APP DESIGN + MARKETING
A place for people to help and get help with neighbourly things.
During the pandemic, some pals and I decided to launch a web app called HAAALP! The app aims to put people in touch with each other so they can ask for or offer help in any form. We created the platform as a place for people anywhere to make a positive impact, big or small, in the world.
It felt very strange (to say the least) to be so far removed from pandemics and protests in our safe little Taiwanese bubble, while family and friends have had their lives turned upside down. Feeling very lucky, but also a bit lost and useless at times, this was our tiny way of trying to do some good. As the platform is fairly useless without users, we focused on targeting a couple of communities at a time. Starting our online promotion in Manchester and Grenada, we later developed more languages to include French and Chinese, broadening our network of 'halpers'. Comics featuring our fictional spokesperson Frank in various disastrous situations made for delightfully engaging content. You can find some more delightful comics on Instagram @haaalp_me