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FoodUP!

Who: FoodUP!

When: Summer 2015

Where: Melbourne

Website: http://www.foodupsite.wordpress.com.au/

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/melb-foodswapp

FoodUp! is community project based on a social enterprise model to create food conscious communities. We aim to create and empower urban centres to promote local food production, reduce food waste and develop community in their neighbourhoods. RHoK helped us at the Melbourne Summer 2015 Hackathon to design a minimum viable product and begin the app development process of our food sharing app.  Our app will help empower local and backyard growers of fruit and veggies to connect with individuals, food bank, cafes and businesses to ensure fresh food is redistributed and used throughout the community. In a nutshell, its "Facebook meets Tinder for Cabbages!".

At the Melbourne 2015 Summer Hackathon RHoK volunteers assisted with the design and user flow of our app and we were able to narrow down our app to a minimum viable product of only 6 screens! We also were able to start a website, listserve, and begin prototyping the app.

Apidae

Who: Apidae

When: June 2014

Where: Melbourne

Code: https://github.com/rhok-melbourne/apidae-maps
https://github.com/rhok-melbourne/apidae-app
https://github.com/rhok-melbourne/apidae-server

Website: www.apidae.com.au

Apidae is a small communications social enterprise which designs and implements strategic communications to connect knowledge, ideas and people to create sustainable change. Through beautiful videos, digital reporting, and mobile applications, they provide tools to connect organisations with their stakeholders and help share their sustainability stories.

They worked with RHoK at the Winter 2014 Hackathon in Melbourne to develop a storytelling app to allow communities in the Pacific region communicate more effectively with large aid organisations. Unfortunately the app didn't make it out of the prototyping stage. However, Apidae was able to show the app off to a number of large aid organisations who expressed an interest in developing similar projects in the future. 

Open Food Network

Who: Open Food Network

When: June 2013

Where: Melbourne

Website: openfoodnetwork.org/

OpenFoodNetwork.jpeg

Open Food Network is the first project by the Open Food Foundation. It is a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local and sustainable food. The Open Food Foundation is a non-profit, registered charity established in October 2012, to develop, accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems.

They worked with RHoK at the Melbourne 2013 WInter Hackathon to develop the initial Open Food Network application, which connected willing buyers and sellers of local, organic food in urban centres.