One of biggest passions is developing digital solutions to real world problems. Made Open is a social engagement tool helping councils and community groups better serve their local communities. With a mixture of crowdfunding, time banking and social engagement they aim to solve identify local problems. We work closely with the Made Open platform helping them design and develop new functionality for their rapidly growing community. To do this they provide local councils with white labeled versions of their site so each of them can have enclosed local communities exclusive of members from other areas. Within these sites they can create local groups, hold online discussions and make decisions about where they need to focus more attention. It even helps dictate funding decisions.
The Platform itself is built upon the Laravel framework and a lot of the functionality is completely custom built. Some of the functionality that we've built for this incredible organisation are
- Crowdfunding projects for volunteers, items or money
- Time-banking to find employees
- Credit based rewards
- Idea generation
- Online video chat
- White-label site generation
- Sass styling compiling
- File storage
There a currently white label versions of the site running in Bristol, Monmouthshire and as far away as Tasmania. To name but a few. We love being able to work alongside a company providing them with our expertise while watching them grow and achieve their goals.