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The Pixabay App brings the amazing images and functionality of the Pixabay website to your iOS or Android device.
The Pixabay App brings the amazing images and functionality of the Pixabay website to your iOS or Android device.
1,251 backers pledged €43,039 to help bring this project to life.

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Visit the Pixabay website at https://pixabay.com 

The Pixabay App takes the amazing images and functionality of the Pixabay website and creates an optimal experience for when you are on the go. Our 2 million+ members have been asking us for an app to make accessing and managing our 610k images and videos easier on mobile devices. And they are finally getting their wish! 

 

What is Pixabay? 

Pixabay is the premiere community for user-donated copyright and royalty free images that can be used by anyone without attribution. Started in 2010 by Hans Braxmeier and Simon Steinberger, Pixabay was created with the express purpose of making it easy for people to find high quality images that they could safely use in blogs, articles, or any other content without fear of copyright infringement and the associated fines. Beyond that, Pixabay creates a friendly atmosphere where photographers, both professionals and amateurs, can share their work with the rest of the world. We help our contributors receive feedback on their images and videos, and allow them to get well-deserved recognition from the Pixabay community. 

Why a Kickstarter Project? 

Using Kickstarter to fund this development allows us to keep our site ad-free and highly responsive to our users. It also allows us to offer special rewards to our contributors! 

About the Product 

Our Pixabay website does a great job of meeting the needs of desktop users, but let’s face it, some things are just better with an app: 

Fast, comfortable searches and user-friendly navigation 

Displaying search results in an easy-to-use slideshow format

 Optimized image viewer with zooming and panning on smaller screens

 

Directly download and share images in all sizes 

Connect with others through messages and comments 

Like or favorite images, and manage favorited images 

Funding Goal: €42,000 

The Pixabay App is already designed, but needs professional software engineering to make sure that the final product meets the same high quality standards as our site images. The funding goal covers all design, development and administrative costs necessary to produce and maintain the app.

Stretch Goal: €55,000 

Some of our requested features are currently scheduled for a later release, but will be moved up if we can reach our stretch goal: 

  • Take photos with the mobile device and directly upload them into your account 
  • Manage your own images from within the app 
  • Instant notifications/ better messaging system 

Project Schedule

Here is a brief timeline of how the app development will proceed once it is fully funded: 

  • Funding Goal Met/ Development Start - August 2016 
  • Development Completed - August/September 2016
  • Beta Testing - September 2016
  • Full Release - October 2016 

Risks and challenges

We are very experienced programmers, but there will always be risks in any app development effort:

-This is a mobile, web, and server based software project, with all the risks normally associated with software development.

-There are also various risks in approval and deployment from Apple and Google that are out of our control. We do not anticipate any problems but it’s a process that we do not control.

Project costs and schedule estimates are the result of our evaluation of the technical and approval risks and our deep familiarity with this type of project. There will, of course, be some unforeseen glitches, which will promptly be reported in the Updates section. We are committed to completing this project once the funding goal has been achieved, and keeping you informed every step of the way.

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    Thank You!

    Your contribution is greatly appreciated, and you will be listed in the application development credits.

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    Friend of Pixabay Badge

    You will be listed in the application development credits as a contributor, and your mobile app user membership profile will be awarded a permanent Friend of Pixabay badge.

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    Be a Beta Tester!

    You will be invited to participate in the development of the app as a formal beta tester, and will get credited as such in the app. Your mobile app user membership profile will also be awarded a permanent Pixabay Beta Tester badge. This reward is meant for individuals who are committed to helping us make the Pixabay app as good as it can be.

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    Knight of the Order of Ansel

    Your heroic contributions to the success of this project have earned you the recognition of our Founders and the admiration of the entire Pixabay community! You are hereby dubbed a Knight of the Order of Ansel, and will be forever memorialized in your user member profile with the Knight's badge, and your name will be included in the application development credits as a contributor.

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    Your Image Featured

    Have your own contributed image featured on the home screen of the app! Only 20 user images will be chosen. Note: this award is subject to "Editor's Choice" quality standards.

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    Your Images In a Featured Blog

    Pixabay will run a special blog issue featuring a curated collection of your images which will also be included in an upcoming newsletter going to nearly 2.5 million Pixabay users. Images subject to quality criteria (don’t worry, we’ll help!).

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    Alpine Photo Safari with Hans and Simon

    You and a friend will join our founders Hans and Simon on a day-long photo expedition in the Bavarian Alps. Take scenic shots of Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque landscapes! Let us set the itinerary, or suggest your own! Enjoy lunch, dinner, photo tips, and enjoyable conversation as you take pictures in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions. Your images will also be featured in a special Pixabay blog issue about your day. The backer of this reward must supply their own transportation to the chosen safari area and their own hotel accommodations. Trip can be scheduled any time in the next 12 months.

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