PurposeBook seeks Funding for Mobile Platform
Mac Carpeli, the founder of PurposeBook, has spent most of his adult career as a professional product developer in food and cosmetic sciences industry. In 2009 he returned to college to understand computer programming as a hobby. Since then, he has successfully created mobile platforms for several key clients. As Director of Applied Technologies for LogicSafari, he certainly understands how to plan the job, then work the plan!
Carpeli believes life as busy and full of distractions. At 48, he's started to really focus on his purpose in life. And according to him, it's not the arrival of his purpose that he's announcing around the world, over a declaration that he has steadfastly begun his journey to find out his true purpose. With that in mind, he decided to create PurposeBook as a way of uniting people in their pursuit of their life's purpose.
Late last year, he began to operate on the web-based prototype for his concept, but quickly realized that he must be concentrating on developing a platform for any mobile world. As he headed in that direction at full force, he simply ran from money.
In late April of 2012, Carpeli decided to post his project on IndieGoGo.com to raise the funds essential to translate his rough PurposeBook prototype into a fully functional Mobile Platform with both Mobile App and Mobile Site Access from over 600+ cellular devices. His primary system focus will be charted for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, RIM and Symbian. There are lots of improvements required to make his PurposeBook concept a real possibility. His IndieGoGo.com listing can be seen at: http://www.indiegogo.com/PurposeBook?a=568791
Carpeli is desperately in need of your help to finish the introduction of PurposeBook. Without your support, his imagine making PurposeBook a real possibility might not happen.
Should you aren’t able to help financially, according to him that he is always searching for additional constructive input to produce the best system for any “Free-Use” model. Carpeli goes on to say,
“I welcome any constructive input you might wish to share with me to help make this project a reality. I want this to be free for everybody to use. I only say this because I just know in my heart that everyone has a special story to talk about, and I don’t want money to become barrier to sharing their special story. Different ways you are able to help would be to shoot me your brief and concise recommendations for improving the site. I want to understand how you may intend on using the site. I will begin using these suggestions to plan core modules and wish-list items for all those suggestions that are solid, yet exceed our current project budget. Please help us get the word out and make some noise about ProjectBook.”
The impact of your financial help and constructive input might just help bring PurposeBook into functional existence, but only time will tell.
Carpeli’s vision of PurposeBook appears to be associated with a perception of uniting people in their pursuit of their life's purpose. He feels lots of people struggle with the eternal question, "What is my true purpose in everyday life?" Carpeli asks, “Maybe you’ve noticed an unusual trend developing in our society? People brag about having countless online friends, yet they've never met or befriended their physical nearby neighbor. I found this odd. I realized that somehow, technology was in some methods expanding social circles, but also creating huge voids in the expanse of physical socialization. I marvel in the isolation that this undoubtedly creates. Our world becomes somehow less dependable whenever we digress to the stage that people no more know or take care of our physical nearby neighbors. We all have excuses. We are all so busy. But at the end of the day, are we achieving our purpose in life residing in such isolation? Along with developing a higher feeling of physical community, PurposeBook will strive to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships online, by allowing you to definitely share a focused look at your life's journey and purpose with selected others. With PurposeBook, we are able to help rebuild our American neighborhoods one heart-felt connection at any given time.”
Carpeli confesses that although he's a large fan of Facebook; he feels those forums just doesn’t seem like the right spot to share our deepest emotions.
To create the purpose, he shared a personal story of methods he found a significant portion of his purpose and concentrate of striving to be a true blessing to everyone he encounters. He admits that that “This is of course harder of computer might seem, because when you become hyper conscious of others needs and you would be the likely solution, it is either a blessing or burden upon your consciousness. I only say simply follow your heart.”
