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$3,419
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 28 2016 6:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Totem is a mobile app for those who love a challenge. Impress others with your posts. Challenge yourself, challenge your friends!

Socially share and influence goals and challenges in everyday life. Create wacky challenges to send to your friends, or just select some from our extensively curated library. However you do it, you will never run out of fun and productive challenges.

Add meaning to your life, make the world a better place, or just add a little fun to your day - Totem Challenge.

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Totem Philosophy:

 Accountability and pressure from others is a huge motivation technique. When you share your goals with friends, it helps you stay motivated to succeed.

In short, Totem is :

  • Social
  • Fun
  • Competitive
  • Individualistic
  • Motivational
  • Inspiring

We Need Your Help! (Call to Action)

Get out of your comfort zone, push yourself and encourage others. Share your success and become motivated by the success of others!

As a user of totem, you can enjoy yourself by accomplishing goals from our massive library, and then posting it for all your followers to see. Totem has four major features, all of which have sub divisions. These different features all combine to make a great experience for the user, but will NEED to be combined with a polished and user friendly design. Unfortunately, making something that is smooth and aesthetically pleasing is not cheap, and for that reason we sit here today asking for your donations. To make a great product, we need great people to back us on Kickstarter. Then and only then, will Totem graduate from a great idea, into something that will be a pleasure to the user and ultimately provide life-changing and inspiring experience.

Main Components of Totem

The Dare: Rather than trying to encourage someone, a better way to motivate them is to issue a challenge. Challenges must be completed with photo/video proof within a designated time period.

Daily Goal: Never get bored with challenges that we at Totem, will send you on a daily basis

The Daily Goal will be the main 'game mode' in Totem. Users are assigned a curated challenge daily, and have 24 hours to complete said goal. Users will simply take a photo or ten second video of themselves completing the goal, and then post it. Our massive library of goals will ensure that you never become bored. Your Goal of the Day will be personalized just for you, based on your previous interests and completely goals. This will be accomplished using our proprietary, advanced algorithm.Not only will you be getting different goals every-time, but you will also be getting goals specifically chosen just for you!

News Feed: Browse posts from your friends, and judge whether or not they have successfully completed their goal.

Totem's news feed will be incredibly similar to those of every other social media site. The news feed will be where you see the posts of all the individuals that you are following. Conversely, your followers will go onto the news feed to see your recent posts. Unlike other other social networks, you will actually serve a purpose when browsing through the news feed. In addition to the ability to comment and share posts, you will cast a judgement on the posts that you see. Your job will be to simply press one of two buttons - 'completed' or 'not completed'. That right there, will be how Totem determines the completion status of the assigned goal. If more than 51% of people say that you completed the challenge successfully, than that will be the final verdict. Like on most news feeds, there will be an ability to sort by a variety of things - date, popularity, most viewed.

Challenge Mode: Share challenges that you particularly like with those around you. But be careful what you get into to... some are more competitive than others

This feature is possibly the most social one that Totem has to offer. Let's say that you see a goal that you particularly like, you can take that goal, and send it as a challenge to your friends. At that point, the goal takes on the same properties as the goal of the day. You can choose to either accept or deny the goal, and then will have a certain amount of time to complete it. This game mode makes it possible for even more competition between you and your friends.

Creation Mode: Come up with a good challenge? Make it a reality here.

Of all the different features that Totem has to offer, the creation mode is perhaps the one that we are most excited about. There are certain lines that we cannot cross, and for that reason we are giving users the ability to create goals, events, and competitions. You will never be bored with goals, as more and more will be getting created everyday. If a user created goal gains popularity, it will be added to the daily goal database, and distributed world wide.

Step out of your comfort zone, whether by choice or being dared by others. It pushes us to reach new limits, and to complete goals never deemed attainable. A little anxiety allows us to perform at our peak.

Complete to Compete!

POSSIBLE GOALS

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Have your own idea for a goal? Suggest it to us here, for a chance to have it featured in the first version of Totem!

