App Development in a Nutshell
Proud moment! Our educational cancer app concept made it into the top 600 (out of 2400+ applications worldwide) ideas at Slingshot – a start-up competition in Singapore!
We are looking for a profit-sharing partnership with companies to get this app developed. A partnership with life insurances, medical aids and/or information technology companies will be a fantesticle match and of mutual benefit. We like to hear from you!
Our mobile app will have 3 components:
Cancer school programme – already developed
Educational game – mobile app idea in a developing phase
Option for Research – currently reaching out to universities
Cancer Smart School programme
We have got a participative cancer school programme for students from Grade 3 to 12 (age 10 to 18).
The major goals throughout the programme are:
- Where can I find help if I am diagnosed with cancer?
- How can I support a family member or friend that is diagnosed with cancer?
- How my healthy lifestyle will lower my risk of getting cancer.
- How early detection increases the chance to survive cancer.
- What can I do in my community to educate and raise awareness?
The programme is uniquely adapted to South African environment. The content is general information on cancer (not just testicular cancer), featuring manuals of prepared lessons for the teachers and worksheets for the students. The programme teaches students to look after their health and the importance of early detection.
This game is played on a mobile app and links in with the Cancer Smart School Programme. This educational game is full of “challenges” to get as cancer smart as possible. It can be played as an individual, class groups or as competitions between schools.
Option for Research
Currently we’re reaching out to universities and offering them a partnership for a research project that can benefit their research from our target group. Accredited researchers can plug-in at the background of this app to get the data they need for their project.
We would prefer cancer research but any other research that will contribute to health and/or uplifting of communities are welcome too.