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My Dad Reads to Me / My Mom Reads to Me

My Dad Reads to Me is a web and mobile portal which allows parents and children to interact regardless to time zone or distance. Through the portal parents have access to a unique digital library of children’s stories. A parent can record a video of themselves reading each book, which is synchronized to the story and stored in the cloud. The child can see the book and video anywhere they have internet access.

My Dad Reads to Me keeps kids and traveling parents connected by filling the gap between direct video communications and missing out completely.

The Map

a. Mom (home based parent)

b. Dad (traveling parent)

c. Child (child)


2. List out any selfish reasons why each player would need their contacts/friends to join the service

a. User 1 -Mom: Mom has multiple reasons to share (Mom represents the "at home" parent)

                    1. Status, mom will share with here friends because it will make her look like a "better" mother by facilitating reading for her children and to facilitate the father child connection while he is away.

                     2. Trade: Mom will share to gain discounts and to be the one to give discounts. (ex: if you share you get a free month of service/ if someone signs up you get a second free month of service)

                

[#4] People want to feel powerful, and so if the system allows them to make more change in the world, that will feed their feeling of power. -- People want recognition and to affect their status in their particular circles of friends/contacts. The system will give them a great way to achieve higher status.

b. user 2 - Dad (Dad represents the traveling parent)

  Dad will share for social clout, to be seen as a "good dad" - even if he is traveling to make moey to support the family he still is able to find time to read to his kids.

  Dad will share via word of mouth with co-workers and others who are in teh smae circle and situations

c. user 3 - kid - not going to share much.


3. List out all things you could possibly charge each player for on the service

      a. Monthly subscription Tiered use

      b. individual books / recording

      c. access for close relatives - rather than have Grandma and Grandpa purchase their own account they could get a less expensive and limited access to Mom and Dad's account

     d. accounts for multiple children with different accesses for each child.

   z. Hard-copy of books printed and mailed to home (plan to integrate this in later versions)

 


4. For 2 and 3 above give a very short reason you think the player would be motivated to need their contact or pay for the service

{{see above in section 2 and 3}}


5. a. List the channels (email, facebook, text message, etc.) that you will send your users’ invites through and b. how you will get that contact data

a. email and Facebook

b. import from webmail api's for AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail (for starters), and Facebook Connect


6. Create what those invites will look like

Email invites --

Subject: A quick note

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