Help Create A Free 8th-9th Step App

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Raised by 17 people in 17 days
Created January 30, 2019
Our free 4th and 10th Step apps have been downloaded and used by over 100,000 AAs around the globe. Now we want to build on that and make an 8th-9th Step app to help users complete their Amends and stay sober.  

Goal of the 8th/9th Step App: To aid AA members in completing their 8-9th Steps by helping them organize and track their list and amends in an easy to use app, while providing AA approved resources for working those steps.

Time line
1. Form group of AA members to design and create the app (Complete)
2. Send design to programmers to write the code for the app (Complete)
3. Pay the programmers for the finished app in both ios and android versions. (Due on March 4th)
4. Test the app and fix any bugs (March -April)
4. Make available for free to everyone (Target is May 1)
5. Continue to fix bugs and produce updates (on going)

1.      Available for free for both Iphone and Android.
2.      6 digit pass-code for security
3.      Can order names / amends to user preference
4.      Can email list as a pdf for printing or review with sponsor
5.      Progress meter
6.      Collection of 8-9th Step resources from AA approved literature.
7.      Free to download and use

View mock up of the app here 

About Us
In 2014, as part of a 9th Step amends, a member created a simple and free app to help others in the AA program with their daily 10th step inventory. In a short period of time, many AAs wrote in telling us how they were enjoying the app and how easy it made doing the 10th Step every day because it was on their phone, which was always with them.  

It was suggested by users that an app to assist younger tech savy AAs with their 4th Step might help more of them to complete it. Other members joined him in creating the first 4th Step app on the market.  Within a year, the two apps were being downloaded and used by AAs in over 35 countries.

In 2016 they were contacted by an AA group in Russia, which has one of the highest alcoholism rates in the world. They told us that many of their members in Moscow spoke English and were using the apps, but asked that we produce the apps in Russian as most of their countrymen didn’t speak English. They would provide the translators. That began an international collaboration, with us in the US, the AA translators in Russia, and the programmers in India.  Crazy how this whole thing came together.  The invisible hand of a higher power was everywhere we turned on this project.  Now our apps are available for free to Russian AAs!

In the subsequent years, those apps have been downloaded and used by over 100,000 AA’s from around the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe. We have received hundreds of emails from AAs from every corner of the globe thanking the group for helping them with these steps, and requesting we make more. The most requested is a 8th-9th Step app. In some of these counties, AA groups, and the availability of sponsors to assist with the steps are very limited.

If the Apps are free, how is all this paid for?
Great question! Like AA, 12 Step Apps LLC is self-supporting. We created an “AA Trivia” app and another “Early Sobriety” app, that we charge for.  Between the two of them we make enough money to pay the upkeep and maintenance fees of the free apps.

What it doesn’t cover is the start-up cost of producing a new app. Though we work for free, the programmers don’t! That’s where you come in. We need your financial help to make the 8/9 Step app, so that we can keep it available for free to AAs all over the world. Can you help?  Alcoholics around the world can benefit from your donation.

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Disclaimer: This project is not sponsored or endorsed by AA. (Tradition 6)
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Raised by 17 people in 17 days
Created January 30, 2019
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