Reach Beyond the Screen. Connect through place.
Grow and activate your community by creating location bound mixed reality experiences. Look up!
Give your community what it wants - experiences!
The next level of community interactions – turn your content into immersive mixed reality experiences for your community.
Each chalkNote is anchored by a place and reveals a surprise experiences that can be discovered from anywhere. You can make experiences permanent, or let them expire for some serious FOMO. Share every moment!
Offer communities a chance to experience, not consume, your content. Those experiences turn into conversations on the ChalkNotes mobile app. When we walk in the footsteps of others, we no longer follow – we connect.
Create experiences. Not content.
With ChalkNotes, create narrative-driven mixed reality experiences that reach beyond the screen and happen in the real world. Scalable to millions of followers, fandoms, or audiences.
Place digital notes containing audio, text, photos and 3D AR objects at real-world locations. Multiple experiences can be created at a single location, various spread out locations, or you can connect several notes for longer experiences.
Control how people discover your communities by making them public, exclusive or hidden, and decide who can contribute experiences.
We are one app for many communities.
Plug And Play
The ChalkNotes web app provides seamless tools to create, manage, schedule, and share experiences with your community in the mobile app. Robust analytics lets you see and react to audience engagement and sentiment.
Extend or enhance your real world event with a narrative-driven experiences. Have them on location or extend events well past their last day for longer term engagement. Keep your audience fully engaged throughout your event.
Each and every experience can be made either free for community or come with a premium price. Subscriptions are coming soon.
Be a pioneer in Mixed Reality.
About communities and members:
We designed ChalkNotes to be utilized by communities of any size. We have worked with brands, influencers, community organizations, municipalities, and individuals. Any group of people who are united by a common theme or interest and want to connect better is welcome to start a community or participate in one.
There are three types of communities on ChalkNotes.
Public – Anyone can find. Anyone can join. Great for increasing engagement with new audiences and enabling discovery.
Exclusive – Anyone can find. People request to join. You control who becomes a member and maintain a list of members. Great for adding a perk to a paid activity or curating a community.
Hidden – No one can find. People can request to join only if they have a code. You control who becomes a member. Choose who can see your experiences. Excellent option for creating an intimate community experience.
ChalkNotes experiences are designed to turn into conversations. Your community members can leave comments on notes, make suggestions, share with others and, if you choose, become a contributor.
There are 3 types of people within your community.
Community leader – these folks have full admin access, can manage membership, contribute notes, and make any changes necessary for your community.
Contributors – these are members who can create notes. They don’t have access to the other features of the web app beyond ChalkNote creation. They can create on the web or mobile app.
Basic Members – These are folks who can engage with notes by viewing them. They can also comment on notes and they can leave suggestions for future notes. They can not create notes, unless you upgrade them to contributors.
There is no limit on how many people can be contributors or leaders. The right decision is always what’s right for you. Some communities are fully open and make every member a contributor. Others are more heavily curated and restrict note creation to only a few. We give you the tools. You do you.
About digital location bound experiences:
A ChalkNote is a digital note tied to a location in the real world. It consists of audio, text, photo, gifs, and/or 3D augmented reality objects both location-bound and marker-bound. They can be shared via a link and tagged for better discovery. They are time-bound with a specific start and end time down to the second. Multiple ChalkNotes can be created at a single location or various destinations for longer experiences.
It’s ultimately up to the size of your imgination – that creative process is up to you. We have taken 1 day to 9 months. However, distribution of mixed reality experiences has never been so easy if you use ChalkNotes’s no-code solutions. In seconds you can upload your content into a full location bound experience. The alternative is building your own app! ChalkNotes supports any file format.
We offer two modes.
Get – people must go to the location to retrieve. They would see a title from anywhere, but wouldn’t be able to engage with the content until on-site.
Crumb – is the other mode and these notes can be viewed from any location. We remove the geo-fence from your experience.
That is entirely up to you and how you want to engage with your community. Some people are creating crumb notes to entice people to visit the location and then placing get notes to encourage further engagement. Others are using entirely one mode or the other. You know your community best! We build the tools so you can engage in whatever way suits you and your community.
