$ 1 or more

A donation. Thank you very much! Your support will help Akira become a reality!

$15 or more

Your name will be mentioned in the Akira’s credits, making you the coolest person ever.

$30 or more

We'll send you a cool postcard with Akira art! You will also get a mention in Akira’s credits.

$50 or more

Your name in the credit, Akira postcard, and some kickass stickers.

$100 or more

Your name in the credit, Akira postcard, some kickass stickers, and an exclusive t-shirt.

$250 or more

All of the perks above, plus an exclusive digital download of dedicated tutorials for Akira, and the ability to vote for which feature should have the priority.

$500 or more

That’s a lot! You’ll get access to all the perks listed above, plus you’ll have 1 hr of exclusive video chat with Alex to ask about anything related to Akira. You will get a personal walk-through of the plan, timeline, features, and extra juicy hidden things. You will also have the ability to choose a feature that will immediately be tackled as top priority.

$1500 or more

You really love Akira! You get everything listed above, but also, you’ll get 1 year access to a protected Cloud VPS directly linked into Akira to automatically back-up your design files and share them with whoever you want.


I've two questions for you:

1. If you consider your project - similar to what Figma offers - why should one consider installing Akira instead of using the web-based tool? Is it just going to be a clone of those tools - offering a native Linux experience or is there something really interesting to encourage users to switch (except being an open source solution)?

2. Let's assume that it becomes the open source solution that Linux users have been waiting for (with similar features offered by proprietary tools). What are your plans to sustain it? Do you plan to introduce any pricing plans - or rely on donations?


Can we see a demo of the canvas, along with a description of the other types of apps that would benefit from the canvas library?

(I may have missed this because I tuned in a little late; if so, sorry!)


Why don’t you work on and improve an existing tool? What are the things that made you think that starting from the ground up is the best approach for Akira?


Would Akira support other operating system?


Will Akira support some form of interactivity in the canvas in the future, like a working textbox or button (as that might be interesting for interface design)? Or will the canvas be something static?
(hopefully this hasn't come up before, had trouble submitting the question)


What is the gap in features/workflow between sketch and akira?


Are you currently, or will you be in the future, looking for contributions? How about setting up a bountysource? I would love to see this come to fruition, however I am a bit skeptical regarding the kickstarter format. Will you be the only developer? Could you maybe go more in depth on your plans for allocating funds.


Will Akira support some form of plugins? If so, could plugins be used to add or tweak functionality in the editor? Or could these be used to automate tasks (think of batch processing, or something similar).


Developers are usually particular in their code, how will you manage the codebase with a number of contributors and not kill each other?

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