FlamingLunchbox has been approved for a Kickstarter project!  If you already know what Kickstarter is then check out what our project is by reading "What is our Project".

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.  

It's a new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.

All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.  

What is our Project?

A Canvas and WebGL Programmer’s Text Editor.

A technical description: This will be a fully featured text editor implemented using the canvas element in HTML5.  It will support WebGL for graphics acceleration to visually pleasing but uncluttered scrolling, anti-aliasing and other effects.  This is designed not for the wow factor but to minimize visual irritation when working with text for long periods of time.

Browsers also have many features of modern text editors built in.  We’ll be easily extended and scripted using Javascript.  We’ll have tabs and split screen.  Tabs will allow dragging between windows.  Additionally we'll have direct access to things that other text editors only get with some effort: all of those internet enabled services.  We can integrate tightly with github, DropBox, Box.net, Amazon S3, anything with either a Javascript library or HTTP interface of some kind.
Once the core functionality is created the project will be released as open source under the GPL license. Also check out our Kickstarter Video for more information <insert video>

A less technical description: Our project is designed to create an Open Source text editor for use in browser.  A text editor is a program that allows programmers to edit code more easily.  It's comparable to using a document editor like Microsoft Word instead of a simple text editor.  This text editor is unique, in that you can use it within your browser (your Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome browsers).  This particular project is needed now, because of such advancements like the Chrome Netbooks, which are run entirely through browser.  Lastly, it will be Open Source and free for the community of programmers out there to use.

What will this Project do for our Company, FlamingLunchbox?

This project will provide us with significant press.  We will become a more establish company, with a much more highly regarded name by introducing such a project into the Open Source market.  It will also help us to create a product that we ourselves can use to more easily complete our projects.  In the end, we get to provide the Open Source community with a quality product.  A product that will hopefully increase the efficiency of all programmers out there, for years to come.        

If you are interested in supporting our Kickstarter Project, simply follow the link and donate!  Thanks to all our supporters out there!