Kricket: Refugee Crowdsourcing

kricket-logoI came across Kricket recently, I believe via the Techfugees Facebook group. I spoke with Tom Nassr a couple weeks ago (turns out he’s also a SigEp) to learn more, and he mentioned they were working on a Kickstarter campaign — which is now live.

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How does it work?

Kricket is a map-based network for crowdsourcing information. The goal is to help refugees find safety, resources, and better travel routes. This platform is designed for NGOs, volunteers, refugees, and you, to contribute information to a single map that everyone can see & access, in realtime.

A few more details:

  • Everyone is looking at the same map of the worl

  • Everyone can “tag” their current location with an icon/photo and a comment

  • The tags on the map are “live” for 24 hours, then they are removed from the map

  • Everyone is anonymous

  • An Admin Panel can be accessed by Kricket & verified NGOs

  • Admins have the ability to update/ add / edit tags they create

  • This app is available on iOS, Android, and Web right now

I urge you to head on over and back the campaign.

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow.com from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and myKRO.org, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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