*COMING SOON TO THE APP STORE*

 

There is absolutely nothing like Totem on the market today. This is our biggest advantage, as we are creating something new and exciting that everyone is going to want to get their hands on. The pure innovation that this app holds is exactly what is going to make people love it, and the even purer process of operations will guarantee Totem’s success year after year. No shortcuts. High quality work is our key to success, and that is exactly what we plan to deliver. Simplicity, organization, ingenuity, and first to market strategy will ensure Totem to be a huge success.

Look and feel of the app need to be extraordinary, but must also go hand-in-hand with one another to make the Totem experience a natural one. The social integration of the app needs to be flawless, as that is where users will ultimately form an opinion of the app. Programs like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all successful due to the communal feel that users receive. The golden opportunity with Totem is that people will be a part of it even when their phone isn’t on. What we have here is a social gold mine that desperately needs to be raided for its resources. Totem can be a 24/7 experience that the user will never get sick of, and that is exactly why the execution of Totem’s development needs to be spot on. What we now have is something that needs to be natural, fun, social, alluring, and never before seen. User friendliness, quality, and extreme attention to detail are all must haves in this application. Through a combination of daily assigned goals, user generated content, social media aspects, and a competition-like feel, we can create something entirely new in its field, and something that is ultimately successful that will fill a void in the social media market.

We truly need your help to bring this app to the market! Your input and support can ultimately mean the difference between an okay app and a truly GREAT app.

 

The idea for the Totem application was conceived in a rather unconventional way. In early May of 2015, Luke Bartini and Tyler Coon, two high school students were on a bus to a baseball game. To pass time, the two played a favorite game: a game where ideas and inventions are quickly thrown into a group. The ideas go around, and after a few rounds, a masterpiece was suggested. Thus, the concept of Totem was concveived. The two co-founders of Totem are Luke Joseph Bartini and Tyler Samuel Coon.

Through Kickstarter, we hope to accumulate enough funds to further the process of revolutionizing the way we compete via social media, and accomplish our personal goals. With your help, we will be able to fund several services vital to developing the app - coding, prototyping, marketing, and finally, server space.

 

 

When it comes to social media, no matter how refined and polished an app seems on the surface, it all comes down to one thing - whether users embrace the concept or not. If Totem isn't popular among people, then it will fail... So YOU decide, is Totem potentially something great, or not? One thing that is omnipresent at Totem is our commitment to hard work and perseverance. And that is exactly how we plan to overcome any obstacle that presents itself to us. If there is a way to fix a problem, than we will find it, and that is a promise.

What we need from you, is a stepping stone. We need all of you, the Kickstarter community, to really take this project and turn in into a full-fledged mobile  application. Help us take Totem to the next level - from concept to reality. If you believe that you would truly enjoy and benefit from Totem, then please help us by spreading the word, and pledging money, which will allow us to bring this revolutionary app to the public.

What does it take to turn a great idea into a revolutionary product that will benefit society? Cooperation, dedication and determination. Qualities that are certainly possessed by the team working for Totem.

Kickstarter Community, your feedback will help us and your support will enable us to reach our goals! If you are ready for a social media revolution, please support our campaign and spread the word! If you can not help us with monetary pledging, you can always help us in other ways by sharing our campaign with friends through social media!

 

Because we love our pledges, we are offering awesome rewards. Included in all rewards totaling more than $10, you will receive our sticker pack. In pledges totaling $35 or more, you will include the sticker pack, our awesome T-shirts, and other goodies! You will choose from the T-shirts pictured below, and will receive an inquiry about sizing.

 

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Risks and challenges

When it comes to social media, no matter how refined and polished you make it, it all comes down to one thing - whether users embrace the concept or not. If Totem isn't popular among people, then it will fail... So you decide, is Totem potentially something great, or not? One thing that we know how to do at Totem, is work. And that is exactly how we plan to overcome any obstacle that presents itself to us. If there is a way to fix a problem, than we will find it, and that is a promise.

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