Authors

People

The initial idea and why you want to build this

Individual resilience is key to building a strong community. It is built through belonging, openness, and mutual support. Yet we don't have tools that make it easy for us to help & support one another. This inspires us to try designing means that help humans be more human. And which empower real connection & caring in communities.


What the product does

Clans are a simple smartphone app that strengthens workplace community & individual well-being. How? It let’s people anonymously communicate their state of mind and encourages them to contribute to each other’s well-being with small acts of kindness.


Experience the live prototype for yourself here


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Clans for Work Walkthrough

How you built it and with what tech stack, tools, APIs

  • We built a fully functioning prototype
  • It uses Firebase, SMS authentication, ReactNative, iOS SDKs
  • We designed using Divergent Thinking, User Interviews, and prototyping in Figma

What were the biggest challenges while building it?

  • Talking to 16 employees — work life poses numerous challenges. Narrowing down to stick with one is challenging.
  • We are trying to create new ways for people to connect → There are no pre-existing patterns for this.
  • Time & Hackathon fatigue (we've participated in many hackathons in past few weeks)

How did you solve them?

  • We tried to explore the problem diligently & focus on more universal & lasting problems.
  • We have taken to experiment with quirky app mechanisms and we will build & test very experimentally to find new ways people could connect.
  • We went out to the forest today. That was helpful, but ate a lot of valuable time.

What are you proud of about this product

  • We're attempting to connect people 'heart-to-heart', not just by content they produce.
  • We talked & tested our assumptions with over 40 people & they love the potential
  • Through this project we connected with some prominent Finnish entrepreneurs and psychology experts AND we have their support.
  • It has a real potential to connect people in a new way
People

What are the next steps for the product after the HR Hackathon online?

  • We have 5 requests for sales decks and 1 request for Pilot proposal in Finland. We will deliver those next week!
  • We're hoping to pilot with few organizations.
  • We will continue building experimental UIs & mechanisms in our closed testing group (8 people)

What are the necessary resources to make it happen?

  • We have about €30k in funds, this will be used for development and marketing
  • We're looking to find early pilot customers to generate few thousands of early revenue
  • We will have three fully committed team members about three weeks from now

Try It out

Hackathons

Technologies

eslint, figma, firebase, interviews, jest, lottie, prettier, reactnative, smsbox, sqlite, svg, xcode

Devpost Software Identifier

261549