IS480 Team wiki: 2015T1 Echo Project Overview
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Our project aims to build ECHOKUN, a crowd-sourcing review website, specialising in the education and elderly industry both in Singapore and Japan. Echokun aims to collect credible reviews and bring this valuable information to new users who seek guidance or help for issues related to the relevant industries. For this FYP, Echokun will be focusing only on childcare service providers in Singapore. Users of Echokun will be able to search, view and give reviews on the childcare services. Providers can be sorted by its ratings and also by location proximity to the user, displaying on a Google map.
In Japan, parents often have difficulty when they are looking for a suitable childcare center for their children, and they have to depend mostly on their analogue sources (asking family members or friends) for information. Abundance of information can be found on the internet, but most parents do not have to time nor skills to gather this information that are scattered all over the net.
This project aims to help parents to have a more pleasant experience when doing research for the well-being of their children, especially in a big city like Tokyo, looking for a childcare center is not as easy as it sounds due to the geographical consideration in mind.
Due to the difference in language and geographical familiarity, Bitshamon Solutions would like this early stage prototype to be in Singapore’s context, using the Singapore’s database of the childcare centers.