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Damian Surr
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Hi Everyone,

I've mentioned this in the 'Apps' section of Magic Café, and was advised to post in here too.

Card Now is an iPhone app that I produced a few years ago. It's a great way to hand out your business card.

Now I want to make Card Now for the Android community!

I've created a Kickstarter campaign to enable me to do just that!

Here's the link ...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/147......king-app

The way that Kickstarter works is that you make a pledge and if the goal is reached, your pledge is put towards the project.
If the goal isn't reached, then you don't pay anything.
So, you have nothing to lose!

If you want Card Now on your Android phone, go and make a pledge now!

Thanks,
Damian
www.gingermagic.com

iPhone magic apps:
www.CardNowApp.com - iPhone Business Card Magic App
www.armindreader.com – Augmented Reality Magic App
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Good luck to you but I think you are gonna struggle to get £4,750 in 14 days. That is a lot of money to be asking for, (i understand the daily rate a contract developer would charge) but this is gonna be a tough goal to achieve
Damian Surr
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Fingers crossed baobow,

If everyone who has told me that that want it makes a pledge, that will get us over three quarters of the way there! If some of them share it as well, we'll reach the goal comfortably.

I'm doing all I can at this end.

Cheers,
Damian
www.gingermagic.com

iPhone magic apps:
www.CardNowApp.com - iPhone Business Card Magic App
www.armindreader.com – Augmented Reality Magic App
MagicDamo
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Just out of interest, to buy the app by supporting the Kickstarter campaign the cost of the app is £10 which is double the price of the iphone version. What will be the price of the app if the kickstarter campaign is successful? Will it be the case that those who supported the campaign will pay £10 then it will be sold afterwards for £5?
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Good question MagicDamo,

The guy I teamed up with to create the iPhone version of Card Now, Jakob Halskov, controls the price of that version. If it were up to me, it would cost much more. My other iPhone apps (in my App Store) are significantly more expensive, but still great value in my opinion.

Back to the Kickstarter campaign. I set the price at £10 because of the goal that needs to be reached. You could argue that I should have set it higher, but then the difference between the cost of the iPhone version would have been even greater. If I'd gone for £5, then we would have needed twice as many backers!

When the app is on sale for everyone, after the campaign, the price will start at £10. My hope is that it will remain at £10 or higher. That feels the fairest things for the backers. However, I don't know the Android market yet. So, after a reasonable amount of time at £10, I will try different prices and let the Android market decide the final price.

In the meantime, I'm hopeful that those who want Card Now on their Android device think that £10 is reasonable for what they're getting. It's an app that I use dozens of times at every gig, which gets business cards out in a memorable way. I'd pay much more for it myself!

If I'm wrong, then I won't be able to make the app at all, so the price afterwards will be irrelevant as it won't exist.

I hope that answers your question MagicDamo.

Cheers,
Damian
www.gingermagic.com

iPhone magic apps:
www.CardNowApp.com - iPhone Business Card Magic App
www.armindreader.com – Augmented Reality Magic App
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Come on people, I think this is pretty much the last chance to get this App written for Android users. Lets get on board!
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Look great! I will be pledging!


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bangustar
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Wow 10 £ for an app that simulates an printing process. Am I the only one who thinks its way overpriced?
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On May 18, 2017, bangustar wrote:
Wow 10 £ for an app that simulates an printing process. Am I the only one who thinks its way overpriced?


The price is right for those of us who want and would use this app. I've seen the iPhone version in action and it is excellent I would say it is well worth the money. There are no other apps available on Android that do what Card Now does. I have pledged through the kickstarter campaign and I hope others get behind this.
Damian Surr
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Bangustar, there are 4 different revelation methods in Card Now. The 'printing' display is just one of them. One of the revelations actually collects the contact details of the person you're are with in the process of giving them your card!

Also, the effect is so strong that it's one of those where you get dragged around to "Show that to Dave .." etc. People end up 'asking' for your business card because they want to see the effect. For that reason alone, the app is 'worth' many hundreds of £££/$$$. It'll bring you more work! Whether that be magic work or whatever work you promote with it.

That said, I'm not here to defend the app. If it's not for you, that's fine.


MagicDamo,

Thanks for your comments. I agree Smile
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iPhone magic apps:
www.CardNowApp.com - iPhone Business Card Magic App
www.armindreader.com – Augmented Reality Magic App
Zargo
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I made a pledge aswell and hope we reach this goal since its a great App and Trick and I love to give away my business card in a magic way!
Now is the chance to have this on Android mobile phones Smile
Magic by Marko (Zauberer, Trick Artist from Germany)
"Its kind of fun to do the impossible"!
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Pretty much the ONLY chance. We've been badgering Damien for years on this, so lets make it happen.
Damian Surr
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Just a couple of days left to make this happen!

We're a long way from the goal. It's now or never.

Here's the link ...
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/147......king-app
www.gingermagic.com

iPhone magic apps:
www.CardNowApp.com - iPhone Business Card Magic App
www.armindreader.com – Augmented Reality Magic App
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