Help Offline

An offline emergency help providing system 🇮🇳

About 32% of our population don't have Smartphone and also there are many people having smartphone but no internet access due to which people suffer a lot for finding basic needs.

We've built a SMS based completely automated system where the user can get the required information in few basic steps by simple sending a message.

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Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
This is very thoughtful @inishchith :) Are you across India or just a particular city? Also, are you getting real people to reply to messages?
Nishchith KMaker@inishchith · keyboard clancking..
@amrith Thanks ! > Are you across India or just a particular city? Across India ;) > Are you getting real people to reply to messages ? Nope , We're using Dialogflow ( formerly Api.Ai ) for interaction and retrieval of queries which are then simulated through other 'Places' and other necessary APIs . NOTE : As of now this is served under personal credential . Once we're aware of a highly scalable SMS gateway , this can be used right away :)
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
@inishchith Are you able to support a lot of queries coming your way right now? How are you planning on funding this and sustaining it on the longer run?
Chirag ShettyMaker@chiragshetty98 · student developer
@amrith As far as supporting a lot of queries goes , yes our product is equipped to handle it only problem we face as of now is the fact that sending a lot of text messages costs us heavily within India itself. As of now we are open to any sort of funding to support us and help us open our service to public and sustain in long run. Also since the whole of our product is open sourced we wouldn't mind if someone takes the initiative to get the required funding and build a complete and sustainable product out of it.
Karthik Varma@leovarmak1
@chiragshetty98 Yup. This sucks. The SMS pricing has gone up as well. Why don't you guys try MSG91 ? https://msg91.com/startups/ They offer upto 40,000 SMS per month for startups. It should help you until you find other sources of funding
Chirag ShettyMaker@chiragshetty98 · student developer
@leovarmak1 Thanks a lot,will surely have a look at it.
Akshay Kumar@akshay_kumar9
Nice idea! Can be used as an alternative to JustDial.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! 😊Very useful for the country and the people !! Hoping to hear some great news from you guys !! Will be checking it out
Chirag ShettyMaker@chiragshetty98 · student developer
@ayush_chandra thanks a lot man will make sure to live upto the expectations
Paresh Khatri@paresh_khatri · Managly - Get your team in Sync
Great work guys.. Looks promising couple of thoughts hope you dont mind 1. Whats the format as user I need to enter or does it take all inputs and replies accordingly? 2. Is it only for english or you can inquire in any language? 3. When asking for places does it suggest multiple location or only one.. Also how does it track my location? or I need to be specific while sending my requirement? 4. How do I initiate the chat? How someone can find the number of such service? Overall this is a great app lookig forward to the public launch.
Nishchith KMaker@inishchith · keyboard clancking..
Hey , @paresh_khatri 1. Whats the format as user I need to enter or does it take all inputs and replies accordingly? > Yes there's format for entering the queries . you can find it under #features [at] https://github.com/team-anything... 2. Is it only for english or you can inquire in any language? > As of now this service is available in English only , but we were thinking of adding native language support in near future ;) 3. When asking for places does it suggest multiple location or only one . > We've kept it to be only one ( for simplicity ) but in case there's we've can simulate this to be chosen by the user . - Also how does it track my location ? or I need to be specific while sending my requirement ? > You provide your pin-code ( eg. see #features link in [1] ) and there's a fixed threshold for radius spanning . We'd to think a lot on this , at the end pin-code would have a good balance between Accuracy ( area spanned ) and Simplicity in querying . 4. How do I initiate the chat ? How someone can find the number of such service ? > Just as simple as seen in the above gif . If you've tried initiating , really sorry for that . we've kept the system under maintenance [ refer thread where @leovarmak1 suggested ]. The second part is not completely thought of yet . XP These are great questions BTW ;)
Shruti Kaushik@shrutikaushikit · Marketing at GeekyAnts
Nice! How do you plan to market it?