Monday, March 27, 2017

WoHo homeworker app needs your vote

I've been happy to help friend of Shedworking and homeworking analyst Dr Frances Holliss (Emeritus Reader in Architecture, Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design, London Metropolitan University) and her students in the initiall setting up of the WoHo home-based workers' app project. It's now a finalist (one of 12 out of 370 entrants) in a Big Idea competition and it really needs your vote now to take it to the next level. Here's what Frances says about it:
"Did you know that one in seven in the UK now works from home, and that this is on a massive upturn globally? These people are often super-connected digitally, but invisible in their neighbourhoods - and lonely. Jim’s a freelance accountant who works at his kitchen table all day; he struggles with his mental health as a result of this social isolation. And he’s not alone. There’s an estimated half a billion home-based workers worldwide and problems impacting on wellbeing are common.

"Until now. WoHo is a web-based platform that solves this by enabling home-based workers all over the world to connect with each other, in their community, by putting themselves onto a map of their neighbourhood. This makes it easy for people like Jim to meet each other, socially and professionally.

"It’s free - but makes money through relevant advertising and by charging for premium features. I have been investigating this field for 15 years; the rest of the team have the design and tech skills and experience to bring this Big Idea to life. With your vote, WoHo will build community, bust social isolation, and boost business, globally."
Please consider voting for it here.

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