Best Ideas 2022 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:
A church is a place for people of different ages , different career paths, etc. All of these people will be using this app for one reason only, "to be updated on the church's notices/announcements." With this mobile application the user will never miss anything that is church related e.g meetings, concerts etc. The good thing is that it caters for every young and old persons who go to church. This app is not limited to churches alone, it will also be able to be used by schools (Teachers and Parents). Often times teachers issue out notice letters to learners to give to their parents, to notify them about occasions/events that will be taking place at school such as: farewell functions, parents meetings, etc. Unfortunately those letters don't always reach the hands of the parents because kids/learners lose them, so instead of issuing out letters, teachers will communicate directly with parents through this app. This is an easy to use app which will accommodate even those that are not accustomed to using mobile applications. The contents/notices will regularly be uploaded and updated by the secretary of the church/school for users to read. The secretary will download the app from play store and register the name of the church/ school and then upload the announcements. Once the secretary is done, everyone will then also download the app, create a profile, and see the announcements.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This mobile app is targeted at the congregants or people who subscribe or belong to all different types churches. As long as there are announcements that need to be known and remembered, then it is for them. People don't always go to church every Sunday due to their other commitments, and because of that, they end-up losing track of the things they should know about that are happening within the Church. Everyone who has devoted and committed themselves to a particular church is basically my target audience, irrespective of the church they go to. There're too many things in our lives that we need to remember on a daily basis but unfortunately we remember some and forget others. Sometimes even those people who manage to go to church regularly, tend to forget some of the notices because of the fact that there's a lot of them for a person to memorise and remember them all at once. With Up2deyt, users will be moving around with announcements in their pockets. The user will be able to use the app in the comfort of their homes, in a public transport, and even at work. They'll use it anytime of the day i.e in the morning, during the day, and at knight. It'll also be accessed and utilised in their free time when they're relaxing and not in a rush, as they will most of the time want to know about the upcoming events, so that they can prepare in time. The advantage of this app is that it focuses on one thing only, which is announcements. Another thing is that there's no exchanging of contact numbers, once you've downloaded and signed-up, you automatically see all the uploaded notices and also see other members without being added into any group.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The aim is for up2deyt mobile app to be used in Android and iOS phones, and be downloadable from play store. The following are the 9 building blocks of my model canvas: 1. KEY PARTNERS a) Coders b) Engineers c) Play store 2. KEY ACTIVITIES a) Constantly Improving the app b) Promoting the app at churches and schools c) Reading and responding to reviews 3. VALUE PROPOSITIONS a) Up2deyt mobile application 4. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP a) Formal 5. CUSTOMER SEGMENTS a) Congregants b) School teachers and parents of the learners 6. KEY RESOURCES a) Innovation hub b) App development institutions 7. CHANNELS a) Android b) iOS c) Play store 8. COST STRUCTURE a) Developers team (Coders, Engineers, Programmers) 9. REVENUE STREAMS a) Downloading of the app from play store b) Data used by users to login to the app
I'm a 37 year old South African man. After matric, I went on to study a couple of different courses which are: private investigation, basics in computer studies, media studies and mobile application development course which was an online course. unfortunately I never got to complete any of these courses due to many different challenges I came across. I'm a hard working person who strives to get what I want, but sometimes life gets in the way of achieve my goals. This up2deyt idea came to me during the time I was doing the mobile app development online course, when we had to come up with ideas for fixing the problems that people are facing. I have worked in different industries such as: mining, carpentry and sales consultancy among others. My love for business started when I was helping my mom with her business of selling bunny chows(Kotas/Sphatlhos) to school kids during their break time.