betavine social exchange

Betavine Social Exchange Needs Your Help!

Posted by SteveWolak on Nov 15, 2009

Would you give 15 minutes of your time for a really good cause (and a chance to win a prize)?

Vodafone has recently launched a new version of Betavine, the open mobile application community. This new version encompasses a pilot project called "Social Exchange", which aims to foster the creation of mobile solutions for problems in the developing world.

The project’s aim is to create a website that brings developers, NGOs and community organisations together in order to develop mobile solutions to some of the difficulties faced by people in the developing world. Your input will help Vodafone to make this worthwhile project into a real success.

By participating in a quick and easy online process, you'll also have the chance to enter a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher or one of two £25 ones. If you are willing to help, please go to the following webpage, which will explain everything you need to know:

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Betavine Social Exchange

Posted by SteveWolak on Nov 05, 2009
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Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Stephen Wolak
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Betavine Social Exchange meets the needs of NGOs with ICT requirements.

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Brief Description: 

Betavine Social Exchange brings together NGOs and other community organisations with mobile phone developers and support partners.


Tool Category: 
Is a web-based application/web service
Key Features : 
  • Challenges posted by NGOs and community organisations.
  • Solutions developed by mobile developers.
  • Support provided by support partners.
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Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
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Number of Current End Users: 
Under 100
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Under 100
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Vodafone Launches Betavine Social Exchange, Matchmaker for Mobile Solutions

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Oct 15, 2009

After months of work, Betavine Social Exchange, a matching site for mobile solutions in development and for social impact, launched yesterday.  Supported by Vodafone, Betvaine Social Exchange hopes to connect NGOs seeking mobile solutions to their challenges with developers and community partners. 

NGOs are invited to post a challenge that outlines their specific problem.  According to Steve Wolak, Betavine's principal manager, after a challenge has been posed, "everyone in the community is welcome to join in the discussion. When a mobile developer comes up with a technological solution, he or she uploads it into a solutions page. Organisations who have registered as BSX Support Partners may then step in to assist with deployment."