Minimal Reader (Android)
Out of €5,000
Allocation of funds
<p> </p> <p> <strong><u>This funding has several objectives :</u></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> 1/ <strong>Rent a dedicated Web Server</strong> ( around 150€/month ) to host websites and forums for my apps, as well as a platform to develop new server side features like push notifications, and become independent from Google Reader and other proprietary platforms. This server could allow me to do server side operations like image resizing, push notifications, versionning, OTA updates for beta testers, analytics, etc.</p> <p> </p> <p> 2/<strong> Hire a full time designer</strong> ( around 2000€ ) to give a real visual identity to my apps and websites, allowing me to spend more time on coding and less time designing. </p> <p> </p> <p> 3/<strong> Set the Pro version of Minimal Reader completely FREE !</strong> (the app currently earns me around 200€/month) </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <strong><u>What I can offer to donors :</u></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> 1/ <strong>Your name and photo on the contributor list of the app.</strong> A cool trick to show to your friends (you'll look important, girls love it) </p> <p> </p> <p> 2/ <strong>Unique "Collector" version of Minimal Reader !</strong> Choose your background, title and text colors, buttons ... and I'll make you your personnalized, unique version of the widget that truely matches your taste and homescreen. </p> <p> </p> <p> 3/ <strong>Private access to the early versions of my Apps</strong> (nightlies / weeklies) and the possibility to participate actively in the developpement by suggesting features, themes, etc. There will also be private polls that will drive the development of Minimal Reader and my other apps (Falcon for Twitter). All this will be available only to donators through a private forum. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <strong><u>Do you own a blog or a dedicated website, and want to get more mobile readers ?</u></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> A<strong> new "Recommended" section</strong> will be added in Minimal Reader, easily accessible from the main screen. In this section will be pushed a selection of Blogs and Websites that the user might be interested in (using localisation and interests), displayed in the familiar UI the users are used to. Seamlessly integrated in the app, the user will be able to discover new sources of news and quickly access their articles. </p> <p> </p> <p> <a href="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/47233654/PromoDecouverte_EN.png" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/47233654/PromoDecouverte_EN.png"></a></p> <p> </p> <p> If a user reads an article from within the "Recommended" section, he will be prompted to <strong>subscribe to this blog or website</strong> through Google Reader, and to add a dedicated column on his starting page. </p> <p> </p> <p> <strong>This allows blogs and websites to quickly acquire mobile readers, and make them come back frequently with the easy subscription system. </strong></p> <p> </p> <p> This new section will be available as soon as Minimal Reader Pro becomes Free, which represents a migration of more than<strong> 100k users </strong>of the free version, which will be added to the 10k users of the Pro version. </p> <p> </p> <p> <strong>So if you have a blog or a website to promote, take this incredible opportunity to attract mobile readers from all around the world.</strong></p>
Want to participate in the success of this project ? Even the smallest contribution helps !
Private access to the Donor's Forum, allowing to download the latest versions of my apps for free and participate in the development.
You name and photo on the Credits screen of the App (Minimal Reader or Falcon) ! Will show your name, photo (optional) and Twitter name (optional) right in the app, show it to all your friends !
Unique Collector Version of Minimal Reader or Falcon ! Choose your background, title and text colors, buttons, etc. and I'll make you your very own, personnalized, one of a kind Minimal Reader Widget ! Make your homescreen look beautiful and functionnal, exactly the way You want it.
An invitation to the Celebration Party at the end of the competition in a Parisian Bar ! Come ask me anything, talk about my next projects, technology, Android. And most importantly, Drink all you can, because all drinks are on me !
Have a blog/website to promote ? Get your spot on the Top recommendations of the new "Recommended" section of the app that will go live when the app becomes Free. Make your blog/website visible to more than 100k mobile readers, and engage with them with a easy subscription model.