It suddenly feels like we've come a long way with DIYcity in a pretty short time - we've launched a few apps that are getting a lot of attention around the web, the site itself and the idea behind it is starting to catch people's ear, and our numbers continue to grow.
I feel like there could be a DIYcity tipping point approaching somewhere in the not-too-distant future.
This week, though, rather than focusing on that, I'm feeling a need to try to consolidate what we've done so far. SickCity and DIYtraffic are close to being actual, useful tools, ready for adoption and use by cities. We've also got a lot of ideas hanging half-finished on the site that I would love to see pushed farther. I've seen now how much traction these ideas have when they're presented right, and I think we've got several ideas ripe for that kind of thing.
So this week, rather than launching into a new round of Challenges, I personally want to focus on making what we already have better.
If anyone wants to help out on that in any way, drop a note. I'll also start these up in Discussions, so you can jump in if you want.
Here's what I want to work on this week:
- improving SickCity, making it more accurate, testing it against real health data for cities
- improving DIYtraffic: giving it a front-end, adding new data sources, making it easier for people to set it up in their city
- getting a Taxi Share app started: I think this idea is ripe, and I have an idea or two on how it could happen. will post more on that in Discussions.
- getting a Rideshare app spec'd out. a couple people have written to me and are interested in seeing this happen. would love to figure out what this app should be.
And of course anyone else is free to propose anything they want in the Discussions group, as I see is already happening. Love to see that!