Knoc follows the emerging and extremely powerful wave of "sharing of economy", where one's usage of something no longer depends on whether one owns it, and one's ownage of something is no longer limited to his/her usage. With advdancing technology, the world is approaching an age of sharing and mutual benefits. Knoc rides the wave of technology and this rapidly growing trend of "sharing of economy", and wishes to implement it in college campuses: a place where resources are not used efficiently or at all.
Knoc is a mobile app that provides a platform for colleges students to connect with each other in order to efficiently utilize the idle resources in college campuses. At the same time, it transforms college students' everyday routines into potential money-earning opportunities. Knoc encourages the sharing of resources between college students as they can use their skills and knowledge to help others who request for help.
There are students with busy schedules, and there are those who wish to earn money in college. Knoc satisfies both: it allows students to earn money within their own personal schedules and daily routines.
When one requests for a coffee while studying in the library, others can offer the coffee while they are buying one themselves. Knoc is all about multitasking: we want to give you methods of earning quick cash without having to go out of your way.
Through this social platform, we also hope to encourage and strengthen communication between students with diverse backgrounds and interests by showing that we can depend on each other when we need help with something. We want to magnifies the similarities in students behind their apparent differences.
Some examples include (but not limited to):
Driver: earn as much as uber drivers in a even more convenient and efficient manner. Say, you drive home from school everyday. Then why don't you turn that into a quick buck by driving someone else to nearby places en route?
Tutor: use your knowledge to earn some pocket money. Why would you waste your time as the school's tutor when you can earn double the money and flexibility with Knoc?
Dorm person: lend items that others may not have and help out your fellow hall-mates. Even though you are studying for a test, if you want some quick money, you can earn efficiently and painlessly by helping those in your own dorm. No pain, much gain.
Scroll through countless requests. Choose one that suits you. Chat with the requester. Earn some cash. It's as easy as that.
And we made it even easier. With location, you are notified whenever someone requests near you and needs your help. With interest, you can choose to be notified only when requests that match with your skills/interests are posted. Learn more.
Switch between tabs to find the most suitable job for you.
Request for help in just a few seconds.
Become the go-to person and earn more with your specific skills.
We want students to focus on their studies. We are both college students as well, and we are tired of having to work our schedules around time-consuming and energy-draining part time jobs.
More importantly, many students do not have the privilege and opportunity to be hired for jobs in the United States. Knoc is about efficiency, and it is also about equality. All skills are valuable, and everyone is given equal chance to earn money with their own skills.
Knoc provides an open and equal platform for students to request their needs and for others to earn some money by helping others out.
We aspire to expand and spread our user base and service to colleges in each of the 50 states in the United States. Then, we wish to explore the United Kingdom area as well as the rest of Europe.
we will always reinvest money on improving our app's functionality.
we are all current college undergraduates.
Tell your friends, spread the words! We appreciate all your support.
Risks and challenges
Every creation faces risks and challenges; Knoc isn't any different. With our very limited current budget, we will need all the hard work from within our team and support from everyone else.
One of the challenges we are facing is our app development. Because of the coding complexity behind our app's functionalities, we will have to perfect the backend development and security system, especially. We have to make sure that when Knoc is available to the public, it will run smoothly from the start and provide the best user experience. This will take some time and patience in all stages of testing (a lot of testing). If any developers are interested to assist, let us know on our website!
Because Knoc is a user-driven app, it requires a big user base as well as a high frequency of use from our users. That being said, another challenge would be the promotion and marketing of our app. We plan on using mainly social media for marketing to our target audience. This will require both money and hard work but this is one of the biggest component that will determine the success of Knoc.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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