This app was birthed out of a volunteer-based tribe in the body of Christ: Youth With A Mission (YWAM) . The current version of the app was built by second volunteer-based organization in the body of Christ, FaithTech . As the app has been opened for use to the public, we are now inviting the public to help us make it better. We have received positive response from different Bible distribution ministries around the world and there is anticipation that this project will grow to become the powerful tool that can serve the global vision of “A Bible in Every Home”. Together as the body of Christ around the world, with different abilities and resources, we can build a tool that can serve the whole.
As Bible distributors all around the world go about their business, they come across issues that could potentially be solved by features that we want to build into this tool.We seek people with skills in any of the following areas:
“I don’t have an internet connection, I cannot see the map. How do I know if the GPS location is correct?
Solution: Offline Maps
Problem: “What other resources are needed and what resources we are distributing the most?”
Solution: Recording resource data. Describe exactly what is being distributed and what is needed. When another resource is required, document the language/format. For groups/individuals record exactly what is being distributed.
Problem: “What houses still need to be visited? How do I share what I am doing?”
Solution: Syncing distribution data across all users in a given zone. Using access tokens, approved users can access the data that others have uploaded as well as upload data that they have gathered themselves. In this way, all approved users in a given region can sync up their data and accomplish the goal together, whether they know each other or not.
Problem: “How do I know where to follow up? Where do we need more resources? What resources are needed?”
Data Filters : Filter the visible pins by status.
Data Reports: It would help to be able to create reports that will communicate # of Bibles distributed/needed in a given language/format. There are plenty of opportunities to make creative reports using the map and distribution data . Powerful visuals and information for distributors, facilitators and donors. Having the ability to export/share the reports and maps would also be valuable for sharing what God is doing. We think it would be awesome to have a moderately live map showing worldwide distributions at an aggregate level.
Problem: “Christians are persecuted where I am distributing Bibles.. The data I have recorded will put lives in danger for those who have been visited or are distributing. Is it safe for me to record the distribution data in my location? How do we prevent this data from being accessed by a dangerous group.”
Solution: Security is a valuable part of gathering Bible distribution data. Though we aren’t gathering Personal Identifiable Information (PII), we don’t necessarily want the data to be accessed when uploading or downloading the synced data.
To get involved in any capacity, please contact Scott MacLellan from FaithTech:
We are currently using TRELLO &GITHUB to work together remotely.
CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org