What barriers have hindered the success of your project to date? How do you plan to overcome these and other challenges as you grow your solution?
Biggest Problem has been Web Hosting Services and a safe place for the data with SSL Encryption. Though all these are avialable, i have not been able to find the investment. Hence the idea to join this competition. I see challenges in SMS Implementation, partnering with a National Mobile Operator for the SMS Gateway, Sending out Alert SMS through the website fr those who are interested.
How do you see the information-technology and media sectors shifting over the next decade? How will your solution adapt to and/or drive that changing environment?
Both Information Technology and Media sectors will continue to grow exponentially over the next many decades i am sure. My project taps the OpenSource Value of ushahidi Information Technology and the Social Media like twitter, facebook to collect information and report and curate them.
Failure is not always an option. If your solution fails to gain traction in the next two years, what other applications of the idea could you explore?
I am going to work hard to make it work. Right now i am the only person on the project. I hope more volunteers will come up with a faster website and SMS based reporting.
Expand on your selections, explaining how you will sustain funding
I want to ask for external funding after i have set up something commendabe and when the effects are clear to the people who wish to fund. Right now, i am funding it with the money i have.
Tell us about your partnerships
No Partnerships at the moment.
What type of team (staff, volunteers, etc.) will ensure that you achieve the growth milestones identified in the Social Impact section?
I am looking at Youth from different places in India. I want a maps4aid correspondent in Every city. They will be the ambassadors. They will recieve a login to the website and can curate content about their city and publish them and promote their campaigns.
Changemakers is a collaborative and supportive space. Please specify any community resources you would need to grow and sustain your initiative. Select all that apply
Investment, Marketing or media, Pro-bono help (legal, financial, etc.).
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren’t specified within the list