Cairo the Colossus who governs himself
As many people know, Cairo is not a small city.
With my eye for new things sharpened by now, I looked around Cairo and Giza. Surely there is 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 present here and explain what it will be good for.
As in every city and many other countries in the world, there is also street trading here. So you can find fruit and fruit dealers in the most varied of forms, who travel street by street and district by district day in and day out. The funny thing is that they 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 decorated and others simply have a large parasol wedged into the handlebar area.
Street vendors who sell sweets, e.g. cotton candy, 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 is definitely one or the other that you could list.
Much is self-administered in Cairo. There is no real organization, that's my impression.
At the same time, this means that there are huge opportunities to bring the services offered to the citizen via an application. A real developer's paradise.
Although you could certainly connect all dealers with each other, today I dedicate myself primarily to the scrap collectors. They use the same motorcycle. Usually in pairs because scrap can weigh quite a bit.
What should the application be able to do?
The app should be able to help the driver with his work.
What does the help look like in detail?
After the driver has gotten the app and completed the registration, he can tell his customers in the neighborhood and on his route about this app.
They should be informed automatically when the driver is nearby. For example via pop-up or on a map where the drivers can be found.
If a neighbor wants to dispose of an old washing machine, they can send the driver a direct message on the same day or shortly before they reach the road.
In the message you can then store the building number, for example.
The driver and collector is no longer just someone doing his job, but he has a face and a profile behind it.
A social bridge is created by supporting citizens and retailers with one application.
This is the basic principle of this application.
Of course, an application like a tree with all its branches can be further expanded.
If you want to implement the whole thing, just write to me if you need creative support for other projects.