A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Risks and challenges
Each geographical/council area has a different way of presenting data, a large part of the work in this project will be creating a service that provides bin data using the following approaches:
1) Where possible use the data provided by the council/local government. We will contact councils to ask if they can present their data in a more open and accessible way if they do not already. Multiple council areas have already agreed to work with us.
2) Potentially provide a central point for councils to update their bin schedules. This will save them needing to create and host their own bin pages.
3) Data from back office system/other providers. Many councils use third party systems, we can get data directly from these systems.
4) Crowd source data - where other approaches are not available users will be able to add the data for their area, and this will ripple to other bins in the area.
5) The user can manually set a calendar for notifications if they prefer or if the above methods aren't available for their area.
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