How can we make it easier for people to help each other?
An app that warns against the use of cigarettes around pregnant women.
CreataboX at Home helps people who are usually excluded from social activities.
An app that tells users a story as they exercise.
A website that aims to connect those in need and those that can help.
Tyze is an online tool that brings people together around someone receiving care
A multi-platform app that tracks the intake of vital substances.
A pet battling game to help you get fit and healthy!
A live calorie counter that allows you to compare with your friends.
Memory Cafe songs app is an aid for people suffering early stages of memory loss
A map that'd show in a visual, interactive way, new job postings from JobCentreP
Getting communities to pull together and keep healthy.
A club for seniors where they learn how to use eReaders and discuss weekly reads
An app that allows easy locating of gyms, fitness centres and sports clubs.
An augmented reality app that allows users to complete exercise challenges.
An application that consolidates ways that people can offer/ receive help.
An application enabling books and music to be loaned locally
A calendar app which allows users to sign up to group exercise events.
website to gve information on how to keep an active lifestyle.
A website that involves communities in fixing problems in their local area.
An app which creates a virtual community for local residents.
A recipe app that is geared towards students who may not be able to afford a lot
A barcode scanning app that can produce nutrition information of food products.
An online community volunteer service.
A system of different hardware components that immerse users physically.
A USB pedometer that allows the user to unlock their browser games.
Instant reassurance for families and carers of independent vulnerable people
An app that shows users where all their local public services can be found.
An app which encompasses all local public services into one place.
An app that only plays music while you're moving.
An app which creates a workout of 5 exercises every day, or creat your own.
An application or website that allows users to find local events.
An application or website that allows residents to quickly report fires.
350 household email list informing on crime, roadworks, helpers, events, alerts.
Using wheelie bins to promote local charities and brighten up our streets.
How to Cook for Less on a Budget, the new quick and healthy way to live.
An app that calculates how many calories of food you are able to eat in a day.
An app which makes you run from virtual enemies.
A portable buzzer to easily report accidents.
A mobile game that enables users to earn credits and get healthy discounts.
An app that helps you to find people that do a similar workout to you.
A system that allows local communities to find what carpools are available.
A virtual pet app that helps children to do exercise.
An app that rewards the user with vouchers when they complete set milestones.
A website which consolidates all the online needs of Elderly people in Kent.
An app allowing the elderly to call for help in a variety of situations.
A community sourced information box that helps disseminate information.
A website or app that allows users to report the need of bins in the area.
A community centre that includes an IT room, workshop and health centre.
A newspaper created for the people, by the people.
A website that helps people to invest their money.
A natural supliment to help improve immunity.
An organisation that helps overflowing hospitals.
A community based garden to productively use spare time.
A device that helps the elderly and disabled to make quick easy emergency calls.
A community club for the middle aged.
A Social/Sport centre that's held together by an off-site application.
A website where local residents can all meet and socialise in an online room.
An app which provides you with useful information for your area.
TV service for eldery groups that monitor heart rate via remote control
Real Time information on Local transport timetable
keeps track of issies or incidents that take place in each area.
To give Kandm Group easier way to access public and commercial services.
this app is for phone and tablets to make you aware when a shop is having a sale
walking groups arranged by the council on an app
website or app to help the elderly do more activties or fitness classes
Students that cant attend lectures for them to use a live stream.
finance calculator to find how much they would have to save before buying.
Webisite for your to commuit with people from your area.
A mobile app that tuen your phone into a SOS button with the touch of any button
A webpage for the local neighbourhood.
E-learning software which can be accessible online by anyone.
re time arrival/departure of buses
fitness app and fitness trcker
introduce older people to technology
app for donations
A system to send SMS to middle aged people to see activties in there area.
Website or Application for people to track anti-social Behaviour
Application to help see what jobs are avaliable on the HIghstreet
the workshop would target middle aged communitys to help with technolgy
To help knowing when coaches and mini buses are coming to each area.
AN application to track steps taken, heart rate, Calories, Stamina
To provide adults close to retirement with a simple tablet.
An app that can check your health by following simply instructions.
Interactive Website accessing Sports. Join local Lesuire Centre.
Create an app that help elderly and retired people with Activities.
