Archive: Needs

  • Blog | We Go, rideshare pilot launches in San Francisco

    03.06.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments
    Last year we wrote about Avego as a model for what rideshare could look like.  Citing the high population density of places like government housing and inner city neighborhoods, we could easily see the benefit for several of the interrelated basic needs we cite to bring people out of poverty.  Apparently it did not take ... more
  • Blog | Proud to support TechCentral SF and military veterans

    02.22.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments
    As part of our regular outreach to the Bay Area developer community, we are happy to support and promote Tech Central SF and their work to bring new media skills to military veterans.  This work directly supports our goal to help people get quality jobs. The objective of the event is to support returning Bay ... more
  • Blog | Moving forward on civic engagement with CAAM

    02.16.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments
    At Applications for Good we are proud to support other agencies as they help people thrive in diverse circumstances of life.  We understand that media plays a vital role informing, inspiring and educating people to make positive change.  To this end we co-authored a Challenge Brief withCenter for Asian American Media to develop a mobile engagement app that will accompany ... more
  • Blog | 2012, The year of code?

    01.06.2012 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments
    Now for anyone who wants to build Applications for Good there is a simple solution.  CodeAcademy is asking you to commit to a lesson per week for 2012 at CodeYear. They are offering lessons in a stepped progression so that anyone can learn.  A fantastic opportunity for people of all walks of life to dig ... more
  • Blog | Bee Local on Your Desktop

    11.15.2011 by aaninag | 1 Comment
    A few weeks back we announced One Economy’s beelocal app. It is now available for the desktop. Like Yelp, it searches for nearby places and allows you to rate them. But beelocal is specific to public and private services that help low income people ... more
  • Blog | Trac FM: SMS response to broadcast media for the masses

    10.07.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments
    Interactive radio talk-shows are popular public debate in Uganda.  TRAC FM builds on the success of these shows to help everyone keep track of public services such as,  ”reporting on teacher absenteeism, availability of text books, drug stock outs, waiting time at clinics, teacher payments, election proceedings, functionality of water points, potholes etc.” According to ... more
  • Blog | mHealth and the underserved, market gap perspective

    07.25.2011 by Aliza | 1 Comment
    We recently had the opportunity to work with Detecon Consulting to produce a detailed study of the mHealth market as it exists and where there were gaps that needed to be filled.  Aliza Gutman and Rajat Mukherjee surveyed thousands of apps and conducted detailed testing of over 75 health apps that could be aimed at the ... more
  • Blog | Congratulations to our Winners

    06.14.2011 by Arthur Grau IV | 0 Comments
    Contest Announcement |    Sponsors |    Judges |    Entries |   Official Rules …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   Grand Prize AND popular choice awarded to: Remas: Enabling immigrants to save on money transfer fees, access the financial mainstream, and increase opportunities for themselves and their communities here and abroad.   The Health Prize awarded to: SnapFresh: SMS food ... more
  • Blog | Community Banks Having an Impact: Albina

    02.24.2011 by Thomas Del Greco | 1 Comment
    In the fight to bank the unbanked, the banks themselves are one of our most important allies. By law, all banks have to dedicate some of their resources towards community initiatives- often financial education- but for many banks this is just another regulation. They satisfy the bare minimum and move on even if they have ... more
  • Blog | Documentary: FoodStamped

    02.18.2011 by rmalhotra | 0 Comments
    Ever wonder why fruits and veggies are so expensive while corn and wheat are so cheap? Why are partially hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup in practically everything? The other day at the San Francisco IndieFest, I went to a screening of “FoodStamped”, a documentary of a couple as they attempt to eat healthy ... more
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