the category filter. There are a number of different categories for you to pick from and follow. When we first launch, there will be more broad categories, like court sports. But once we grow we will expand those categories into more specific ones based on how many people are attending those events such as basketball, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, and handball. The categories that you follow will show up on the bar at the bottom of the map where you can scroll through and select which category of events you'd like to see on the map.

Another filter is the Degrees of Separation, which is a huge benefit for Galavant. You’ll be able to choose which events you would like to attend based on who’s going to be there. If you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to meet anyone, you can look through the public degree filter. Maybe you want more of a quaint event with your friends, then look through the 1st Degree filter. Or if you want something in the middle, the 2nd Degree filter is perfect.

The time and location filters are also important to help find events that cater to your schedule. If you want to find something on weeknights after work, you can do that. If you want to just find weekend events, you can do that too.

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Using the filters 

For our business model, we chose to do a monthly subscription. However, there is and always will be a free version that you can use. You still have access to all of the core features, but you’ll get some benefits if you subscribe to one of our monthly subscriptions.

We elected to do a monthly subscription service instead of ads because we value your privacy. Large companies sell your data to anyone that will buy and can gather huge amounts of information off of you. We think a couple bucks per month is totally worth the privacy you gain in return. But as always, there will be a free version, too!

The Community Plan is for the shops, bars, restaurants, government, and charities. The subscription cost will vary for community users based on their activity level and will be the only ones that can post to the community category.

Check out the graphic below for the subscription levels and the features you get with each. 

We need your help to make Galavant become a reality. Your support will help us reach a greater audience by allowing us to do a full marketing campaign in two cities that you help choose. There will be a survey that goes out at the end of the campaign where you will be able to vote on the city that you want to see Galavant launch in!

If we exceed our goal, we plan to bring some cool new features your way that we think you’ll really like. We really can’t thank you enough for your support and can’t wait for you to join the Galavant team.

If you can't back us financially, that's ok! It would also help us a ton if you share our Kickstarter campaign so that others can see it!

Here's a quick breakdown of what your support will go towards:


 If we reach our goal:

  • Marketing
  • Legal fees

If we exceed our goal:

  • Emphasis on app improvement
  • New app features

We want to sincerely thank you for your support! It's something we can't do without you. Besides our undying gratitude, you can also expect these rewards! 










We have been hard at work and currently have a functioning version of the app. It isn’t perfect yet, but we're working on getting it there! We are currently in private beta testing. After that we will be in closed beta testing, which you can get access to through our rewards! Closed beta access is special because it allows you to become part of a small group of people testing the app. That means that your input can really shape what Galavant becomes! Once the closed beta testing is complete, we will have an open beta, which is open to everyone. After all the bugs are worked out, we’ll do a full launch, which we are aiming to do in early 2020.  




Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges with any product launch, but we'll do our best to work around whatever comes up. We all know that computer programs and games can have bugs, and mobile apps are no different. Even though we are currently testing it and trying to get all the bugs, they could still be present when we test with a larger audience. Scaling apps to support a large number of users doesn't always go as smooth as it should, so we'll do our best to handle that and make it as smooth as possible. Besides this, Galavant also has some unique issues that we’re aware of and dealing with.

Galavant doesn’t work without a user base - a community. Creating a community that is passionate about a product is no easy feat, and we understand that. Kickstarter will be a great way to get us the funds we need to advertise and market to help get the word out about Galavant. We’ll plan to go through the usual marketing channels such as Facebook and other targeted online marketing, but we’ll also have some fun with it and launch some large events hosted by us!

Another challenge is the density of our users. Getting users is great, but Galavant doesn’t work if users are far and few between. We need a concentrated user base in a few cities to start off with so that people find events to attend and ensure that when they create events people will attend. That’s why we are electing to concentrate our marketing efforts in a few cities to start off with and then grow from there. We’ll connect with the community: local businesses, charities, shops, and government to make a robust and active community page as soon as we launch. We’ll also have Galavant-created and sponsored events to really get the word out as well.

Galavant doesn't currently pay our bills, so we are currently working other jobs. But, with your support, we would like to make Galavant our sole focus. Until then, we realize that we have to work even harder than most startups to bring our users a product we are proud of. We’re in no way afraid of a challenge. We’ve already built a working app, so we have no doubt that we can succeed, we just need the resources!

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    What's that bobbing in the water? Oh buoy look at that deal - everything you need to get started on your Galavant adventure.

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