ChalkNotes are scheduled. They are up when you make them available and they expire when you say. Notes are extremely easy to create and can be available instantly if you want. You’re always in control.
About revenue, brand, and business:
You can work with ChalkNotes to come up with a plan for monetization. Each experience can come with a premium USD price. You can also provide links to send audiences to your shopping carts for other paid engagements (buy tickets and products).
Don’t. We are a mission-driven organization which uses technology to help reduce screen time and be out of the home more. Our set of tools enables communities to engage with their members the way they choose to. Plenty of communities will never charge their members and we think that’s great.
All notes created by you are branded with the icon and username of your choice. In addition, the app can be filtered by your members at the community level. When they do that, our app turns into your app by adopting your brand identity. Bring together your content, community and people all in one place, under your brand. Filter out the rest.
Let your existing community know about ChalkNotes through share links on each experience or an exclusive link just for your community. Members can share moments on ChalkNotes with other social media. In addition, engaging in a space alongside other communities helps you be discovered and grow your audience. We also encourage collaborating with other communities.
For communities that create real-world events, ChalkNotes makes it easy to add your events to the map for your members and others to discover. We have a special icon on the map just for events! Communities are using ChalkNotes to promote upcoming events and to leave notes behind after events so people that couldn’t attend can still benefit and engage with your event. You can scale events like never before.
For free – the Web app provides basic analytics about what notes and topics are trending in your community. For more robust analytics, contact [email protected].
About ChalkNotes in General:
We were inspired by kids writing uplifting messages for others in sidewalk chalk. Even apart, they remained connected. We saw the power of place in forming communities. There is great power in community if done right. Current social platforms are making communities, but not doing it well or right.
We believe the world needs less distraction, more empathy, spend more time outside and away from screens, and connect better. It’s better for our collective health! This is why we built ChalkNotes to be a centralized hub to easily create and share mixed reality experiences out in the real world, made by various creators with diverse narratives.
ChalkNotes is free. So how do we make money? For groups that need more analytics, there is a premium version of the software. In addition, there are monetization tools you can use, including premium content and transactions, and we only make money if you do. Creating is always free.
We have built a web app (you log into a website) for people and organizations who create, maintain, and manage communities. This web application has the most robust creation tools. The mobile app is for your members to engage with your notes. They can view chalkNotes, navigate the story you created, chat, and even create notes for your community if enabled.
Members of your community experience your content however works for them, solo or in groups. Share the same place not at the same time. Create a socially distant event if needed!
Safe. Get notes can be claimed from 100m away, and Crumb notes can be collected from anywhere. Sharing communal experiences is especially important when we’re apart. When you ask people what they miss from a pre-Covid world the answer is usually an experience of some sort. As large in-person gatherings and events are a thing both of the past and the future, the world needs a platform that seamlessly turns digital content into real-world experiences – from multi-stop adventures to single memorable notes – and does it all while enabling people to practice the safety protocols that work for them.
We don’t think so. In fact, ChalkNotes replaces almost all of the functionality your own app would provide (and we are working on building the rest of the functionality so you never need to build your own app). Apps are too expensive/difficult for a non-technology company to build and maintain; they poorly meet the needs of the organization; many people are resistant to download single- purpose apps; Single-location apps are often seen as disposable; you lose the benefits of co-locating your community with others for better discovery; some groups are too small to even consider the option of creating an app. We want to be an open-source metaverse for all.
We are transitioning into the experience economy where people crave experiences – web3 is about delivering a real world promise, turning it digital, and bringing it back to real world loyalty. Your members crave experiences and we feel it is the best way to connect digitally. Prior to ChalkNotes, delivering this digitally at scale was difficult, redundant, expensive, and for smaller brands and organizations impossible. We set out to build a tool to enable any community and every person to create, enjoy, and share mixed reality experiences.
Our focus is building technology that immerses your members in the world around them. For now, we feel the best way to do that is using text and photo to orient someone and audio-first to immerse them in their surroundings – keeping audiences in the moment. We started augmenting the world with audio only. However, with new hardware solutions on the horizon, we have included augmented reality as part of a ChalkNote. As technologies evolve, we will add them to notes as long as they don’t distract from the experience of being present at the place.