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Anul AgarwalBy Anul Agarwal
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Anul AgarwalBy Anul Agarwal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 9 2018 4:16 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello. Are you a lazy person? Too lazy to go out to get your groceries? Wish someone would get them for you while you are sitting in your pyjamas? How about a burger from the famous local nearby place? 

Or are you the kind of person who loves to help people out? Maybe get some groceries for them while you are buying yours at Tesco? Or get a burger for them while you eat yours? 

Introducing HosComm. 

A platform wherein students can request and complete services. Services? What kind of services, you may ask? Pretty much anything a lazy student can think of.

  • Requesting someone to bring groceries (Eggs, milk, bread etc.) 
  • Burger from your favourite nearby burger place
  • Asking someone to drop you if they are going out
  • If you are in need of something  (Flashlight, Scissor etc.) just asking it up

So how does this work? Well its quite simple. The student goes on the platform (Website/App), log themselves in, request a service by clicking on a button which pops open a form and filling details selecting the category of the request while setting up a timer for the request. 
As simple as that. 

But then, who completes these services you may ask? Well students themselves. But not the ones who request them, of course. 
Suppose, a student goes out to Tesco or LIDL to purchase groceries and they might think, 'Hey, What if someone is in need of something from here? Let me go check on HosComm if anyone has requested any grocery or not.' and the student opens up the portal and gets a list of all the services requested by other students in this category. If any service seems viable, they may choose to complete the service by choosing it and exchanging contact details. The requester may throw in some extra amount as an incentive for the other students so they get to complete the service.

As simple as that. 

HosComm just acts as a communication portal between those who need to request something and between those who feel like fulfilling them. 

Fundraising for this project is crucially important as I am just small web developer.

  • Porting this project into a polished app for iPhone & Android will require initial costing. 
  • Hosting servers.

  • In order to manage the service listings and get rid of spam ones, I will need to hire students from within the hostels in order to keep a regular check on such activities. Hiring them will also cost some amount of money however initially this cost will be low.
  • Marketing - In order to expand the service to other hostels across the country I will need to setup proper marketing campaign and hire digital marketers which will make my platform reach a wide student targeted audience.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that is going to come with this project will be attracting and maintaining a proper balance between both ends of the service. This is a class demand and supply model. The students who request service and the students who fulfil them should be balanced. Initially finding people who want to request services wont be that difficult but however finding people who want to fulfil them maybe harder to find.

Another thing I will have to think of will be on expanding the service to other hostels across different countries. Initially I will be targeting hostels one by one and as we expand, some kind of an autonomous system would be put in place which allows the hostels to register themselves and manage as well.

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