Pass the App
Innovations are happening rapidly in the e-commerce and payment processing space (see Square, Paypal etc.) but the tech that enables the simple act of giving to support a non-profit cause (like Mozilla!) is lagging and lacking. Innovation seems to take forever to trickle down to NGOs.
But with AppMaker and a few amazing #Mozfest folks it doesn’t have to be this way.
A group of coders, app developers, payment processors and nonprofit fundraisers (including @spirals from UNICEF UK, @adamlofting of WWF, and @valiant of Mozilla) gathered at MozFest to find a dead-simple way for a person to quickly chip in a few dollars, pounds, yen or euros to their favorite charities.
At the session, “From Pass the Hat to Pass the App: Building an On-site Donation Mobile App,” the group brainstormed new ways to use AppMaker to reduce barriers between givers and the charities they care about.
From the pile of ideas, one cohesive concept emerged: a prototype of an app to let people collect donations with their phone.
With a solid idea, group immediately started coding. The minimum viable product (MVP) was an ask screen, a pay screen and a thank you screen. To top things off, they also came up with a badge for donating.
What’s so exciting about this innovation is that any non-profit can use it to build their own custom donations app.
Pass the App will demo on Sunday night at #MozFest – Try it yourself! Install Pass The App here.