Inspiration

The International Children's Games (ICG) is an International Olympic Committee-sanctioned event held every year where children from cities around the world and between the ages of 12 and 15 participate in a variety of sports and cultural activities.

Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (ROK), February 18 - 23, 2022 http://pyeongchang2022.pc.go.kr/en

Coventry, England (UK), August 11 - 16, 2022 https://www.coventryicg2022.org

Wearing a uniform brings everybody on equal ground. This unites all individuals regardless of backgrounds, race, social class or age to become one group all fighting for the same goals. The uniform symbolizes team spirit, honor, and pride. The uniform comes with a great responsibility, and it’s very often that the act of putting on that uniform awakens a new version of a person. The psychological impact of uniforms shouldn’t be underestimated. Branded clothing creates a strong impact on the teen athlete's attitude and morale. Teen athletes around the world face budgetary struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic like never before. A shoe drive gift card fundraiser engages supporters in a fun and easy way. For this reason, WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC. intends to be the epitome of 501(c)(3) organizations that facilitate shoe drives. Donors will be asked to buy gift cards and skihlz branded shoes will be distributed to teen athletes competing in the annual International Children's Winter and Summer Games hosted in a different country every year.

What it does

To avoid the potential removal from application distribution platforms, a caution states the In-App Payments SDK should only be used to process sales of goods or services that are consumed outside the application. The terms of service for the respective mobile application distribution services were reviewed to ensure that the app solution is compliant with their guidelines, especially for a nonprofit organization. A payment a donor makes to WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC., a 501(c)(3) organization, partly as a contribution and partly for goods or services is called a quid pro quo contribution by the IRS.

WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC., a 501(c)(3) organization, applied for, and received, approval for an Apple Developer Program Membership Fee Waiver to distribute free mobile applications on the App Store. To cultivate valuable relationships with donors and convert an e-commerce solution into a fundraiser, WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC. published the skihlz shop app:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/skihlz-shop/id1458518653#?platform=iphone

For this hackathon, the In-App Payments SDK for iOS Swift was integrated to provide a secure, managed payments client that also accepts gift cards. As a result, it is possible to launch a complete gifting program with online and customized plastic gift cards. For the demo, a live eGift card is used.

A donor purchases an egift card online: https://squareup.com/gift/MLT4JWS7E1FWN/order

The redemption code is sent via email and can be applied as a payment option.

How we built it

iOS swift

Challenges we ran into

For this solution, the team is using the standard web application link to place egift card orders. It's not obvious if there is a way to embed this application on the domain for the 501(c)(3) organization so it would be possible to create a landing page associated with Google Ad keywords.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

The team focuses on actually publishing the solution and therefore it is a great relief and joy to know that it works as intended.

What we learned

The backend setup to generate tokens or authenticate the transactions required some additional training on the appropriate coding language.

What's next for Shoe Some Love Gift Cards

The app will be published to https://apps.apple.com/us/app/skihlz-shop/id1458518653#?platform=iphone.

Review status Once the team has submitted the app for review, the status will be viewable in the My Apps section of App Store Connect or on the App Store Connect App for iPhone and iPad. Review times may vary by app. On average, 50% of apps are reviewed in 24 hours and over 90% are reviewed in 48 hours. For this reason, contact admin@whomentors.com for the latest test URL.

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