If your heartrate does not exceed over 90bpm for a length of time you get zapped
An app which monitors your interest in a certain sports and lets you join events
An app which keeps track of your health and motivates you to use the gym.
An app which provides utensil restricted recipes for students.
Elderly Members of the Public. track heart rate and distance covered
Look up celebrities lifesyles and fitness routines on this application.
An app that motivates you to exercise.
An app which is stuffed with useful functions!
A community based forum to help beginners with sports.
An app which uses GPS to locate you and get you home safely if you are lost.
A scheme to try an get people to use more environmentally friendly transport.
An app which allows users to submit and rate recipes.
An efficient application to organise a students lifestyle.
A machine that teaches the user how to exercise.
A mobile phone app that guides blind people to their destination.
An automatic meal planning app that links to local businesses.
A customisable gym app to help you utilise all the amchines in your gym.
An app which can act as your own personal dietician.
An add on for grocery sites that recommends the healthier option.
An app that encourages you to exercise with incentives.
A scheme that helps people who are less fortunate to have a good meal.
An app which allows users to scan barcodes and rate food items.
Using the visual display of traffic lights to monitor your health and fitness.
An instant chat app that allows users to gain real time insights into queries.
A device that syncs to your phone and helps you track your health.
A social Media site that revolves around help within the community.
An app which allows you to compete in games while exercising.
A website that allows groups of language speakers to help others.
An app which allows users of technology to see if they can fix their own device.
An add-on for social media sites that helps older users to use the website.
A website that takes your information and suggests possible fitness routines.
A wearable fitness and activity tracker and share progress with friends.
A system that allows gym members to reduce the cost of gym by increasing fitness
An app which records driving statistics to help reduce reckless driving.
An app to help people learn the skills and rules of football.
A job site aimed towards young people and students within Kent.
A brand new operating system that is more efficient and reliable.
An app which allows users to compare local food prices.
A system that enables blind people to travel safely.
A personal application to help you track your diet.
A social networking site that is exclusive to students.
An app which keeps a checklist of exercises you need to complete.
An app which translates spoken word to a freign language.
A 3D learning tool that helps students learn more practical subjects.
An advertisement that promotes healthy living.
An app that allows communities to run and exercise together
A bottle that measures how much you have filled the bottle and drank from it.
A community of healthy eaters that help each other to stay healthy.
An app that gets you to increase or decrase walking distances based on fitness.
A webpage that shares local information within the community.
A piece of navigation software that counts how many calories could be burnt.
An app which dynamically creates goals/achievements to earn while exercising
A small device that can track your current health and alert others to a problem.
A system where local users can view and rate each others photography.
An online community of fitness lovers everywhere.
A website or app that helps users find healthy fast food.
Translate internet slang to understandable phrases.
An automated calendar that plans which meals to eat during the day.
A social networking site that allows users to help each other get fit.
Personal fitness feeds that others can view and follow.
An app that gives the user a new Motivational Challenge Of the Day everyday.
Find people that are teaching a language you want to learn.
A website that allows users to easily find a sports team in their area.
A website that allows users to exchange foreign language knowledge.
A website that acts as a personal trainer for users.
An app which gives patients direct access to their Doctor through the app.
An app that gives out exercise incentives.
Local issues and highlights can be amrked on a local map.
A website that allows local residents to share knowledge.
An app that allows users to budget for sheduled healthy meals.
An app that matches locals that need help or assistance.
A site or app where users can match their exercise to their food intake.
An app which allows groups of students to organise their groups better.
An app which allows students to give mutual tuition.
A help desk to engage the entire community.
An app which tells a story in sections as you run.
An app that allows communities to stay in touch in urgent times.
A website application that allows users to view an array of health articles.
An app that allows users to share their healthy recipe ideas.
Using modern day consoles to keep us fit and healthy.
A service for planning and maintaining a weekly meal plan.
Automatically book appointments with important people.
An app to organise a healthy lifestyle.
An application that allows communities to stick together!
A web app that focuses on the community and the early development of children.
An app that lets users review their local communities
Plan a fundraising event and find others near you.
An app to assist regeneration through collaborative business and local efforts
Supermarkets reward 'healthy option' purchases with money off next shop coupons
An application which blocks specific adds on other applications.
