I have been a consumer here but new as a contributor. Hope to get more and more involved now that I am actively pursuing things 🙂
Looking to get feedback from all of you on something I have been working on. Please feel free to give any suggestions and criticisms on the app and the concept itself. It will help me a lot in shaping the app for the future.
I have been working on an app called Counsel using which you can anonymously crowdsource opinions and advice on any personal problem. A lot of us face problems in our daily lives and we can’t always open up to friends and family. We provide you a platform where you can anonymously seek advice from other users who may have gone through the same problems before.
This is how it works
User comes to the app and posts a question(anonymously if she wants). Question comes up on the live feed where other users get to see it. Users can either comment on the question or have a longer discussion via chat. [Screenshots at the end of the post]
Past 2 months more than a 1000 questions have been addressed by the community. We have a very basic version right now but are working to implement machine learning algorithms to work on classification of posts and generating user profiles so that the questions are connected to the most appropriate people.
More than 400 million people suffer from depression and the number is only increasing. The biggest problem is people don’t talk about their problems. And research has been showing that reassurance from others helps a lot.
We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone 🙂
Looking forward to feedback.