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The Colony App (working title)

By: jordanheaverboi | 12-01-2019 10:13

Okay so, this was originally an answer to the D&AD brief set by giffgaff for 2018 but i decided to make something that answers this brief myself!

The brief set asked for a physical or digital experience that embodies the core belief of giffgaff, 'Mutual Giving'.

After doing much research and scrapping many ideas (such is the graphic design life) I finally developed the final concept!

"Colony" is an app that sets itself apart from other companies solutions to a 'rewards app'.

This app is a platform that you can link to your giffgaff account and make a customised character, the main use of the app however is that you will have a list of events all charity based be it a local band or bake sale.

The events will be sponsored by giffgaff, you will be able to click on any event to find its location and more details such as pricing and what charity is being supported, you can set reminders for the events where giffgaff will message you.

Now here's the kicker!

Every giffer that goes to the even will receive some points as a thanks for going, any and all purchases made and the event goes to the supported charity and you are gifted points back into your account (this will be done with linking the app to something like PayPal).

Colony will also support a proximity feature where whenever you pass another user of the app you will "collect" them and can add them as a friend in future, the benefit of having friend on this app is that once a day you can send a gift to them on the friends page, these gifts will include small offers such as vouchers or kudos to your account, you can however only hold a maximum of 6 gifts at any time but redeem vouchers whenever.

So going to an event (these will be publicly open BTW) will fill up your friends list and not only will you be supporting local talent and a charity you are being rewarded for doing so and the points you gain can be given to charity on the payback roll therefore giving double!!

If that's not Mutual Giving I don't know what is!

tl:dr it's an app for charity events that you get points for showing up!

Comments

by: helen_starkey
on: 16-03-2019 17:17

well done

by: jordanheaverboi
on: 17-03-2019 08:44

Thanks :D

by: bertiebat
on: 14-03-2019 13:32

Why has this idea been marked as implemented with no explanation as to what exactly was done?

I can't see anything that giffgaff has done to cause a status change though I could be wrong which is why an official post explaining what has been done is needed.

Edited
by: jordanheaverboi
on: 17-03-2019 08:43

I emailed their team about it and its more to say, they're doing it/making the app currently

by: bertiebat
on: 17-03-2019 16:48

Hi and thanks for replying. Well done of getting giffgaff to look into your idea but a status of implemented implies it has been completed and therefore the app ready for use. Should it not have the status of 'working on it' for now which can then be changed to implemented when ready for use?

by: jordanheaverboi
on: 20-03-2019 09:05

Good point

by: ukrun
on: 14-03-2019 13:09

Congratulations on getting your idea implemented

by: jordanheaverboi
on: 17-03-2019 08:44

Thank you :)

by: jordanheaverboi
on: 14-03-2019 10:20

Thank you so much for implementing this!!

Feel free to contct me any info on the progress of this!

Jeaver15@gmail.com

And you have my number!

by: starkey93
on: 20-02-2019 04:06

Sounds great....... But who has the wallet to give giffgaff to make it happen.... Comes back to money again sadly

by: emmalouisep93
on: 26-02-2019 21:10

It's true.

by: tids
on: 16-02-2019 23:32

Not for me

by: emmalouisep93
on: 16-02-2019 16:32

This will cost giffgaff but good luck

by: eluminea
on: 10-03-2019 17:20

Do we really need it is the question?

by: mij_sky
on: 12-02-2019 22:01

you have thought this out very well ,,, but do we really need it

by: gloriousiam
on: 11-02-2019 21:38

Good idea and the rest good luck!

by: jordanheaverboi
on: 12-02-2019 15:58

Thank you :)

by: emmalouisep93
on: 11-02-2019 18:42

Too costly. Sorry

by: karen_rochead
on: 12-02-2019 22:32

Ha

by: drkarter
on: 25-02-2019 21:14

True. I am sure it wouldn't be cheap.