For Carpeli, it took an old homeless man to teach his heart a lesson. And the following story he explains to us may be the “tipping point” that changed his heart and gave him the inspiration to for, “PurposeBook”. Carpeli intimates, “Daily I walked past a homeless man as he sat huddled in front of the convenience store where I'd purchase a sandwich for my lunch. At first, I tried to not look at him. I justified not helping him because surely I thought, he must be a drug addict or alcoholic. After weeks of astute observation, I noticed several things that began to erode my defenses. I realized that he never asked anyone for money. He always sat quietly and tried to not eye contact is key. I never saw him drink or smoke. Every day he would sweep the road curbs and sidewalks and clean store windows from the nearby shops. I never saw anyone pay him to get this done. He was frail and appeared to be in his mid-seventies. I watched him eat at restaurants of trash cans daily. One day, something compelled me to speak with him. An easy hello at first. The following day, something compelled me to provide him half of my sandwich. He insisted which i was too kind, and thanked me. From on that day forward, I began helping him with food. I never gave him money, and he never inquired about for money. After i got paid every Friday, I'd buy some peanut butter, crackers, tuna fish, fruit and other non-perishable supplies for him so that he wouldn't have to eat out of the trash can over the weekend. I had been dating a young lady at that time that scoffed at my assistance. She known as the man "Eat-Um-Up", because anything someone discarded, he would eat up. As the winter set in, I noticed my homeless friend looking ill. He had a fever and bad cough. He wouldn't let me take him towards the hospital. I purchased Tylenol and cold medicine and gave him my coat. It had started to snow and I feared that he would not be in a position to withstand the cold temperature, icy snow and illness. My heart told me to take him home with me. I had an extra bedroom. I convinced myself that my neighbors and girlfriend would belittle me, which it somehow wasn't really necessary. In the end, I argued with myself, he had somehow chosen the life he now led. I decided to drive home and retrieve my military survival sleeping bag, wool blankets and tent. I had to spend over an hour or so to travel the 9 miles to my home. The snow really was decreasing. When I pulled up, I told my girlfriend what I was doing to assist the homeless man. She told me he only agreed to be using me. I informed her that he had not asked me for anything. She threatened to break up with me if I returned to assist the man. I was young and caved in to the pressure. I assured myself that everything could be fine, even though my conscious begged to differ. After i returned to operate the following week, my pal “Eat-Um-Up” was nowhere to be found. I continued to consider him. I had hoped perhaps that he had made it to a shelter, or had went to the hospital for help. About 10 days after his disappearance, I had been reading the local paper after i discovered a tale in regards to a local business man that had lost his home improvement store because of family illness. The home improvement store had been across where they built the new 7-11 convenience store. The person, even though he lost his wife to illness and the business to foreclosure, remained in the region. He believed that his purpose ended up being to tend to the street, sidewalks and windows of the remaining merchants located beside his former business. To remain in the area, he adopted a park bench in front of his former hardware store as a base of operation. The content was written in recognition of his community contribution, despite the fact that he was homeless. The article went on to describe how he died inside of a dumpster trying to seek shelter from a brutal winter storm. I left my girlfriend shortly thereafter; perhaps from guilt over my inaction, or because she laughed after i confided in her concerning my guilt. Whenever it gets cold outside, I believe of him. I wish I would have followed my conscious and done what's right. Why do we yield to peer pressure and not to that quite, compelling voice of compassion that within all of us? So now, you are aware how an old homeless man taught my heart a lesson and why my goal is to be a blessing to all, regardless of what others think of me. For this reason developing PurposeBook is so important to me.”
Carpeli states that If they can enhance the necessary funding to make PurposeBook a reality; he hopes that PurposeBook allows its users to reach out and share their own journey and discovery of their life's special purpose. He feels the free site has the possibility to alter the hearts in our society, through the opportunity that modern technology now affords us.
You can see a number of Mac Carpeli’s intellectual projects and prototypes at: www.LogicSafari.com. A rough prototype for his PurposeBook project can be viewed at www.PurposeBook.org and www.PurposeBook.mobi
Whether Carpeli will raise the funding necessary to complete his PurposeBook project is uncertain. What's certain out of this reporter’s perspective is the fact that his heart is incorporated in the right place.