We saw that the LinkNYC by the city is very bland and lack with application. We also saw in our communities teens are feared and look of as unhelpful so we decided to tackle both problems with the same solution.
What it does
HelpNYC is an initiative/startup/app to add more applications for the LinkNYC kiosks that will help the community. We created two apps to demo for the cause. The first Foster is an app that allows communities to vote on lease-able stores/building to decide which small business they want placed there. This helps small businesses and guarantees customers because the community vouched for it in a win win situation. The second app we are demoing is Sanctuary which is a app that allows homeless people find shelters nearby and RSVP for a bed for the night if they can't make the line in time. The request will be sent to the shelter and they can get a bed for the night making their lives easier and efficient rather than going to the chaos in the line.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
A challenge we faced was coming up with the idea and ways we can incorporate breaking the bias of teens being unhelpful in communities.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for HelpNYC
The next step for HelpNYC would be to pitch it to the City and congregate the support of the people and take it to the next level by making it an reality!