Location based social cueing

Expert tips and coaching at your finger tips.

A flexibile, robust platform for building and improving a variety of life skills
in real life contexts and situations that you frequent.
Available for Android Mobile Devices.

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The Waypoint Platform

Developed as a research tool, "The Waypoint Platform" was developed with the following in mind

Improving Quality of Life

Our aim is to improve the life skills of our users and target groups through Waypoint Platform Apps, here's how they work:

Using an Android Mobile Device, a User receives tips and notifications when they enter a designated "Waypoint" to help prime and remind them to perform certain tasks

Depending on the App, these tips and notifications are populated either by a professional mentor/monitor, or by the users themselves.

The Tips can be changed on the fly from the Waypoint Web Dashboard, or can even be randomly selected when a user enters a designated "Waypoint"

Get Tips and Suggestions Anywhere, discretely.

The main idea behind "The Waypoint Platform" is to provide valuable tips and interventions for users in both a convenient, in order to avoid unwanted attention or social stigma (thus also improving Quality of Life.)

We developed the Android Mobile App to be both convenient and discrete by:

Providing phone notifications utilizing the phones native alert sound (So it appears as just another message.)

Unobtrusive notifications that can be dismissed if the User isn't in a 'good spot' to view the tips or act to act on them.
Notifications which are viewable from the devices 'lock screen', making it easier to take a 'quick peek.'

Customizeability

The Waypoint Platform is both extensible and modular, meaning that features can be enabled or added depending on the requirements of the Project in question.

This allows for a much more flexible environment for both the users, and if applicable.

Some examples of Features that can be changed according to the Deployment:

Web-Dashboard Instances
User/Device Access Control
Tips, Prompts and Survey Access as well as their Content

Privacy and Security

Because of the nature of the platform, as well as the research being done, We developed the Waypoint Platform to be particularly secure. All hosted information for the users is de-identified, sanitized and HPAA compliant.

Depending on the requirements of the Project, The Waypoint Platform can utilize a security module to ONLY connect directly to the projects server thus preventing accidental data-leakage or 'Man in the Middle Attacks'

Device Access can be controlled via multiple means, and can be enabled/disabled ad-hoc from the Projects Waypoint-Dashboard implementation

Apps built on the Waypoint Platform

Talk Around Town

Helping to Bridge "The Word Gap"

This is a full implementation of the Waypoint Platform developed in coordination with Kathy Bigelow and Dwight Irvin at Juniper Garden Children's Project

A mobile app that provides individualized, real-time, location-specific messages to parents aimed at promoting parent and child communication during community outings.

Features:
"On Top" Notification/Tips generated when a user enters a desginated waypoint

Ability to Customize the Tips as well as radius for each waypoint

Reflective Surveys to provide meaningful data to the researchers

Fully controllable via the TalkAroundTown Web Dashboard.

Multilingual support!

Talk Around Town Web Portal
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CheckMate

Get more done with this location based todo-list

This is an android only implementation of the base waypoint platform. The application is marked as an 'open-beta'

Features:
Create and edit unlimited todo-lists based on Category or Location

Manually add/edit waypoints or have the app find them automatically through Google Places Integration

Sort lists by priority and due-date

Slide to clear off finished items!

Quick add items to a list through the quickbar or speech-recognition

Share lists to other people, or import those shared with you!

CheckMate on the Store
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Accolades and Awards

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Talk Around Town - Winner of Phase 1 "Bridging the Word Gap Challenge" - wordgapchallenge.hrsa.gov/winners