Ok so here is my proposal for a Happ that I would like to see come to life
Description: an interface through which you can discover services and crafts offered in your area DIRECTLY from people living in your area or from your neighbours.
Enable sharing and exchange of various resources (tools, homegrown food, expertise or rides to town) between neighbours and wider communities.
Nontaxi ridesharing apps have been tried in the past but I think this approach has a better chance of being adopted if built as a Happ, being an open protocol / collectively owned app instead of being corporately ownned, and combined with other options and services plus possible network effects of the Holochain ecosystem.
The main goal is to see much less cars that have only one person inside and try to reduce traffic in the city.
This part of the Happ should be able to compare routes, pair users with very simillar routes of daily commute and put them in cars together, based on the route they take plus other preferences or set (reputation) filters. This should ideally enable them to drive together in one car instead of driving separately in two or three cars while saving 1/2 or 2/3 of the gas they would burn through when driving alone. There are many options and sophisticated ways to do this… I need deep discussion : )
2) other resource sharing
This part enables people to share /offer their services or their craft , their home products and abilities or expertise, or other resources as unused tools etc. While using the same UI and maps.
A good reputation system should be in place for situations when borrowed goods would get damaged or lost or promised services undelivered or underperformed etc.
It would make sense to also include openbazaar in this if possible.
I would also like to see a section called “Zone without money” inspired by our local event that happens twice a year where people exchange stuff that they dont need or just let it there for less fortunate people to take. The downside to this is that the organiser is often left with many things that did not find a new owner and has to distribute them to childrens homes and to shelter for the homeless or sadly throw them into thrash.
If made as an app where people agree what they exchange with who and meet personally to do so there wont be any trouble with unclaimed goods and people with less income could still be helped and useful goods spared from the trash. Also this can help eradicate people that take away too much stuff for themselves when free stuff is available all at once in one place.
Users should also be able to choose to donate directly to homeless shelters which should be encouraged to have their user profiles in this system or be represented in some more visible way for free.
Another goal is to try to better the relationships between neighbours through using this Happ.
Any ideas on how to make this a playful and pleasant experience ?
Users of this local exchange system can also create delivery orders for existing local bicycle delivery services, or for people that just are out of work and have spare time, a bicycle or a scoter and can deliver goods for users of this Happ.
I have it thought out and writen down in more detail but it is already a long read and would take up too much space here : )
Similar app or site: if Greenriders had a baby with Gojek in a distributed fashion…
Team Size: 1
Resources: no repo for now
I am at…: Concept formulated, but needs polishing and figuring out more tech details.
Design and implementation: I think that there is no better pattern to build this by than Holochain I need to test or adjust the viability, then design & implement the app
Fundraising: I need to brainstorm the possible business models and overall viability of this with at least two other people before we even start to think about fundraising.
Skills: Understanding of a lot of tech but only sometimes involved in coding.
Holochain knowledge: Very good conceptual understanding of Holochain, but still not a friend with coding.
UI/UX: Adobe Illustrator (7) WP (6) Photoshop (4) Lightroom (6)
Commitment: 10 hours a week for now
What do I need:
- a committed team :))
- for now at least one or two, ideally technically able, people to look at the viability of these ideas with me and then to build a test or mvp…?
- too many modules to list here :))
Thanks for reading