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Opening this Summer: The Malibu Beaches!

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Escape Apps

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Malibu's hidden & secret beaches are in our iphone app. Now, let's make it for Android. And FREE all summer long!
Backers: 803
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $32,160 of $30,000
Dates: May 2nd -> May 30th (29 days)
Project By: Escape Apps
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Latest News

Kickstarter project aims to reveal public beaches hidden by elite Malibu homeowners

June 25th - via:
New crowdfunding effort aims to create a map app showing public access to Malibu beaches. (Brace yourself David Geffen, the public is coming.) (Read More)

App shows you the way to the illegally hidden public beaches of Malibu

June 24th - via:
Back in May, Mark wrote about a Kickstarter project to fund a mobile app that will help you locate the hidden entrances to Malibu's public beaches, which the local rich and famous people have done everything they can to obscure (including putting up illegal fake signs that falsely declare passage to be trespassing). (Read More)

We may be paranoid, but ...

May 30th - via:
We can't be 200% sure we're there yet! We've seen a rash of cancelled pledges since hitting $30k last night – almost $800 so far. And we're not conspiracy theorists – who's canceling? – but just in case, we'd like to get as much distance from... (Read More)

Holy cow! You all are the best!

May 29th - via:
We made it! $30,019.81 from 731 backers with just hours to spare! Amazing! From all of us behind Our Malibu Beaches — Jenny Price, Ben Adair and the Escape Apps team — THANK YOU! You all are doing so much to open these beaches to EVERYBODY. This... (Read More)

Sooo Close!!!

May 28th - via:
What an amazing few days! Martha Groves' piece on the front page of the Los Angeles Times on Monday sparked an Our Malibu Beaches media frenzy from newspapers and magazines to radio and television! Everybody wants to free the beach! Thanks a million... (Read More)

Jenny on TV tonight! 70 hours to go!

May 27th - via:
Hey folks -- we're in the final 70 hours of the campaign to free the Malibu beaches! You guys are totally blowing us away with your enthusiasm, support, messages and love. We're over 2/3rds to our goal with almost 500 backers! AMAZING!  As always... (Read More)

One Week Left to Free the Beach!

May 23rd - via:
...and we're right where we want to be! Over 50% funded heading into the home stretch! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our new supporters, and special shout outs to two awesome business-level sponsors — Mommy Poppins and Dr. Bronner's Magic... (Read More)

Kickstarter Campaign Hopes App Will Open Malibu Beaches

Access to Malibu beaches has long been a controversial issue, but a cell phone application is hoping to make it easier for visitors to enjoy the city's 27 miles of coastline. The app called "Our Malibu Beaches" is currently trying to raise money on Kickstarter, which is crowd-sourced fundraising platform, to create a free version for Android phones. (Read More)

More rewards! More press!

May 15th - via:
Welcome (and thank you!) to all our new backers. We're about halfway through the campaign and still going strong; please keep sharing the project far and wide (maybe even tell people on Reddit why you supported us) to help pick up the pace. We're... (Read More)

Wanna visit our Malibu beaches this weekend?

May 10th - via:
Everybody -- this weekend's going to be hot! Let's make a real statement for open access to our Malibu beaches! Two big goals today and we really need your help: Can we get 400 backers by the end of today? Can we zoom past $10,000? Here's the deal --... (Read More)

Our Malibu Beaches are heating up!

May 7th - via:
Thanks to all our new supporters — you're really blowing us away. Because of your support, we were just chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick! Woohoo! Lots of great discussion about the app over on Reddit Los Angeles and GOOD. Please go over there,... (Read More)

A great launch!

May 3rd - via:
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign thus far! We've already gotten some great press: "Our Malibu Beaches will beam down from the cellular gods," writes Zach Behrens, the KCET SoCal Wanderer. "The rich and famous... (Read More)

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