An app to champion bee conservation:
Inspired by the RSPB nature conservation app, Honeypot is an app that aims to combat the diminishing bee population, raise awareness of bee conservation and generate funding for charities making efforts to protect the species.
The problems I wanted to solve:
The bee population has plummeted 87% since the late 1990s because of factors such as habitat loss, use of pesticides, disease, and climate change, most of this is due to humans, so it’s our responsibility to clean up the mess.
What will the app do?
The main feature is a bee-themed game that users can play with their own personal profiles, using gamification to let users compete for pollenpoints with friends and family, including a Hive leaderboard to display their progress. On top of this, the app also includes a bee chatbot which can be interacted with to take quizzes or learn facts about the bee population and species.
How will the app raise money for charities?
For every pollenpoint earned by a user, one penny is donated to charity, this way the app won’t rely on users making donations alone to raise money. These pollenpoints can be earned through interacting with games, learning about bees through the chatbot or spending time on the facts page.