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By Sara Morris & Family
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Parents, does this sound familiar? 

Parent: Did you feed Sparkles our beloved family goldfish?
Kid: Ugh... I forgot.  (poor Sparkles!)

Parent: Did you clear your dishes from the table?
Kid:  (Eye roll)

Parent: For the love of all things that are good in this world, stop fighting with your sibling!
Both Kids: It was their fault!

 

PopChart Family is a modern & fun behavior management game/app system--for families w/ kids.

Made by a family, for families; PopChart Family helps Parents easily & automatically manage their kid's chores, keep track of their goals, reward and encourage positive behavior and deploy a digital allowance.

PopChart is for Families, NOT Advertising Companies.

Since we're a subscription based service, we are not dependent on advertising revenue. This provides us the freedom to remove all third-party library code that does not enhance the end user experience.

 

   

 

 

1 Parent App + 1 Kid Mode Game

Parents get the Parent mode app. 

Kiddos get the Kid mode game.

 

While in Parent Mode, Parents have special parent powers, muhahaha!

Here are several key abilities we plan to have available for the March launch.

  • Add and update their kid's accounts
  • Easy Points deposit & withdrawal 
  • Change "Points" name to "Whatever You Want" ability
  • View Point balances and ledger 
  • Create or change chores, goals & tasks per kid user
  • Choose from optional pre-made chore suggestions
  • Add new marketplace items (rewards) real and/or virtual, worth real money or not. 
  • Choose from optional pre-made marketplace items that are free or inexpensive for the family. 

 

 

PopTown is the hub of Kids Mode game and uses a familiar, scrollable, simple-to-use views and animations. PopTown will be populated by the kid and parent avatars.

In The Office, Kids are able to see their tasks for the day/week/month and complete them to earn points.

The Marketplace has items from Parents that are worth Points-or whatever you want to name them, actually. You can call them "WhaggleBorps" if you want to!

We have some suggested items that are ready-to-go, you can optionally use as well. Like the "Family dance party!" - say what? Yes, that is free and awesome. Or, "20 extra mins of screen time" that is like modern day kid gold right there. 

PopTown Marketplace
PopTown Marketplace

The Avatar Shop has over 500 pieces of hand-drawn clothes, costumes and accessories. Kids can deck out their own personal avatar and buy new items with WhaggleBorps (points) they have earned.

Once saved, the Avatar is optionally added to family's (family only) PopTown as an additional character in the map. 

PopTown Avatar Shop
PopTown Avatar Shop

At The Bank, Kids can see a full ledger of their points earned and spent.

The Bank from PopTown
The Bank from PopTown

And finally, Home is where kids can collect a daily chore check-in reward (optionally toggle on/off) and where they can see all of their previous achievements and unlocked items.

 

 

 Okay, let's talk Rewards! 

 

 

  

The idea of PopChart started with a sticky note, three fighting boys and two frustrated parents. We started a point keeping system to reward good behavior but quickly found that it was unmanageable on simple sticky notes, especially when we are constantly on the go. I proposed the idea of making an app to my husband Sam, a developer; and so PopChart was invented.

Using Sam's programming skills, my art background and our combined knowledge of parenting three kiddos we are developing a modern solution to the old ways of charting chores, awarding good deeds and encouraging better behavior in kids. PopChart has been a game-changer for our family and now we need your help to share PopChart with the world.

*WhaggleBorps is a made up word.

Risks and challenges

Finding the right Game Developer to help us complete Kid Mode.

Finding a talented game developer, trustworthy, capable with the right skill set (Cocos2d-x, C++), w/ right time availability, at the rate that we can afford, to work full time remotely, study the previous code, understand previous code and PM specs, and then finish what is remaining on our first public beta release which is nearly 80% completed.

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    AllStars

    12 months of service + Wall of Fame + Exclusive AllStar Sports Avatar items Unlocked + Gift a Family

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    • Be on PopChart Wall of Fame as an Early Backer, In-App!
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    Pirates & Mermaids

    24 Months of Service + Wall of Fame + Exclusive Pirates & Mermaids Avatar items Unlocked + Special Non Player Character added based on You!

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    • 2 Years of PopChart Family Services
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    • NPC, designed after you or a family member featured In-App!
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    Join our founders in Seattle, Wa. Learn more about PopChart Family, get a first hand look at the product with a private demo and more!

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    • Dinner
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    • All Royalty & Wizard Avatar Costumes for your PopChart Kids
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