Geopieces Indiegogo

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Geopieces – connect on the map, own part of the world, hunt treasure

Geopieces allows you to publish content on the world map, own part of the world and hunt for treasure on the map.

 

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geopieces-connect-on-the-map-own-part-of-the-world-hunt-treasure

 

Reclaim the world!

Geopieces is a social network based on geographical location using the google maps technology.
Geopieces allows you to publish content on the world map on the relevant geographical position.

Geopieces turns the whole world into your Message board!

You can share Ideas, Opinions and Information directly on the World map. The upcoming Geopieces App allows you to place a Pin whereever you are and let others know about it!
The Geopieces Webinterface has just launched and now we need your help to get the Apps on the market.
You can discover what is new in your region. Are there Events in your City coming up? Just check the map! You want to see what others have been up to in your region? Just check the map!
You can also meet new People in your region and around the world and see what they are up to! Geopieces enables you to put your Mark on the World!

So what is so special about Geopieces?

The upcoming Geopieces App lets you pinpoint your location with every contribution you make. Want to show were you are at? Just pin the map! Want to show where the cool spots are right now? Just pin the map! Whether you want to peddle your local offers, share reviews of special places or just document a road trip you have done, Geopieces is the right platform for you!

Get your own Place on the world map!

The whole map is split into squares 30m x 30m big, the so called Geopieces, which can be bought by the User.
Your Territory allows you to create special content on it that will be prominently displayed to any user crossing into your Geopiece and is always ranked on the top of the website´s newsfeed when users look up your region.
You can buy any Piece of the world which is owned by the System or sold by other users To claim Geopieces you can buy Geocredits and exchange them for your Piece of the world.

Hunt for treasure on the map! (Findables)

Findables are claimable Treasures on the map randomly assigned to Geopieces within yellow Map circles. Searching Geopieces within those yellow boundaries, or stepping on a winning Geopiece with the upcoming Geopieces App active, can net you Prices if you find one of the lucky Geopieces. The Prices are sponsored by Geopieces and its Partners.

Features

The following is a list of the App features that are currently planned
Create your own user profile and display your information on your territories to communciate your ideas
Detailed search based on position and content
Place content wherever you are including text, links, video and pictures
A Follower system
Like and Favourite Buttons for all content
Owning and buying Geopieces on the world map
Earn Plattform currency through traffic on your territories and trade them on the market
Achievements and Treasure hunts on the map

What is project goal and who is the project for?

Project Goal:

Generating Funds to program Apps for both iPhone and Android systems in order to allow the placement of content via Smartphone App on the Geopieces plattform and to find treasure and goodies on the map.
100% of App development costs will be covered via the project budget.

Target Group:

Social Gamers and Location based service enthusiasts – As a communication tool that does not comply to preset locations like exisiting services

Why should you support this project?

We let you do stuff others won´t!

Geopieces is the first Location based service that allows you to choose where to post information and create content on the world map.

• Each piece of information has their own unique map position
• Videos and pictures can be added to information
• Territories on the map can be bought by the user to add commercial or highlighted information. This featured information (local advertisement / local public relations) will be prominently displayed to regional visitors.

What you get for your support:

• Get the cheapest Geodollars to claim many cool spots on the map for yourself!
• Participate in supporter exlusive treasure hunts (Findables)

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?

The full sum will be invested in the creation and marketing of the Geopieces Smartphone Apps for iOs and Android systems.
Supporters will be getting Geodollars, at a better exchange rate, for their support in order to get the best spots on the world map, an exclusive offer for supporters.

Who are the people behind the project?

Erich Drazdansky (Founder), 57, 30 years experience as an investment consultant. Invests in future oriented businesses and helps them to enter the market.

Jörg Eibl (Founder), CTO, 29, 10 years experience in web design and an avid follower of internet trends. Founded his first business at 18 and has written all of the code for Geopieces.

Bernd Eibl, CMO, 27, Online Marketing Professional, managed the Online Marketing and Customer Care section for a large European Webplattform

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/geopieces-connect-on-the-map-own-part-of-the-world-hunt-treasure

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Valta: energy usage simplified – #kickstarter

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/671204280/valta-energy-usage-simplified

New Kickstarter project combines smartphone
and wireless technology to end energy waste

Toronto June 23, 2013 – Smartphone users will soon be able to control and monitor any electronic appliance in their home or office with the touch of a button, if a Toronto-based start-up has their way.

The valta system, as it’s called, launched this week on Kickstarter. It is a ‘smart’ outlet, phone app, and power system that creates an RF network and allows users to control and monitor devices in the home and office.

The valta system is designed to do things that other so-called ‘smart’ systems cannot do, say company representatives.

Standby power detection: Valta is the only product on the market place that can detect unused devices in standby mode, which enables us to send push message to your mobile device to remind you to turn it off. By doing this, valta aims to change user behavior to adopt a more sustainable usage pattern for the long term.

Geofencing: Valta’s app has the capability to detect whether you are at home or away automatically through your smartphone. A valta user can set the app to turn off devices when away from home, and turn back on upon arrival home. The system is designed to avoid “Ooops, I forgot” moments while at the same time saving energy.

Extremely low power usage: By leveraging 915 MHz RF, valta sockets use less energy than any of its competitors (0.6 watts). Most energy management solution uses Wi-Fi, which consumes more energy, and in many cases, more energy than the standby power consumption of the devices they are monitoring. Why should anyone use a power-saving system that might use more power itself?

Better connectivity: Most people use Wi Fi for their Internet connectivity, so interference is a given. By leveraging 915 MHz RF, valta gets better range and less interference than Wi Fi or other solutions. Valta sockets have a minimum range of 100 meters, while Wi-Fi modules typically have a range of 50 meters.

