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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 19 2014 8:06 AM UTC +00:00
£111
pledged of 27 000 £pledged of 27 000 £ goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 19 2014 8:06 AM UTC +00:00

About

Why scan your stuff?

There are three reasons why logging your items will benefit you:

1) Need to kill 2 hours - the app has a 'fill my time' feature which randomly selects something to do from your scanned items. You can then refine this search to either a time parameter, number of people or activity.  

2) Buying duplicates - Having bought many books, DVDs and games over the years as gift and for my own recreation, I know what it's like when you buy a duplicate. This app will not only stop you from buying duplicates for yourself, but for when you are looking in that books store for your parents next Christmas present, or when you in a games store and you don't know what game to buy your child.

3) Compare with friends - the app will allow you to compare your lists of items and see what your friends have that you don't and you can also see what you have that your friends don't. This can help you find activities to do when you're meeting friends or if you're a parent setting up a play-date for your child. 

How does it work?

All you do is open the app and hit 'scan a new barcode'. This item will then appear on your mobile or tablet screen and a prompt will ask if you would like it to be added to a list. Items will be automatically be listed into categories (e.g: DVD, Book). The categories will then also have their own granular level (e.g: DVD>Action). 

Any item you scan which you already have listed will flag up as a duplicate. 

Project Timeline

Phase 1) 01/06/14-20/07/14 - Research 

Phase 2) 21/07/14-20/08/14 - Prototype build and further research

Phase 3) 20/08/14-18/10/14 - Kickstarter fundraising 

Phase 4) 19/10/14-15/12/14 - Initial development of the working app

Phase 5) 16/12/14-01/02/15 - Beta testing

Phase 6) 02/02/15 - Launch app into iOS & Google Play markets

Categories / Activities

The initial launch will include the following categories:  

  • DVDs
  • Books
  • CDs
  • Videogames
  • Boardgames
These categories would get the app off the ground with the vision to include additional categories later in 2015.


Features

  • Compatible with both Android & iOS
  • Ability to share content
  • Connect with friends (ask friends to join)
  • Compare lists with friends
  • Fill your spare time with something randomly selected from your stuff
  • Search for items you have stored
  • Store items logically in one click
  • Launch in English language initially

What will the pledge money be used for?

The pledged money will be used to develop the app from its current prototype phase. Developing apps is time consuming and costly when you want to create something special. The vision is to have the app available for iOS and Android and on both mobile and tablet devices.  

It will also go towards the data housing which include server space to hold the app and so people can store their profiles on the cloud.

Risks and challenges

The challenges this project may face are from a development view. Due to the complexity of product taxonomy, the categorisation would need to be so that it allows for all products to fit in somewhere and for it not to be too granular that it puts off users.

The other development issue it time. As the app has many bespoke architecture features it will require many hours of hard coding. This will not hinder the project from being completed but may push back deadlines.

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