A nutrition app that counts calories and helps improve your nutrition.
An App which allows users to upload and rate graffiti in their local area.
A mobile app that allows you to report problems in your local neighbourhood.
An app that instantly finds the nearest taxi and gives it your current location.
An app which allows users to find and create local activities
An app that allows users to report local anti social behaviour.
An app that tracks a parents children to tell if they are out drinking.
An app that compares the different types of cooking and how healthy they are.
An app that calculates a running route based on spare time.
A smartphone app that calculates your life expectancy.
Link an exercise watch to a smartphone to gain points for exercise.
An app which shows the location of gyms and gives workout routines.
An app that includes all types of fitness app in one easy to find place.
An app that allows you to unlock games through exercise.
An app that queues a set of motivational workout music.
An authenticator that charges when you move.
An app that takes information from a pedometer to calculate rewards.
An app which locks you out from other game apps until you've rested.
An app which creates a randomised route every time.
An app which tracks your game play and makes you exercise.
An application which allows residents to mark areas of high noise pollution.
An app which allows users to rate local graffiti art.
An application that funds local facilities and rewards users.
An application that allows residents to report low bin count areas.
An app that helps residents report low lighting areas.
An application that allows users to quickly find bus routes.
A bike hire system like London's in more local communities.
daily recipe text for affordable & nutritious meals available @ local shop
An app that tells you which services to contact with local/personal challenges.
Promoting community arts and cultural activities with free pizza.
300 people + 1 play + 1 town + 1 goal = an inspired, collaborative community
Barter free services in a safe community way
Matching microvolunteering skilled volunteers with 'do good' initiatives
Interactive weekly menu and exercise plan. You pick 'n' mix to suit your needs.
The Cycling Bus will encourage more cycling commuters to cycle safely together
What if there was a way to keep kids of the streets? Finding safe activities..
Plan and deliver an outdoor event to happen only if the weather is right
A combined web and GPS enabled smartphone app. for joggers
An application enabling mutual support for carers
Every one has a dream. Make your own one, and fly beyond the Comfort Zone.
An app that allows people to easily find local (and worldwide) charities to help
MASK... Keeps teens in school & out of gangs Who do you keep behind yours?
Clean Cap: capturing carcinogens, sucking up smog & keeping kids' lungs healthy
An app that records your running route and allows you to share it with friends.
Be fit and stay motivated? Afford your favourite products? How about both???
How to cook for less on a budget, the new quick and healthy way to live
An easy-to-follow App to help lose weight and promote a healthy lifestyle
How to Cook for Less on a Budget
An app that utilises GPS to track litter in your local area.
A website which consolidates all the online needs of Elderly people in Kent.
A website to inform the entire community about events and gatherings.
A radio station that only plays songs requested by the local community.
An app that allows you to easily track buses to make sure you're not late.
A website which consolidates all the online needs of Elderly peopel in Kent.
An app that encourages reducing Co2 emissons, saving money and the environment.
How to Cook for Less on a Budget, the new quick and healthy way to live.
A virtual park for children to play in.
A game to help children learn about recycling through the use of games.
A quick response team to deal with litter.
An easy-to-follow App to help loose weight and promote a healthy lifestyle.
Software to helps youth learn the importance of education.
a website and or app which gives a list of local events
An app which helps the community to share their improvement ideas.
Local Community to have a tennent database for their personal use.
For elderly people to see ho wmuch C02 Emissions they use
An app which allows users to collect points while exercising in a virtual world.
An app that allows like minded fitness people to communicate.
A website that allows users to help each other with their health and fitness.
This app could use GPS to direct people to NHS urgent care services
App that gives encouraging messages to continue helathy eating/exercise!
The app will help the local community report crimes + discuss concerns together.
the best care for the local commmunity patience
An app that helps people look for missing animals/pets in your area.
My idea is to create an app that is a complaints system which locates hotspots.
App to remind students living in HMOs to get their bins out on time.
Find the roads that have been gritted and cleared to get you home safely.
An application for users to track distance covered and time taken, with rewards
Positive gossiping using online video as a community development strategy.
To help bring sponsored events into the 21st century
We have planned out and designed a new but inexpensive social hub.
