SoloCoin

An app rewarding social-distancing

Solocoin is an app that rewards users to engage in social-distancing. Users will earn coins which they can later redeem for Partner Coupons. They can compete with users via leaderboards for achievements and badges which they can later share with their friends.
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Alex GormanEx-Archaeologist - Now aspiring Maker
Such an interesting take on the social distancing area. With all the doom an gloom of being tucked away from loved ones this is putting a could spin on the situation. Also add in the fact the it will encourage people to social distance and you have a great combination. Really great work here.
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Kshitij MalhotraCreator,student and tech enthusiast.
?makers This seems like an interesting idea mate, but what is the business model of the app going to be in the long run ? I hope it isn't going to be something related to user data 😉.Anyways it seems like an interesting approach and will recommend this to my friends as well.
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arbob
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Entrepreneur to moonshots.
Hello @kshitij_malhotra . We have multiple revenue models planned for the future, however, until COVID we've decided to make it free for any businesses to list their coupons and deals on the platform. Thanks for the support.
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arbob
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Entrepreneur to moonshots.
COVID-19 has severely affected the livelihoods of the people around the globe. Millions have been affected and thousands of new cases are emerging every year. However, it's proven that until we get a vaccine, the single most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is social-distancing. Humans are social animals. It’s a basic human instinct to stay close to other people. Forced Social-distancing can be mentally taxing. Having built products with game mechanics inside consumer apps, I thought why not apply the same gamification techniques to incentivize people to engage in social distancing and help stop the spread of COVID-19. It initially started as a hackathon idea but slowly with support from people around the globe became a full-fledged mobile app. SoloCoin is a mobile app that rewards users to engage in social-distancing. It's basically a point tracking app that rewards users based on their proximity/location to their home. (using the tech of GPS, Geofencing). If their smartphone is present in a certain radius to their home address, then the app will reward them with virtual coins, that they can later redeem for "Partner Coupons". These partners can be SMBs, Local businesses, and any online B2C businesses from E-commerce, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health, etc. They can also compete with nearby players for achievements and badges which they can later share it among their friends. SoloCoin takes the technology to help measure social distance, gamifies it to recognize and reward, and wraps it together with a positive attitude to make social distancing fun! It is a fun way for citizens to do their part, be social distance compliant, and get real economic rewards and esteem awards to show they stood up to the challenge! We believe that rewarding people for good behavior and making their homestay fun is a great way to engage them in social-distancing thus saving them and the world from COVID-19. P.S. We're also inviting Startups and SMEs who want to promote their products and services on our app for FREE during COVID.
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