Ruby on rails
Pound Around the World is an online game to teach kids the value of money.
We aim to deliver the message by showing kids how far one pound can go, through a series of questions.
We believe that parents have a real challenge explaining kids the value of money in a fun and educational way.
For kids, the only reference to the cost of things is what they can buy in the store - a pack of gum, toys etc. We want to surprise them by showing how much one pound can buy around the world.
For example, in south america, one pound can save 7 trees in the rain forest!
Young people are inquisitive and keen to learn facts which they can tell their friends and family. By learning about value of other things in different countries we feel that young people would better appreciate the value of the money in their pocket.
There are 8,500,000 young people in the UK aged between 5 and 16.
Although there are an increasing amount of people using the internet via mobile (45%) we were keen for no young people to be excluded from enjoying and learning about the value of money hence why we are using a website as 77% of households in the UK have access to the internet.
We had a great team and were able to execute on the following:
- Defined the problem
- Defined the solution (brainstorming session)
- Created wireframes
- Drafted content - questions, virtual goods, currency exchange
- Created initial game framework
- Refine content - make sure it's FUN
- Work on flow - transition between levels, etc
- Sounds - sound bank, need to add sounds and music
- Design -
- Research on competitors products
- Create logo
- Define look and feel
- Concept and execute the travel theme
- Layout for four different template pages
- Illustrations for all the pages
- Assets supplied to the developer
- Development -
- Backend - integrate questions and answers
- Frontend - incorporate designs
- Run a demo!
We were able to create a fully functioning demo with 5 levels!
The next immediate step is to release the game and work on distribution on existing game portals, educational game sites and communities for kids/parents.
For future development:
- Create additional levels
- Add social element and leader board
- Allow function for purchase of full game for £1
- In the full game you would also have the opportunity to play Burgernomics where people would hhave to guess the relative price of a burger around the world in a timed challenge in a 'Price is Right' style game.
We would love your ideas and help to take a Pound Around the World forward.
Please feel free to make any suggestions below.
Broken lifts in public transportation are annoying and limit the mobility of people in wheelchairs. Our solution provides status information from different operators on one page and shows publicly how well they are really doing.
Public transport operators in Europe must ensure that mobility impaired people can use their service. That's why more and more lifts are installed at train and subway stations. Broken lifts severly restrict the freedom of those people. Being stuck at a train platform not only makes a journey much longer, it is also disrespectful to the individual. Repairs take days to weeks which makes planning difficult. With statistics we want to show the public how broken lifts really are and how long repairs take. We want to show transportation operators that their information of broken lifts is important and should be open data.
Some operators publish realtime data of broken lifts on their website. We scrape the data from the Berlin metro and light rail services and provide them via an API. We show the aggregated data of all broken and fixed lifts with its history as well as statistics. The "Broken Lifts Project" helps put pressure on decision makers and helps mobility impaired people plan their trips. They can also follow stations the use regularly.
The event is not over yet!
We're launching today. Wheelmap.org as a launch prtner brings our useful service to thousands of mobility impaired people immediately.
- Integrate the realtime status information into wheelmap.org (a map for wheelchair accessible places)- research the manufacurer of each lift to show how well they compare to each other.- tweet a broken elevator
- use the service, report bugs!- report broken lifts!- let us know which public transportation operators have lift data and should be integrated next!
AOK is an online and iOS (Android version on temp hold) social game for good that incentivizes individuals that post, share, comment on and "like" Acts and Observations of Kindness with points that get donated to real world charities and relief efforts. We offer customized and white labeled versions for a fee so that brands may engage community members beyond information exchange into action. We also create campaigns to promote brands' cause marketing efforts. This freely offered bit of code above allows any site admin to drop a feed of AOK acts and observations anywhere on any site. Like a Twitter feed, only it's all about positive action!
AOK believes that the world is evolving towards increased social responsibility, both at the individual and the corporate level. Consumers are demanding more from the companies with which they do business and individuals are seeking to get recognized for their positive contributions. Brands and organizations however are often at a loss for feasible strategies to "get in this game" with low risk to their existing traction. With AOK, brands may affordably showcase their contributions, leveraging the strength of their communities' scale and enthusiasm to make positive change.
We've built a lively destination and tools that cross market several brands' and organizations' campaigns, thereby introducing proactive citizens to new organizations and brands that also aim to make positive social change. Since launch, we've converted this online and iOS-apps driven user energy into thousands of dollars in donations to real world nonprofits and relief efforts.
Funding, development, launch, strategic partnerships signed.
We've closed and/or are closing on several major organizations and brands that will either "live" at AOK, implement our white lable aka "supergroup" solution, campaign-specific widget feeds, and/or drop in the general AOK feed widget's code provided herein. Please contact me (323.627.7428 or email@example.com) for details about which brands/businesses are already on board or about to be.
We're building seminal technology to graphically represent indivudals' long tail of impact in a way that's never been done before and that we predict will make AOK very "sticky".
We're currently funded but seeking a new investor for our next round. Leads are appreicated.
We can also use more Ruby and iOS developers who are passionate about making a social impact with their work.