Sleek Design: Most similar products in the market place are clunky and impractical. Sockets are large and cover up the entire wall plug, which takes away from practicality of the product. Valta sockets are sleek and minimalistic and designed to look good in the home or office. Plugging one in does not interfere with the customers from using the other plug for other purposes.

For more information on the kickstarter launch visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/671204280/valta-energy-usage-simplified?ref=live

About Valta:
Valta was started to bring transparency to electricity usage. The company founders wanted the masses to understand how energy is being used and wasted, and what we can do about it. Most energy management systems only allow you to turn on-and-off electrical devices remotely. The ones with energy measurements to help you manage usage are too technical and require insider knowledge and background to navigate. Some of this can be quite difficult to understand. The goal at Valta is to make energy management easy to understand by creating an elegant, yet simple to use system that can truly help people manage their energy usage without sacrificing their life style. Valta believes being energy efficient no longer just means turning down the thermostat, or turning off the light when you leave the room, it means eliminating energy waste. Valta provides a tool to use energy without wasting it, and help users to adopt more sustainable usage patterns.

Press Kit:
Here are our product videos posted on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__EuXVfpSKg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ot-8XFJkY

Here are our product videos posted on vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/69059874

For product pictures, we have posted on behance at the following link for ease of download: http://www.behance.net/gallery/valta-remote-energy-management-system/9488837

Media Contacts

Toronto:
Jeff Lin
416-689-8288
Jeff.Lin@valta.com

Denver:
Tom Boyd
Flat Earth Media
970.331.3715
tom@tlrboyd.com

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/671204280/valta-energy-usage-simplified

Slender Man: Plush Toy – Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1336904045/slender-man-plush-toy

Slender Man is a 32″ plush created with the finest fabrics and materials. He is soft, yet durable toy.



Slender Man is a soft plush doll created with the finest fabrics and materials. He is soft, yet durable toy.

My two oldest girls came up with the idea for the Slender Man doll. I was working on another series of monster figure drawings when my girls ran into the studio proclaiming, “We need to make a huge, soft, creepy, Slender Man doll!” The idea was born. The three of us worked up a three foot sketch together to figure out just how tall and skinny he should be. Only four weeks later they were able to hold the finished doll in their tiny hands.

My youngest daughter adores him, (pictured below) referring to him as “my quiet friend who does not speak.”

Nevermore’s 32″ Slender Man toy is being produced with the permission of Victor Surge; the originator and man responsible for the initial photographs and writing behind Slender Man.

PRINT #1 “Come to Me”

Artist: Santiago Germano

PRINT #2 “Search Party”

Artist: Denae Wilkowski

Detail of “Search Party.”

PRINT #3 “I’ve got your dolly”

Artist: Brenden Wilson

There are a limited number of 11 x 14″ Slender Man illustrations being offered with the doll as well as individually. Each print is limited to 30 and will be signed and numbered by the artist.

Slender Man (a.k.a Slenderman) is a mythical creature often depicted as a tall, thin figure wearing a black suit and a blank face. According to the legend, he can stretch or shorten his arms at will and has tentacle-like appendages protruding from his back. Depending on the interpretations of the myth, the creature may cause memory loss, insomnia, paranoia, coughing fits (nicknamed “slendersickness”), photograph/video distortions and can teleport at will.

On June 8th, 2009, a “’paranormal pictures” photoshop contest was launched on the Something Awful (SA) Forums.[1] The contest required participants to turn ordinary photographs into creepy-looking images through digital manipulation and then pass them on as authentic photographs on a number of paranormal forums. Something Awful users soon began sharing their faux-paranormal creations with layered images of ghosts and other anomalies, usually accompanied by a fabricated witness account to make them more convincing. On June 10th, SA user Victor Surge posted two black and white photographs of unnamed children with a short description of “Slender Man” as a mysterious creature who stalked children.

“We didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…” – 1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.

One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as “The Slender Man”. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence. – 1986, photographer: Mary Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1336904045/slender-man-plush-toy

Super Zero- a film that celebrates the average, the eccentric, and the powerless. #Kickstarter

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/811236299/super-zero-0

A geeky, shy and terminally ill teen rises from utter insignificance to become a Zombie Assassin and mankind’s last hope for survival.

The film follows 19-year-old engineering prodigy Josh Hershberg, an overweight, introverted and terminally ill gamer kid who has given up hope that he matters to the world. As Josh contemplates what future, if any, is worth looking forward to, a zombie apocalypse breaks out and quickly ravages the planet.

Josh suffers from a rare form of brain cancer. For some reason, this tricks the zombies into sensing he’s already dead and they simply ignore him. As the world crumbles around him, Josh takes advantage of his condition. He utilizes his engineering expertise to craft ridiculously powerful weapons to obliterate the undead and save the rest of humanity.

Think of Josh as a cross between Leonardo da Vinci and 'Lardass' from Stand By Me.Think of Josh as a cross between Leonardo da Vinci and ‘Lardass’ from Stand By Me.

Unlike most films, Josh isn’t asked to change who he is. He’s the same shy, geek-culture lover he’s always been. He’s just like so many of us; a good person who tries hard, but has never been given the platform to succeed. But, since the world is flipped upside down, he now possesses ‘God Mode’ and is the most powerful human being on the planet!

THE APOCALYPSE: As a result of unprecedented events, the world’s water supply is vanishing. Luckily, the Mars rover has discovered a massive untapped reservoir under the Red Planet’s surface.

A sample of that liquid is on its way back home to be studied when the rocket carrying the payload crashes while re-entering Earth’s atmosphere. Society quickly learns this water is not our salvation, but instead carries a horrific microbe that infects the population.