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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.

Here are just a few of them 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.”

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.

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