Reffner originally planned to crowd source the funds using a campaign through IndieGogo, but once word got out he had offers from private partners to help make his application become a reality faster.
“The hard work has been done. We have the programming code necessary to capture and track movement analysis and then translate that into whatever language we want… We now must manually build the library of signs. This aspect is very time consuming and requires we use certified sign language translators…
Reffner plans to stick to his original time frame of an android beta test by June of 2014, and we can expect that a full version for iOS and Android to be released to the public by early 2015.
Furthermore, Greg Reffner has been in contact with The United Society for Deaf Children. As part of his plan to make communication accesible and easier for everyone; Reffner has pledged that 5% of all first year sales of the mobile application across all platforms will be donated to The USDC. Reffner has been focusing heavily on the deaf community network around the Sacramento, CA area for testing and product feedback. "It has only been through getting my hands dirty through immersion into the deaf community that I believe I have been able to direct this application towards its highest potential."
When asked where the website, and social media traffic has been Reffner replied “Once we have a product that we know works, we will begin promoting it, until then our focus is entirely on making communication possible for everyone at a price of less than $5.00.”
For more information, people are encouraged to contact iSign4You through Facebook at this time.