The Claire App Solution To Everyday Problems
By Bill Achusim
What problem are you trying to solve?
Everyday, every human being is faced with hundreds of decisions and choices to make. The smartest and the wisest few will only get 70 percent right. Most people will get 60 percent wrong. With Claire, everyone will make 100 percent right choices and decisions.
Before I created Claire, we were running Youth Guidance organization called Social Faculty… Hundreds of young people flood our contact services and social media inboxes daily, seeking guidance in matters of relationship, school, work, family, social issues and life in general. Between 2015 and 2016 for example, we chatted with over three thousand new people and provided real-time guidance and counselling via Whatsapp alone. On Instagram Direct Message (DM) and Facebook Messenger, we get triple of that in one year.
What is your solution and how does it work?
Claire is an omnipresent (AI, VR and IoT) dear diary that automatically journals your daily problems and comments advices to you in realtime. Just like the good calm voice in your head.
Claire has the data, experience and wisdom to respond to anything you tell her and that’s how Claire becomes your secret companion, mentor, mobile therapist and best friend.
The solution has grown to become a global secret diary social network because users are also allowed to share problems and solutions anonymously with other users and not just with Claire.
What alternatives or substitutes do people use today? How is your solution different from what exists today?
You used to write down daily plans, activities, memories or challenges inside your phone’s note app, pink diary, journal, or any of those writing and planning apps without expecting any reply.
Well, this particular diary actually replies 😊
Which of these technologies does your solution utilize?
Internet of Things (IoT)
What stage is your product at?
Product in development
Full product ready (Private beta)
Full product ready (Market-Ready/Active)
Please share a link to the demo of your solution with us
Who are the engineers on your team? Please state their skillset and experience with building deep tech solutions
Elvis Chidera Nnajiofor 19 years with 13 years software development experience.
Please describe the technical specifications of your product (Languages, frameworks etc)
What is your target market and who are your target customers?
It’s a global social app. Everyone on earth needs it then we check out Mars.
Tell us about what you’ve achieved so far
Over 2 years and 7 million naira spent on this idea; therefore, it’s no more a question of if this (first in the world) software has a prospect or if people love it, or if it will be profitable. All those have been confirmed sky-high positive.
Within the first six months of launch, the app generated 1.7 million Naira in attracted revenue including a venture capital of ten thousand dollars from foreign angel investment by Fahim Saleh, the founder of Gokada.
By the end of the first year, Claire had generated and reinvested a total of 5.3 million Naira all by herself.
Since it’s launch in November 17, 2017, Claire have gathered over 35 thousand users from all over the world, without a single advertising budget or marketing campaign. The app has 4.7 star rating and was in the top trending social apps category in the Playstore for three months. December 2017 to February 2018.
Are you generating revenue?
How much revenue have you made since launch and how do you make money?
Internally generated revenue since launch is 750,000 Naira.
I went ahead and created undeveloped features that will allow users to even make money for engaging “nicely” on the app. We are introducing a proposed game points to money cash-out program. This means that users can earn points for using the app and then convert those points to Naira when due and cash out directly to their bank account. With this, the app will not only scale massively but will also start bringing in so much revenue. This game points will culminate into our very own cryptocurrency called Love.
Regular users will get 3 Loves for every session/post they followed with advices on the Trending session. Alter Ego users will get 5 Loves for every session/post they followed with advices on the Alter Ego Mode. 1 love for every general user session followed by 100 people and above. Now, conversion to Naira is: 100 Loves equalls 10 Naira. 1000 Loves equalls 100 Naira. 10000 Loves equalls 1000 Naira. Users can cahsout directly to their bank accounts when they have up to 10000 Loves and above. Which is 1000 Naira, about 4 Dollars. (These figures are all subject to modifications.)
The use and trade of this proposed in-app currency is bound to create a highly profitable local and foreign exchange treasury within the app. Up to 10 million Naira will be realised in profits monthly from 2022.
Now, Apart from getting money from users paying monthly subscriptions on the app; Question is How Will The App Make Enough Money To Even Pay User Cash-outs?
Answer is Smart Advertising:
1. Native Ads (Feeds and Timelines) Users will see ads that looks just like a normal diary cards as they browse the Home Page (Trending Sessions), Ego Pages, Following Sessions etc. The ads will be presented based on users activity such they can only see ads about the kind of sessions they follow on the app.
2. Smart Native Ads. (Based on Categories) Users will see ads based on categories they are following or browsing.
3. Smart Native Auto-Recommended by Claire Ads. (Based on Diary Session keywords) If user mentions for example hair in his diary session, auto recommendation ad will add advert about a hair brand in form of a “Ps” at the bottom of Claire’s original response.
4. Mood Ads (Based on Session Mood) We will have adverts show to users based on their selected mood for diary sessions. A new (ps) reply will come from Claire referencing user’s current mood and recommending a promoted song or video or article that fits the mood.
5. Promotion Access to Users and Brand Accounts. Users and brands who want to run ads or promote their posts/sessions will request for a “Promotion” side menu on their app which will come at a cost because users will have to have add up to 100,000 Loves (about 10,000 Naira) to their promo tab. They can do so by paying with the debit card connected to their account. On this Tab, they can set up and monitor their ad campaings. They can see the impressions for timeline, categories, moods, etc and they can see how many times Claire has recommended their ads.
Cost Per Impression on timelines and categories equalls 1 Love. Cost per Recommendations equalls 10 loves. (subject to changes)
“The product that wins is the one that simply bridges customers to the future. Not the one that requires a giant leap.”
Please provide a link to a 1-minute YouTube video pitching your solution
Tell us about yourself and key members of your team. Please include a short bio and links to your LinkedIn profiles
Founded in 2012 by Claire and Bill Achusim who are two of a three persons in one; Social Faculty provides public guidance towards a happier individual life and relationships. Using the slogan and hashtag #SocialAndSmart to publish articles and media that are intended to promote self realisation, re-evaluation and love. We were born for this and we’ve been so passionately great at it having counselled over 50 thousand youths directly via our various social media channels. With over one hundred and ten thousand followers on Instagram and over twenty five thousand on Facebook, we are literally a social faculty where anyone who seeks to escape the strangulations of the capitalist society is welcomed to a new community full of positive vibes, where you can be free to be who you are and do just what you want. A new world free of hunger and poverty with no currency other than Love.
Many people believe Social Faculty and Claire app has got a whole numbers or team behind them. Somehow, psychologically, that’s correct because I am able to turn my multiple personalities disorder into an order and now it’s like a super power because I alone can and have done the work of a 15 staff team with the speed and efficiency of 30 people. My name is Bill Achusim and this is the power of Claire, my Alter-Ego 🌸