Frontrow is our innovative concept for an iPhone and iPad application — though it's really more like a canvas. One big, blank canvas made of a hundred thousand brush strokes (or content-ready squares). It's a literal world of individual pictures and posts created by the users. It's designed to flow with new trends, thoughts and concepts just like a conversation. Only in the Frontrow conversation, you're talking to the world. And entirely through your iPhone or iPad!
Our app is the perfect place to add your art, post a link to a cool event, or just meet others who share your creativity. With an in-app upload system, you can post a new photo to the Frontrow globe in only seconds. Then, take a ride on the social side with the built-in ratings system. Watch as others like, comment and change your posts in new and inventive ways. All of this—of course—for free.
By giving Frontrow a physical landscape, we want you to make a splash. We want our users to change the field, create exciting new concepts, and interact with each other in a way that goes beyond thumb-ups and virtual farming. Frontrow is about handing the real estate, and the reigns, to our users—just to see what they come up with.
Because of the social engine at the core of the Frontrow globe, the best projects are brought to the community instantly. This means you can easily stay on top of what's happening the orb over, and even add your own unique voice to the mix.
So what would you do with your Frontrow space?
Who We Are & What We Represent
We are Snodgrass & Jefferson (and friends) a group of graphic designers, web developers, and app makers based in Boulder, Colorado and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Frontrow is the brain child of James Northcott and Jonathan Richards, the Canadians on the team. Somewhere along the line, they fell in line with Snod & Jeff to make their app idea a reality.
Together, we've got years of experience working with web and app development, which is why we're so excited to be creating Frontrow. Using the knowledge we possess, we hope to make a real difference in the way you use your iOS devices.The opportunity to create a free avenue for global creativity is a dream come true for us — now we're just asking for help across the finish line. Here's the road map:
Frontrow isn't just our chance to make a difference on the iPhone, though: Once developed, we plan to license out space within the app for a small fee. After each sale, half the proceeds will go immediately to five world-changing charities. So sure, we're excited to see what our users do with our app. But we're also excited to help those who need us the most.
The Rewards & Goodies
If you decide to help us turn our Frontrow dream into a reality (and we really hope that you will) we'd like to extend a few rewards as a token of our gratitude.
For instance, any donation beginning at the $1 level will receive a personalized letter of gratitude from Frontrow app creator, James Northcott. This is just our way of saying thanks to you—as an individual—for doing what you could.
If you're willing to chip in a few bucks more, for $5 we'll add your name to our "Special Sponsors" section on TheFrontrowApp.com. Again, this is just our small way of thanking you for your efforts to make Frontrow a reality.
At the $25 level we'll be giving away these gorgeous Frontrow car magnets: That way you can rep your contribution everywhere you go, and without adding any sticky goop to your car.
If you'd like to contribute at the $50 level, we'll be sending you each reward up to this point. In other words, you'll get that letter from James, a spot on our website for your name, the car magnet from just a moment ago, and a beautiful Frontrow tee to wear about town.
Anything beyond the $50 mark, and we're prepared to give you much more than just shwag. We'll be giving you spaces within the app to create your masterpiece.
At $100 you'll get a free space at launch, while $400 earns you 4 whole squares of in-app real estate. Want a 2 by 3 rectangle of digital canvas for your imagination to run amok in? Donate $600 and your dream is a reality!
Lastly, $1000 earns you our Forever Seal of gratitude, as well as 10 whole blocks within the app. That's more creative potential than one can (easily) shake a stick at—and it's all yours!
Expectations & Experience
Obviously, building an app like Frontrow is no small feat. However, we're not here to shortchange you: With the money raised from your backing, we plan to make an app you can use, enjoy and love on a daily basis.
To do this right, we need to raise money for the programming, designing, testing and launching of the app. The sum we need is $30,000. This total ensures that Frontrow can be developed, produced and distributed with the utmost care and the highest craftsmanship. This is where you come in:
All of the money you use to back Frontrow goes directly to its development. We don't gain a thing from the app until it's on the App Store and in your hands, as it should be. Between all the members of our team, we're rocking more than four decades of Web and application development experience. All together, we're looking to make an incredible application. All we need is your help to cross the finish line.