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ClinicNextToMe will involve building a mobile and web based system that will enable people in need of health care to Geolocate clinics / health centers nearest to them as well as provide details on service offerings. The mobile app – ClinicNextToMe, will use the user's current location and perform a search and provide a list of clinics within in five miles of where the person is as well as display services offered
The mobile app will support both GPS and Form search for the nearest healthcare sites on smartphones. Currently in Uganda more people are purchasing smartphones thanks to vendors such as Samsung, ZTE, Apple and Huawei. The use of smartphones has further been boosted by telecommunications operators who are promoting their usage to the masses. Phones operating on the Android platform are the more common ones since they are relatively cheaper than for other competitors such as Apple and BlackBerry.
A mobile app will also be created to collect data about healthcare sites including their positioning. This will be handy for individuals who will be going out to gather data about clinic services and location.
We plan to first introduce the app to Uganda and then roll it out to the rest of the world. Under this phase the app will be rigorously be tested to determine whether it is safe for usage on a large scale. Improvements will be made before it is rolled out to the rest of the world. We hope to develop the system in a period of 12 months all depending on the available financial and human resources. We are going to use the Dell Social Innovation Challenge Crowd Funding platform provided on When You Wish as a starting point to raise funds that will assist in completion the application. We have a target amount that we hope to have reached our target amount by 19th April 2013.
Once the system is completed, it will be supported by donors and advertisers. The donations collected will be used to improve the application in order to extend it's reach and therefore implement the projects goal of covering the whole world. Our system will be supported by donors and advertisers will pay to sustain the innovation. Advertisers will be requested to buy advertising space on the project website in order to promote mainly health products.
The development team will also be willing to work with Coaches and Mentors that shall be provided by Dell.