I'm currently working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Office of Law Enforcement on a project related to illegal wildlife trafficking and we have an idea for an app that will help curb illegal wildlife trade. However, neither I nor the person I'm working with is tech savvy - can anyone offer any advice and/or resources in regards to developing apps? We have reached out to the local university's (University of Washington) Computer Science Department, and they said they may have some students interested in helping, however they need to know what the time committment would be, etc. (questions I do not have answers to). Also, is there any hope in finding someone to develop an app for free or little pay? Are there grants available?
6 September 2016 12:19am
Just a thought, but you could go onto Linked In or other professional networking sites and do a search for App Developers and "Animal Welfare" (in Linked In, this is one of the "causes I care about" you can select if you want to list that in your professional profile). I just did a quick search and found a quite a few matches. I don't know if they are a good fit or not for what you are looking for.
But people with that combination may be willing to do some work pro-bono and may have the right skill set.