Cairo the Colossus who ruled himself
As many people know, Cairo is not a small city.
With the meanwhile keen eye for new things, I looked around Cairo and Giza. There is sure to be a mountain of apps that could be developed. I don't want to worry about the mountain, but there is an app that I would like to introduce here and explain what it is good for.
As in every city and many other countries in the world, there is also street trade here. So there are fruit and vegetable traders in the most varied of forms, driving street by street and district by district day in and day out. The funny thing about it is that there are 3-wheeled motorcycles with a large pick-up loading area. These vehicles are the ants and workhorses of the Egyptians living here. Some are adorned and others have simply wedged a large parasol in the handlebar area.
However, street vendors who sell sweets such as cotton candy, already packed, are also common. These use a very stubborn horn that sounds like a VuVuzuela.
Even the newspaper is still sold by hand with loud calls in quiet areas in the streets.
There are definitely still one or the other who could be named.
In Cairo, a lot is administered by the company itself. There is no real organization, that's my impression.
This also means that there are huge opportunities to bring the services offered to the citizen via an application. A real developer paradise.
Although it is possible to connect all dealers with one another, I am primarily devoting myself to scrap collectors today. These use the same motorcycle. Usually in pairs because scrap can be quite heavy.
What should the application be able to do?
The app should be able to help the driver with his work.
How does the help look like in detail?
After the driver has fetched the app and completed registration, he can tell his customers about this app in the neighborhood and on his route.
These should be automatically informed when the driver is nearby. For example, via pop-up or on a map in which the drivers can be found.
If a neighbor wants to dispose of an old washing machine, he can send the driver a direct message on the same day or shortly before reaching the street.
You can then store the building number in the message, for example.
The driver and collector is no longer just someone who goes about their work, but has a face and a profile behind it.
A social bridge is created by supporting citizens and retailers with an application.
That is the basic principle of this application.
Of course, an application like a tree with all its branches can be expanded further.
If you want to implement the whole thing, just write me if you need creative support with other projects.