Pristine (cut the crap)
#pristine
Description
Pristine is an info gathering app allowing users to notify the service department about sanitation issues in their area. Pristine also teaches the users about about sanitation.
Pristine is a reporting app and a virtual sanitation teacher in the hands of a phone user. An information app that allows the users to notify the local authority/ government about the sanitation existing in the community . Direct delivery of the messages to the concerned officials. App also provides information to the user educating them on how to avoid some of the sanitation problems. Users are be able to connect to each other and share experiences using social media.

Video : http://youtu.be/VfveVHoEW5s

Description & differentiation * Describe your idea briefly mentioning why/how it is different from what is already there:

Pristine allows the users to notify the leaders/ local government about the poor services. Direct delivery of the messages to the concerned officials. Unlike calling the offices and waiting on an answering machine, Pristine allows the user to communicate instantly. The app has a mobile version and an sms version. This gives flexibility to users based on their cheapest way of communication.
Pristine doubles as a virtual teacher educating the user about how to improve sanitation in their surroundings. Users would be able to connect to each other and share experiences using a social media campaign that plugs into the app.

Target users and scenarios * who will benefit from your app? When, why, where and how will they use it? :

- Government will be able to tackle the problems reported by the users.
- Individuals who lack knowledge of sanitation will learn through the app.
- Users will benefit from sharing experiences.

Users will have a tool in their hands which makes communication much easier and faster compared to calling the offices or visiting those offices of local authorities.
Local leaders or Government will be informed much faster about sanitation issues and will be able to tackle the problems reported by the users.
Individuals who lack knowledge of sanitation will learn through the Pristine(app). It has vital topics where a user can learn at their convenience. This eliminates the difficulties of mobilizing villages to have sanitation workshops.
With social media integration, users will benefit from sharing experiences and further learning on a global scale.


Technology Approach * What are the technologies challenges that you anticipate in developing :

- Internet penetration in developing countries
- Smart phone usage VS sms usage
- Deploying apps on various platforms.

Live web app: http://www.tony.1click.co.za/apps2013/feb

Pristine is connecting the whole world to the same place in campaign for better sanitation. Most campaigns are isolated and never have a global impact. This app will be deployed in various cities yet all campaigns pointing to the same social media location.

Pristine sanitation global campaign: www.facebook.com/PristineSanitation

Pristine gives flexibility to users to communicate either by sms or data(bandwidth)
Pristine is being implemented on various mobile platforms to include as many users as possible.
Pristine gathers all information in a database thus can help identify issues that are frequently experience. This will allow for better planning. We are now working on data summaries / reports to show stats of problems and what is resolved.
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Platforms
Android, BlackBerry, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), HTML5, SMS
Pricing
  • Free version available
Categories
Rural areas - lack of sanitation, Make sanitation affordable, Governance and sanitation, Empower citizens
Keywords
  • Pristine, clean, learn, share, educate, connect, lead, governance, sanitation
Target Users
  • cellphone users, local leaders, local government, sanitation organizations, sanitation service providers
Available in the following app stores
Google Play, Blackberry App World, AndroidGear, Palm App Catalog, Samsung Applications Store, SymbianGear, iPad App Store
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