Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
Weview app is a virtual tourism app which helps people to make money while they are contacting each other. In this app you could be the guide, the tourist, or both. Assume that you want to see a historical place, cultural event or something that seems interesting to you and is around them. You, as a tourist, pays the guide to show you what exactly you want, with explanation or details of the place or event and they will be your personal guide in somewhere you cant be. Each tourist pays a fee per hour to the guide. The fees counts by dollar and each person pays and gets the money by its local currency. Each tourist rate the guide who shows them around. This rate is based on the information they gave, the patient that they have to show a place and the accuracy on what their doing. Tourists get rate too, by their manners and behaviours. The amount of payment could be in two ways, A. People turn that to cash money and, B. They keep it as a credit in their account. This account could help them, if they want to see somewhere in another country and by their own currency, it can be so expensive. So, maybe someone already pays them on dollar, and they can pay by dollar in their credit, without paying extra for currency difference. Think of opportunity in which you could see 5 different places in the world, just in few days, and spend less money on knowing how is other places in the world.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
I hardly believe that my idea will reduce poverty, unemployment and social inequalities. As long as currency difference matter, making money with dollar will help a lot to people of the third world countries. Sometimes changing dollar to a third world country currency will worth ten times more. In the other hand, people who can never get visa for travel abroad or it cost a fortune for them, can see other places in the world. Also, people in the first world countries will see people and places in the third world beyond News and Movies, and will know that these people and places are as awesome as themselves. Weview has a high potential to raise people general knowledge too.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
I opened my business Instagram page at 8 August and my business Facebook page recently, and I started video call with around the globe already. future plans in the case of going to next levels: 1. Gather a team who can afford what the app needs; like online translation system, transformation of the money, high quality with less size video calls, monitoring of calls and etc. 2. Make the main team the board of direction with percentages of profit. Ask them to estimate the time and money that they need to do the job. 3. Find an investor an BORROW the amount of money for the estimated time. 4. Run the app. Collect 10% of every call and return the borrowed money. Make the business independent. 5. Use the extra profit of the money in going to deprived areas to educate people and give facilities to them, so they can improve, work and make money with the app too.
I'm 27 years old and I live in Iran. my last job was translator and researcher in an online tourism magazine. Very soon in my work, I became interested with places and events around the world, which I knew I could not see personally. Many people in third world countries like me, can't be eligible for visa or don't have the money to travel abroad. So I came up with Weview idea. Before I work in tourism field so I could pay my bills, I was an artist in the field of film making and screen writing. I also once was the 125th person in a tousond people contest in art.