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Crowdfunding finito!

Published Date: 1 August 2013

This focus booster Pozible is now closed but we want to take this opportunity to recognise everyone who pledged to make it an even better tool.

We would like to thank you all for your genuine and kind support. It is pleasing to know focus booster has some real fans out there. We are disappointed the crowfunding wasn't successful because we now have to launch ourselves out to the big wide world to find full time work again. Unfortunately this will mean focus booster will have to take a bit of a back seat. We endeavour to do everything in our power and spare time to keep the tool you love up-to-date.

Thanks again for your time and support, we really appreciate it. Also a big shout out to our brilliant and fabulous family and friends who were all so generous in their support for us.

To infinity and beyond,

the focus booster team

Also a big shout out to our brilliant and fabulous family and friends who were all so generous in their support for us.
To infinity and beyond,
Scott and Alic

Version 1.3 has arrived!

Published Date: 13 July 2013

Focus Booster 1.3 is complete, beta tested and ready for the public to use. It is cleaner, more consistent with what the users want and gives more flexiblity in how it is used. We hope you are as excited about it as we are!

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focus booster update

Published Date: 11 July 2013

It has been busy here at focus booster headquarters. We have been pushing ahead with the version 1.3 updates and think you will all find them very exciting. We have been busily trying to promote our crowdfunding page. It isn't going as well as we hoped but we are really excited about the updates and we hope it gets all the current focusbooster users on board.

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Version 1.3 is almost ready for beta testing!

Published Date: 8 July 2013

As we said in the last post we have be busily re-building focus booster. It has taken a little longer than we would have hoped because it hasn’t been updated in a while. So we have taken the opportunity to upgrade the framework but we are nearly there! Read on to find out very nearly completed updates and future plans...

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Week 1 campaign wrap up

Published Date: 5 July 2013

 

focus booster crowdfunding update
So it is Friday, the crowdfunding page for focus booster has been live for four days and we have had some very generous support. Although it seems the users of focus booster may have lost a little faith. 
Honestly we can’t blame you, focus booster was released in 2010 and there hasn’t been an update for three years. We are however madly trying to get the updated version (1.3) out to you to prove we are serious about making focus booster the best productivity app around. 
The new features
Here are just a few to whet your appetite:
UI tidy up - making it more user friendly
Automatic restart after break - allowing users to loop sessions
Alterations to break length - selection now available from 1 to 30 minutes
Independent controls for ticking sound - to customise it for sessions and breaks
Ability to make the timer the full width of your screen
Upgraded to the latest version of Adobe Air - faster and more consistent with the soon to be released iOS version
We even have some volunteer beta testers, get in touch if you would like to join in.
Pozible rewards
We have updated our pozible rewards as the feedback was there isn’t enough value in the smaller ones. So now you will be receiving an attractive discount. We also added in smaller reward amounts just to make it very clear you can donate any amount, small or large, with or without a reward - it is your choice.
We had a lovely comment for one of our pledgers we wanted to share with you 
“I am self-employed and focus booster is what has permitted me to get proper work done - THANK YOU GUYS - and good luck for what is next.”
This week's activity
We have been busily blogging, tweeting and google plus-ing in between all the development but the most notable activity for the week was Scott's interview on American talk-back radio show Money for Lunch. They were interested to hear more about the Pomodoro Technique and focus booster. Vist the focus booster blog to find out more and listen to the audio.
Support
We hope you have a little more faith in us now you can see the updates are on their way, version 1.3 will be ready for download next week.
Please support our crowdfunding so Scott can work on building the mobile version, integration with third party tools and functionality for reporting and invoicing, if we don’t reach our target we won’t get any of the funds and the updates will take a lot longer to be built around full time work. Plus we are far too excited about them to have to delay them.
Below is a protoype of the iPhone app, please click the image to be taken to our Pozible page, which features a video demo of the prototype.

So it is Friday, the crowdfunding page for focus booster has been live for four days and we have had some very generous support. Although it seems the users of focus booster may have lost a little faith. 

Honestly we can’t blame you, focus booster was released in 2010 and there hasn’t been an update for three years. We are however madly trying to get the updated version (1.3) out to you to prove we are serious about making focus booster the best productivity app around. Read on to find out some of the new features.

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focus booster plugged on Texan talk-back

Published Date: 3 July 2013

Focus booster creator, Scott Mebberson was interviewed on Texas talk-back radio today. The program Money for Lunch asked if we would be interested speaking on the topic of the Pomodoro Technique and we thought why not, considering we need publicity to help our crowdfunding activity.

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focus booster is back!

Published Date: 1 July 2013

We know what a great tool we developed nearly 4 years ago but unfortunately we never had the time to really drive it forward to be exceptional. Luckily the creator of focus booster, Scott Mebberson, sees what a useful and life changing tool it is and has taken time out of work (quit!) to really drive the app forward. So... in order to fund the project we need your help.

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Last Updated: 28 - Nov - 2013

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