Hunger is a problem millions of people face every day all over the world. According to the World Vision website, hunger kills 13,000 children a day. A small care, contribution and an act towards humanity can prevent this and make a significant difference. Hence CareFactor aim is to promote surplus and about to expire food to the needy through a proper distribution channel, Which does'n`t need time and require much efforts in one`s daily life.
Few of the World Hunger Facts which we can`t Ignore or avoid:
1.02 billion people in the world are hungry.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
Actors present in the below diagrams:
Presenting screen shots of our application.
- Producer Login
-Mobile Location API
-PUSH Messaing API
-Google geo location API(For street and city names/addresses)
Screen shots description of producer as follows:
-Producer Login Authentication and forgot password functionality: droidAtScreen-116.png
-Progress Bar, Retrieving Location using Ericsoon Mobile Location API's from app: droidAtScreen-124.png
-Listing recently/Active uploaded producer products: droidAtScreen-132.png
-Uploading products to give away: droidAtScreen-172.png
Please check the attached files below...
CareFactor appreciated and honoured by Lulea University of Technology,SWEDEN.
CareFactor Ericsson Application blog articles: http://www.ericssonapplicationawards.com/team/profile/carefactor
CareFactor Article in Sweden Daily News paper : http://www.ltu.se/cms_fs/1.84768!/file/bild.PNG
CareFactor Facebook Page with 140+ Fans and latest product updates: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CareFactor/281976968505841
About CareFactor: A solution for distributing surplus from businesses/Homes to help needy organizations and individuals. Avoid food waste and promote reuse and recycling program which is an important sustainability problem.
Price of wasted food:
Did you know that over one fourth of all food produced for human consumption goes to waste? The annual value of this excess food is estimated at around $31 billion.
Agile Development Model
Software process: To develop a solution for our Mobile Application, we consider Agile software development process where we adopt an iterative and incremental software cycle.
The actors sidelined are:
1>End users (Care-seekers and Supporters)
2>Producer companies (Care givers)
3>User-agents ( To support, help and be a middle organization between End users and Producers)
Since there are various way the users/producers will interact with our app, We try to present a 3 minutes story-line in our Stage-2 submission.
Our app seems to be worth spreading, we have had 123 likes as of the second day on our Facebook page.
People are already talking about it on how it can be useful and what they can do with it… 40+ people are already talking about it from various geographical locations.
These shows that the problem to solve "Global challenge to help social and Economic development" through Ericsson and carefactor team is also known and supported by the media/Audience way before its launch. People also shared their wishes and proposed that that their is a need for such solution.
Geeks & Folks,
We have submitted our stage-1 Video submission, We tried to focus more on our Problem definition and How logical and realistically it can be implemented in today' world, Then we also showed up our planning and team intro.. It was fun, Me and Sam have been good pals and always desired to do something exciting and challenging. I wish our hard work pays off and our goal was to get a clear message and understanding of our Idea in the provided time(less then 3 minutes).
Firstly we are thankful to Ericsson for providing us a platform to exhibit our skills... This is gonna be our first international competition, We are excited and on our way to submit our first video introduction.. We hope to make it to the top... cheer for LTU , wish us luck, let your support flow till we win.
We believe we are innovative and our concept seems to be quite different and non existing. we also saw few of the last year winners.. They definitely had something nice to show up and climb the hill.. We believe this one is too.. and Its not one time process and we win and have a typical life again, We are hoping to take this concept a long way... They say "charity begins from heart", We say its begun within us through this platform and we wish to take it global and to the hearts of people through kindness, care, help and responsibility towards a green and clean society ....
For all the needy and helpless people, for students who find the going gets tough, for children who suffer, We will be at your service shortly.
Thank you once again- Ericsson