CreckJack - a startup to support content creators

CreckJack: a place for crowdfunding talents and kickstarting creative ideas.

Everyone has a talent or a big idea they would like to take to the next level.

This is the motto put forward by CreckJack, a new social crowdfunding platform for content creators. It appeals to all possible types of craftsmen and creative people: musicians, visual artists, designers, photographers, youtubers, and much more. On the other hand, it grants an even broader audience with access to a rich depository of creative content.

What makes CreckJack different from Kickstarter?

  • With CreckJack, artists may get funded even without having a single project. Instead, they are encouraged to collect money for supporting their talents.
  • No time limits for crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Premium content for sponsors.
  • A unique mix of social and crowdfunding platform with simple and user-friendly design.

How does it work?

The idea is simple:

  • Artists create profiles allowing them to attract funds from their fans, who become sponsors. They share content via CreckJack network, setting different visibility levels for their posts: public and sponsors-only.
  • Sponsors get access to artists’ premium posts and receive personal rewards from them, including lessons, hangouts, and invitations for events.

CreckJack story

CreckJack team: founders
CreckJack founders: Dima Kerpov (right) & Nikita Chernykh (left)

Our mission is to support content creators, we strive to connect creative minded people and everybody who cares about interesting, unique and creative things.

CreckJack was founded by Dima Kerpov and Nikita Chernykh (Nick), who met after moving to Toronto, Canada.

Dima is CreckJack’s CEO. He is 24 years old now, was born and grew up in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. In 2012, Dima moved to Toronto, where he finished Business Department in Centennial College and co-founded CreckJack a year on.

Nick is a 21-year-old technical co-founder who moved to Toronto from Irkutsk, Russia, in 2011. There, he studied programming in Centennial College.

The CreckJack concept originated in February 2013. The founders started the development of the idea in Spetember 2013, and the official startup launch date is November 25, 2013.

Alpha release coming soon

CreckJack’s team gets ready for the two major milestones this year:
Alpha release will most likely come about by the end of May 2015. Beta release is scheduled for early fall 2015.

Can’t wait for CreckJack to launch officially? Then, you have two options: subscribe for opening to be notified via email as soon as the platform is released or apply for alpha testing to get early access to CreckJack’s features and help to make the service better.

Go to CreckJack’s official website for details:

Defend Ukraine: iOS and Android game in support of Ukrainian Army. Download on iTunes and Google Play

Defend Ukraine: Charity Mobile Game Developed by Volunteers (Updated: now on Google Play)

An unusual iOS game called Defend Ukraine had been launched on the App Store a in November 2014. The main purpose of the game is to raise funds for Ukrainian Army which is fighting against Russian military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. All funds collected via this game will be transfered to Wings of Phoenix foundation, which supplies Ukrainian Armed Forces with necessary equipment, implemented over 10 large-scale charity projects and gathered $3.3 million so far.

Defend Ukraine is an arcade game compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

In March 2015, the game was released on Google Play. The Android version is free with ads, but you’ll only see them if you loose the game.

Download the app on Google Play

Download ‘Defend Ukraine’ on Google Play

In this game your mission is to help a cossack, your main character, to defend Ukraine from Russian invaders. All you need to do is simply tap on the caricature of a Russian president Putin as it hovers above different regions of Ukraine. The game requires your prompt reaction, as the enemy attempts to capture new territories.

Finally, if you succeed to keep all the regions of Ukraine free from aggressor, you’ll hear Ukrainian anthem. If not, you’ll hear the anthem of the USSR and then you may restart the game. Besides, Defend Ukraine game has three player modes for you to choose: easy, usual and hard.

Defend Ukraine is developed by GBKSoft, a software development company which is based in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. If you have any ideas regarding the game improvement or just want to spread a word about it, feel free to join the game community on Facebook.

Download Defend Ukraine on the App Store for $0.99. Additionally, if you like to provide extra help to Ukrainian Army, click on the Donate button inside the game. It will redirect you to the Wings of Phoenix’s website where you can donate as much as you want.

Download on the AppStore

WhatsApp: 5 years on the mobile market. Infographics.

WhatsApp Infographics: Instant Messenger’s 5 Years on the Mobile Market

In November 2014 WhatsApp celebrated it 5th birthday. It’s a cross platform mobile instant messaging app that allows to transfer text, images, videos, audio, share locations with contacts, etc. WhatsApp runs on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry smartphones, as well as Nokia S40 and Symbian mobile devices.

Co-founded by Jan Koum (who was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States as a teenager) and Brian Acton in 2009, WhatsApp messenger gained 600 million monthly active users and 50 million messages processed daily, as of August 2014. WhatsApp’s founders rejected $10 billion acquisition offer from Google, and not long after the company was purchased by Facebook for $19 billion in cash and stock.

A digital marketing agency DPFOC collected infographics that illustrate “The WhatsApp Story” – how a startup turned into a revolutionary instant messaging app with hundreds of millions of active users worldwide.

The WhatsApp Story