Authors

Inspiration

The novelty of this idea is in the application of a speed reading method: you only need 6 consecutive days, across which you will spend a total of 6 hours of learning. The speed of conscious and productive reading is 30 books (200-300 pages each) in just 30 days. This speed reading method has been tested across large test groups and confirmed to have reliably positive results for each person. The recommended age is 14 and above.

The app will allow students to learn much quicker, pass exams, create presentations and put any newly acquired knowledge to use. The instruction of the method is easy, will be available on the most commonly used languages of the world, with access to online book libraries, will improve critical thinking and memory in people across the world, including countries with big gaps in social classes where access to quality education is limited. Monetization freemium – premium.

VELOX will create mobile communities across the world that will be able to study in a particular field together at the same exact time – using all accessible books on any language you want. Once these study groups are established, this group of human minds, not computers (Big Data Science), they will be able to create global online mind-maps through their own research and hunt for knowledge. Monteization – research centers. Access to these ratings – monetization through online libraries and global retailers like Amazon.

What it does

By acquiring knowledge and keeping it with the help of the VELOX app, users focused on innovation and problem solving will be filtering a colossal amount information and thus creating ratings of the most important and useful books in the world on any given subject.

How I built it

A mind map is created in conjunction with the books that have been read across specific topics (psychology, marketing, sales, history, journalism, genetics, etc) with the help of tags and filters will help not only to learn, but to export tasks to your calendar to incorporate that knowledge into your life.

The mobile app consists of 3 modules:

– access to online libraries with the ability to filter books by topic. Users can download and read books, make marks and comments, add newfound information to the mind map.

– module that constructs a mind map (multidimensional, colored). Users can share it with other users and collaborate online.

– calendar module with scheduling & notifications that also has chat functions between collaborators.

All these elements already exist on their own to some degree (for example: Google Calendar, mind maps, online book libraries), however the speed reading method will help not only to complete the puzzle, but also make VELOX a comfortable and easy tool for the user – learning will be much easier with near immediate results – after the 6 days of the speed reading practice are complete. The mere fact of all the elements of the app existing on their own will help with the intuitive use of the app.

Challenges I ran into

The app will allow students to learn much quicker, pass exams, create presentations and put any newly acquired knowledge to use. The instruction of the method is easy, will be available on the most commonly used languages of the world, with access to online book libraries, will improve critical thinking and memory in people across the world, including countries with big gaps in social classes where access to quality education is limited. Monetization freemium – premium.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

The VELOX method is tested on more than 1000 students. It works.

What I learned

I did mvp myself based on google docs

What's next for Velox

build-up  proto in most spread languages and deliver to people locked in their houses with online and offline libraries recommendations

Try It out

Hackathons

Technologies

english, google-spreadsheets, russian

Devpost Software Identifier

259972