Have a look at the challenges. You can submit an idea to one of the challenges or to all of them. For each of them, just tell us:
What’s your idea? Who would it help? How would people use it?
We will be reviewing how well your idea meets the challenge you enter, how well it would help the target audience you've identified for your idea and how effectively you've described how people would use the solution you recommend.
How could your idea help people help each other?
Submit your idea/s on how it could encourage you or your friends & family to take a step forward and get involved in your neighbourhood.
How could your idea help people keep fit and stay healthy?
With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
There are many ways to make it easier to help people keep fit and stay healthy, from monitoring your blood pressure to tracking how well you take care of your teeth and helping you discover your neighbourhood by jogging with others.
Have a go! Submit your idea/s on how it could encourage you or your friends & family to keep fit and stay healthy.
How could your idea get people involved in arts, reading or culture?
Get creative! Submit your idea/s on how it could encourage you or your friends & family to get involved in arts or cultural activities
How do I come up with an idea?
You might have already come up with an idea or started developing a project or prototype...or you might be inspired to come up with an idea for this competition. What we're looking for is how it would meet one of the challenges above.
If you’re stuck, you can check out this website works. If you can't think of an idea, check out our presentation from last year’s competition on how to come up with an idea. Why not do it with family or a friend!
Why should I take part?
By developing an idea with others, you could learn skills in how to design solutions to tackle real life challenges. But most importantly, you could see it become reality as we’re getting people who are specialists in technology who will pick the ideas put forward and develop them further.
The whole event will be interactive and fluid but to help move things along an informal schedule will be provided soon!
What if I want to develop the prototypes?
We’ll be launching the Prototyping phase of our competition on 18 October where you’ll be able to put forward prototypes to the top ideas from the public on the above challenges. You can then take part in our prototyping day on 23 November, which will celebrate innovation across Kent as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
What if my idea is not selected for development?
Don’t worry! Your efforts will not be wasted. People who submit ideas that are not selected to go forward to the next stage of the competition can continue to work on them on the Simpl website.
What do we mean by prototype?
We are looking for something that can demonstrate how the idea would work, how it would meet the need of the users, how it would look like and what you would do with the winning prize to take the idea forward.
We encourage you to start putting forward on this site how you will develop your prototype and how it answers the questions above. Do list what help you'd like to help develop the prototype (i.e. web design, user experience, user testing) at our innovation day on 23 November so that other people who may have those skills can work with you on the day! Do show links to any visuals (i.e. sketches, wireframes, presentations, code, etc) that can give people an idea of what the prototype would look like.
This competition is open to any UK resident. You may participate individually or team up with other people. You are also welcome to enter as many ideas or prototypes as you like.
Employees of the partner organisations of Kent Connects and sponsors, are eligible to submit ideas and prototypes to the competition, but are not eligible to receive any of the cash prizes.
To facilitate the free exchange of ideas, all visualizations and other contributions you make to this challenge will be covered under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. This means that any idea you put forward will be attributed to you, but others can use the idea as long as they credit you.
Rapid Prototyping of a Health and Fitness app using Microsoft HealthVault
Microsoft HealthVault is a cloud-based platform designed to put people in control of their health data. Microsoft HealthVault helps people collect, store, and share health information with family members and participating healthcare providers. It connects with a variety of third-party applications and devices to help people manage their fitness, diet, and health data. A growing number of Microsoft HealthVault-enabled health and fitness devices are helping more people collect informative health data.
It is an ideal platform to support a developer who wants to respond to the Kent Connects Challenge: “How can the use of technology help people keep fit and stay healthy?”
By integrating your app with Microsoft HealthVault you can enable users to interact with their device data using your app as the interface.
Microsoft HealthVault offers a number of tools that you can use to rapidly build a prototype health and fitness app, whatever your development environment of choice.
We recommend that you look at the range of devices that are available to connect to HealthVault’s “Connection Centre”. For example, A&D NFC Activity Monitor, Fitbit activity monitor. You might want to consider using one or more of these devices as you develop your response to the Challenge.
In order to develop the app, Microsoft provides a number of free resources on the MSDN site with libraries and code samples for all of the major development platforms and phones including .NET, Java, iOS (Apple iPhone) and Android.
Microsoft also provides a reference platform on which you can develop the prototype and test it.