Urgent Evoke

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I read and complette agree. couldn't have said this better, so i didn't

I would like to see Urgent Evoke drive users into community service. As a developer, I am much more interested in the 'how,' so I'd really like to see this become a MMORPG mobile app. Using GPS (and multi-tasking now in all mobile smart phones) Urgent Evoke could give a task like, "volunteer for 1 hour at a food pantry" and track where its users are. For each hour spent volunteering, the user would get some number of experience points. Mobile technology can be a bridge between real life and video games. Additionally, users could have an interface similar to Evernote to record all of their thoughts and experiences.

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Comment by Gordon Freeman on May 7, 2010 at 3:17pm
as long as Ushahidi hasn't bridged this gap with their app you might take a tour in my probings.
Intertwining bliin instead of Ushahidi, qik , youtube , twitter ,pearltrees , ning interfaces.


Comment by Mita Williams on May 10, 2010 at 6:31pm
Wow. It was mere weeks ago in which Evoke introduced me to Ushahidi and now I'm imagining a next-generation version of Evoke that is *played* on Ushahidi. What a great connection! Much thanks Elizabeth and Gordon!
Comment by Chris Ke Sihai on May 18, 2010 at 1:55am
Brillian idea. Or why not spend the next nine months reaching out to volunteer organisations and getting them all to plot their locations on a map so that they're easily findable. Plus they are each issued a limited amount of "game money" (and can buy more) which they can use to pay volunteers.

If you don't volunteer then you don't get enough money (points) to graduate Evoke 2.0
Comment by Gordon Freeman on May 20, 2010 at 4:09pm
i'am not quite sure whether Ushahidi has the platform to build such a *game* upon.
Does Ushahidi have live! location transmission ? , trip recording ? live photo/video(qik) upload ? your groupings of photo's / video's ? Spots? and all this via DT: AND mobile interfaces with twitterintegration ? I wonder. For more info checkout Grimsel's http://pear.ly/eP4T
By the way, i'am not just imagining playing evoke on Ushahidi but i'am playing evoke on bliin right NOW.
All my missions were
Comment by Nick Heyming on May 20, 2010 at 4:27pm
Why does this idea scare me?
Comment by Gordon Freeman on May 20, 2010 at 6:58pm
Comment by Gordon Freeman on June 3, 2010 at 3:34pm
just published, looks awfully complicated to me:


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