Team - TechKnights10 - Sarah (15) / Sana (15) / Ashlyn (15) / Erin (15) / Giuliana (16)

School: Perth College

Coach: Dr Graham McMahon

100 word app description:

Do you ever worry about your child’s safety as they walk to and from school? Or do you ever feel fearful when walking home at night? HelpMeOut works to ensure you of your child’s safety and to keep your mind at ease, all with the simple use of traffic light colours which makes it easy to understand, for all ages. With this free app, when the green, orange or red button on the home screen is selected, your personalised message is sent to your chosen emergency contact(s) along with your location co-ordinates, all with just two taps!

Here are screen shots from the prototype developed:

Here is the team pitch video:


Here is the team business plan:

OVERVIEW

What will we sell?
An app that assists and helps anyone travelling alone, and allows them to call for help discreetly. 

Who will buy it?
Anyone who needs a system to assist in calling for help when they are travelling alone.

How will your business idea help people?
This app is designed to prevent run-ins with wary and suspicious people who may harm others.

KA-CHING

What will you charge?
The app we have designed is free. There will be however be small banner adds on the screen. 

How will you get paid?
We do not fully believe in being paid, but we will fundraise for our app and ask for sponsorships.

How else will you make money from this project?
We could ask for sponsorships with the schools surrounding the area since our app could help.

HUSTLING

How will customers learn about your business?
We will advertise on websites and inform people of our app and let them know it exists.

How can you encourage referrals?
We will provide demonstrations and information on how this app can help people, and promote it. 

SUCCESS


The project will be successful when it achieves these metric:

Number of customers
We would like to have at least 150 customers to be able to consider this to be a success.

OBSTACLES / CHALLENGES / OPEN QUESTIONS

Specific concern or question #1
Dose it really work? and can anyone use it?

Proposed solution to concern #1
Constantly test and update the software and anyone travelling alone can find use for the app.