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Oh, I disagree. It’s a ‘random’ number. I think the right person will be totally game for it in the hands of the right performer.
I concur that much of it is down to acting on the part of the performer, and most certainly the ‘stranger’. Context is everything. But I do still feel that the solution is the one people will (correctly) guess at. Then again, I could be wrong.
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In the context of this routine it is perfectly plausible to use the specs phone. Makes sense.
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On Jun 27, 2019, Nathan Alexander wrote:
Looks good. Disappointed that the lead-up emails to this did not mention (although maybe I missed it) it's only for iPhone when registering for the launch video/pre-register opportunity.

Fantastic though. Yet another reason I just need to dump Android, ha!


Apologies for the confusion there! Android is in the works!
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On Jun 27, 2019, SleepyMagic wrote:
I didn't like the look of this until I watched the performance and saw that only the spectator talks to the stranger and not the magician! This looks amazing!

It's a shame I live in the UK and thus only works in North America


I have limited this app to North America. The reason for this is that there are some differences for users outside of the U.S. I am planning to make this available to international users by end of this week, with the offer to give you a full explanation on the differences so you can be absolutely informed before making your purchasing decision. Also, the next major update (free) will have international features to accommodate users outside of the U.S. If you would like to discuss, please feel free to PM me. Thank you! You can also reach me at thestranger@jonathanlevit.com
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On Jun 27, 2019, sebbyg wrote:
I'm concerned that there is an additional "subscription fee" mentioned in the listing on the App Store but not in the trick ad copy.
Perhaps Mr. Levit can explain whether this subscription is needed to achieve the effects as performed in the video demos. Is it possible to turn this subscription on or off?


Thanks for the question. The subscription is NOT necessary to perform the effect. This monthly subscription (you can cancel at any time and the first month is free for you to try) will communicate the selected card to the stranger without you having to do anything. If you are not using this feature, you can still call a live person and either use a code to communicate the card, or use a forced card. You can also interact with one of several recordings in the app that sound like real phone calls. The recordings will reveal any card selected or named.
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On Jun 27, 2019, magicmind wrote:
I bought a card/mental thing years ago from Lee Earl. These tricks are only going to last as long as they keep up with iOS updates(compliance) and their servers if this is what I think it is.


You are right! It's important for these apps to stay up to date with the operating system. I'm fully committed to continuing development with this. I've already begun work on the next several updates!
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On Jun 27, 2019, Psy wrote:
A couple of questions:
1. Does it work only in specific countries or languages
2. As a mentalist, I don't use cards. Can I use words or numbers instead of cards?


Hello! For the questions about other countries, please see a response later in this thread.
As for the question about cards vs. numbers, the app is currently set up to use a card. The phone calls that are recordings in the app (that you interact with as the magician) will reveal the selected card. If calling a real person (your stranger), you can have them reveal anything you like.
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On Jun 27, 2019, Greg Rostami wrote:
Congratulations on the new release.

I have a few questions.

1. To perform with a live human answering the call/facetime (like the trailer), do you need an accomplice or do you offer a service of accomplices that are available 24/7?

2. If an accomplice is not available, I'm guessing there are options in the app to have a voicemail or a text reply for the reveal of the card?

3. The magician must use his/her phone? Can a spectator dial the stranger from their phone?

Thank you very much for the clarification.
Greg Rostami



I wanted to bump these questions, in particular #1
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This is easily one of the best things to have come out in a long time. There are some great things built into this. I love it.
"Opportunity may only knock once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."
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This is easily one of the best things to have come out in a long time. There are some great things built into this. I love it.


Thank you!
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On Jun 27, 2019, Greg Rostami wrote:
Congratulations on the new release.

I have a few questions.

1. To perform with a live human answering the call/facetime (like the trailer), do you need an accomplice or do you offer a service of accomplices that are available 24/7?

2. If an accomplice is not available, I'm guessing there are options in the app to have a voicemail or a text reply for the reveal of the card?

3. The magician must use his/her phone? Can a spectator dial the stranger from their phone?

Thank you very much for the clarification.
Greg Rostami



I wanted to bump these questions, in particular #1


To perform with a live human answering the call/facetime (like the trailer), do you need an accomplice or do you offer a service of accomplices that are available 24/7?
If you choose the option of performing with a live person, you select from your contacts the person that will be called. Or you can choose to use one of the built in recordings that the magician interacts with as if it is a real phone conversation, with the selected card revealed during the call. In this case, it is as if you have a team of accomplices available 24/7!
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And while this is obviously very cool, let's just be honest, I'm mostly excited that you got to work with Fox Mulder. Ummm... Awesome!
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On Jun 27, 2019, Greg Rostami wrote:
Congratulations on the new release.

