We're looking for teams of digital product developers who are interested in thinking laterally about problems to find new solutions for charities.
We’re looking for:
- Tech startups looking for a charity client
- Small digital agencies looking for a new charity client
- Large digital agencies looking to do some good
- Agencies looking to come up with innovative ideas and test their skills against their peers
Applications closed 5pm EST on 4 October 2013.
Vodafone will provide each chosen digital developer agency with $10,000 to work with the charity, with the fee paid on completion of the deliverables required by the end of the two week prototyping phase. Each agency will be required to sign a service agreement with Vodafone.
Developer agencies must be able to commit a minimum of two weeks full time (min two people) over the period from 21 October 2013 to 8 November 2013.
In addition, at least two people from your agency must attend the App Aid briefing session on Friday 18 October 2013.
Your agency might also choose to spend additional time seeking support for the app from your networks, during the crowd funding phase on Pozible from 14 November 2013 to 28 November.
Remember, every dollar raised will be matched by the Vodafone Foundation (capped at $10,000) via a grant to the charity. The team that has the highest number of individual backers as at 5pm EDST on 28 November will be declared the winner, with that charity receiving an additional $10,000, which it may choose to use to help further develop and bring the app to market.
All you need to do is submit your application before 5pm EST on 4 October 2013.
Agencies chosen to participate will be required to sign a service agreement and work order with Vodafone. If you would like to review a copy of these documents before applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications open at 9am EST on 17 September 2013. Applications close at 5pm EST on 4 October 2013.
Vodafone will review all entries received and will select up to five digital agencies to participate in App Aid.
We’re seeking digital agencies with a track record in developing smartphone apps, a creative flair for discovering innovative solutions to problems, a passion for supporting charity, and a competitive spirit to test their skills against other agencies to be crowned the winner of App Aid 2013.
Agencies participating in App Aid will be required to sign a service agreement and work order with Vodafone. If you would like to review a copy of these documents before entering, please email email@example.com
You’ll be given an in depth briefing about what will be required during each of the phases, and some tips on how to manage a successful crowd funding campaign from the team at Pozible.
No, but worry not – we’ll select up to five worthy charities open to innovative ideas. We will then match them to your agency based on location and shared values.
You’ll be busy working with your charity team. You can choose to work from your agency’s office, the charity’s premises or a mix. Over the two weeks together, you will need to produce:
- A working Smartphone prototype
- An estimated budget to bring both an Android and iOs version of your app to market
- A 100 word spiel about your app and how it will help the charity
- A communications plan for how you’ll seek public support for your app using crowd funding
- A simple graphic animation that shows how your app works
- A pitch video to be uploaded to the crowd funding online platform. We’ll send a video crew out to you, to shoot your video towards the end of the two week period.
You will need to submit all of this to Vodafone Foundation by 5pm EDST on 8 November 2013. It is important to note that you will be required to assign all IP in the work that you create during this time to the Charity, as well as provide a licence for any IP that you owned previously that is included in these materials. More details regarding this will be available in the service agreement you will need to sign to participate.
The materials and content that you provided to Vodafone Foundation in the prototyping phase will be uploaded to the online crowd funding platform Pozible.
Crowd funding will open at 9am EDST on 14 November, and will close at 5pm EDST on 28 November.
During the two weeks, you’ll use the communications plan you developed to encourage people from your networks to back your app. The Vodafone Foundation will provide you with a step by step guide, as well as templates, tools and tips to help you.
We’ll also match every dollar raised for the apps on your Pozible pledge page via a grant to the charity (capped at $10,000 per charity).
The winner of App Aid 2013 will be the charity and developer team whose app has the highest number of individual backers at 5pm EDST on 28 November. To this team’s charity, the Vodafone Foundation will donate the additional $10,000 referred to above, which it may choose to use to further develop the app and bring it to fruition.
The Vodafone Foundation is keen to enable all chosen participating charities to get their apps to market.
Once the capital has been raised, the charity can then get cracking on bringing the app to life (either an iOS or Android version). However it is important to note that, as the IP created by your team during App Aid will be owned by the charity, the charity may choose to bring the app to market however they wish. There is no guarantee that your agency will be involved with this project after the winning team is selected.
As an extra incentive, Vodafone will use its reach, network and influence to assist in attracting attention for the apps, and assist in driving awareness and downloads – if both an iOS and Android version of the app are fully launched by 31 March 2014.
If you have any questions about App Aid please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org