Sharing and Collaboration App
The exchange of skills, skills, possessions and general help opens up a vast space to build social networks that generate a movement of collaboration, support and solidarity in communities, free of charge, through various apps.
It is a mobile application that allows the purchase, collection, and delivery of any product with the option ‘whatever,’ to resolve exchange management, in which only the distances traveled by the messenger from Glovo are paid. For those who require a favor if no cost or at least cheaper, alternatives focused on the exchange of tasks, skills, and knowledge can be used.
Its motto is’ sharing changes everything ‘ and is based on geolocation, with the idea of establishing a chain of favors among people nearby. Its main functionality is very similar to ligar apps; that is, the user creates a profile and specifies what it offers or what it needs. When meeting someone else who in turn has an interest in one of their offers, a match takes place, and both parties contact each other through a chat to agree on the details, in principle without any money involved.
It also allows you to browse through various profiles to discover applications in which you can ‘lend a hand’, because the idea is to encourage collaborative consumption through the exchange of skills and knowledge, as well as the bartering of products and services, although in their welcome message the helpin’ managers do not close the doors that someone can use the app to deposit some money. You decide if you want to change, give away, rent, or sell.
This app facilitates the meeting of people who know how to do something concrete and want to share it with those who need it, through iOS and Android devices. In fact, it is a time bank in the format of an app, that is to say, it is a project based on a system that values each share in a certain number of TimeCoins, which is a unit of time that was not created to put a price on the favors, but to achieve that the exchange is as fair as possible. Finally, the final decision is always made by the users, who are the ones who specify what will ultimately consist of the action to be carried out through the chat of the app.
The first TimeCoins are achieved by registering, and it is possible to increase them by bringing friends into the community and then having more as the favors are ‘charged.’
The original idea is based on Coworking, where the exchange of jobs, skills, and talents helps drive new projects, especially those requiring financial support. For this reason, the ones that share this network the most are marketing, communication, design, programming, and technology services, although members are willing to offer favors such as giving language classes, repairing equipment, etc., in exchange for TimeCoins.
- Impossible People
It is a community Website for people to help each other altruistically. It has a mobile app called Impossible People that operates on iOS and Android. Its operation is very similar to helpin’ in which users share wishes pending contact with other members to make it a reality. To achieve the meetings is required of the geolocation, use hashtags that allow people to find topics of interest or specific content to people who can ‘lend a hand.’ In addition to these labels, it also allows users to follow each other, forming ‘a small favors trade between friends, friends of friends, and neighbors.’
This application is intended for any user to generate their global chain of favors from their device. It is a social network whose members are nicknamed ‘nicefriends’ and can chat with each other, once located on a world map, to exchange favors around the world. Also, with the ‘help’ button, any user can display what they need, locate the message at a given geographical point and automatically send an urgent notification to all ‘nice friends’ located within a 40 km radius. The application does not yet have many registered users.