I have a few questions.

1. To perform with a live human answering the call/facetime (like the trailer), do you need an accomplice or do you offer a service of accomplices that are available 24/7?

2. If an accomplice is not available, I'm guessing there are options in the app to have a voicemail or a text reply for the reveal of the card?

3. The magician must use his/her phone? Can a spectator dial the stranger from their phone?

Thank you very much for the clarification.
Greg Rostami



I wanted to bump these questions, in particular #1


To perform with a live human answering the call/facetime (like the trailer), do you need an accomplice or do you offer a service of accomplices that are available 24/7?
If you choose the option of performing with a live person, you select from your contacts the person that will be called. Or you can choose to use one of the built in recordings that the magician interacts with as if it is a real phone conversation, with the selected card revealed during the call. In this case, it is as if you have a team of accomplices available 24/7!


Thank you
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On Jun 27, 2019, Nathan Alexander wrote:
And while this is obviously very cool, let's just be honest, I'm mostly excited that you got to work with Fox Mulder. Ummm... Awesome!


I'll be honest too....that WAS cool! A highlight for me, for sure!
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I purchased with conjurer community sale price which may be available to everyone. As you can see Jonathan has been coming on here to answer all questions about the app so you pretty much know what you are getting. There are a few subtleties in the settings for the app which help it to seem even more natural. Jonathan seems like a really nice guy and he has a very cute girlfriend so he is an easy guy to hate. As you can see from the live performances Jonathan has a friendly performing style which goes a long way to selling an effect like this. I don’t think I could “fool” friends and acquaintances with this trick they way I did with say WikiTest which to me is still the best technology trick you can buy. Perhaps I will try it with a friendly “stranger” at one of my few professional gigs. YMMV
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On Jun 27, 2019, Xcath1 wrote:
I purchased with conjurer community sale price which may be available to everyone. As you can see Jonathan has been coming on here to answer all questions about the app so you pretty much know what you are getting. There are a few subtleties in the settings for the app which help it to seem even more natural. Jonathan seems like a really nice guy and he has a very cute girlfriend so he is an easy guy to hate. As you can see from the live performances Jonathan has a friendly performing style which goes a long way to selling an effect like this. I don’t think I could “fool” friends and acquaintances with this trick they way I did with say WikiTest which to me is still the best technology trick you can buy. Perhaps I will try it with a friendly “stranger” at one of my few professional gigs. YMMV



Thanks for this! And yes, she IS cute! I'm a lucky guy. I appreciate what you are saying about performing this in a way that will fool anyone. Keep this in mind, if you are using the recordings, with very little practice, you will learn the interaction with the stranger. You can practice inside the app and you can print the scripts so you can follow along. And I've edited these recordings so the interaction happens at exact moments, in sync with the timer that is on screen for the call. So you are being cued right on screen! And, once you get more comfortable, you can even secretly pause and play the recording as you like during performance. They really are super simple to interact with and they will absolutely fool people. If you choose to use the option of calling a live person, remember, that if you are using the texting feature, the stranger will know the card without you having to do anything. At that point, all you need to do is have a REAL conversation with someone. Imagine you don't know them and ask them to think of and name a card. I have full confidence you can pull this off!
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Is is possible to make my own recording? For example, if I say wanted to reveal a word that I forced, could I make my own recording with my own “script” for the voice of the spectator?
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One last question ...

Does the app make a real phone call when you use the voicemail option or is it faking a phone call?

Thank you,
Greg
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On Jun 27, 2019, Greg Rostami wrote:
One last question ...

Does the app make a real phone call when you use the voicemail option or is it faking a phone call?

Thank you,
Greg


You can use the voicemail option for either a fake phone call or a real phone call.
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I’m definitely thinking about picking this up. ( I buy way too much magic ) But I’ll wait for a couple more reviews to come in.
What a great combination of ideas that were put into this.

On an off note, I do have a prediction.
I can see Inject 5.0 adding a feature that allows you to have a 24/7 live accomplice using FaceTime to name any celebrity/place/food/nameDOB or anything you want for only 4.99 a month. Or .99 cents per FaceTime call.
I would have to purchase Inject then.
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