I am an undergraduate and came up with a little idea but unfortunately I don't have the advanced skills in accomplishing this project. Please read this out as I explain everything about the application.
In my country (Philippines), there are many problems that affect our modern society but there is one of those problems that should be considered alarming which is the high rate of Suicide and most of the cases involve minors. With this ongoing issue, I really would like to diminish the problem, if unable, at least lessen and prevent these cases. With your help, I really would appreciate how you would impact, not only our country but the world.
1.) What kind of App is this?
The application is a social media platform (game) where users will communicate and interact in real life to help people who have communication problems, people who are trapped in their comfort zones, and people who are constrained by their psychological illness (depression), to overcome or at least help them through the use of this application.
2.) There's already big social media platforms like Facebook exists. Why make this app?
Yes, there is already quite so many platforms that currently exists around the internet but with all those similarities, there is one little problem. They don't care how you are. To put it simply, creating account from existing social media platforms does not have any options regarding the user's psychological and mental health. Their features doesn't provide any assistance to these kinds of people.
3.) Okay but how are you going to possibly help these people?
The application has some features but the most important feature is the Quest. This will provide the users a few quests to accomplish but these quests require real-life interactions. It is like a game but in real life (IRL). every user who accomplishes the given quests or reach certain milestones will receive badges that will be displayed in their profile page.
4.) What did you mean being exposed meeting people and in places?
Like I said, the application requires real life interactions. If they would like to level-up their account, they will need to accomplish the given quests. If they should meet people, then their phone's GPS/Location setting will be used to confirm that the group have actually rendezvous.
5.) Level-up account? What's that?
The user starts with the adventurer title at early levels and the user will earn points by accomplishing quests and reaching milestones and these points are accumulated to level up their account and advances their title as well. It is like a role-playing game IRL.
6.) So this application is a game?
Technically it is a game but being exposed to meeting people and in places other than your home will help them escape their comfort zone and overcome their psychological illness.
7.) So what else are the features?
There are many more features but I won't reveal them yet!
8.) How will you spend the $800?
Mostly it will be spent on the development of the app (Developer salary and app maintenance) so please help me help the people. Thank you!