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HomeChaser: the Empty Property App

Dot Dot Dot and Microsoft Windows4Good are getting together this weekend for a Hack-a-thon. We’ll be developing an app to help Dot Dot Dot find more empty properties to house people who volunteer.

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Last month Dot Dot Dot were invited to the #Winsiders4Good Create-a-thon. We went to look at how digital innovations can help address London’s housing crisis.  While we had no idea what to expect from the event, we were honored and excited when the team of volunteers decided to dedicate two days to creating a digital solution for Dot Dot Dot.

The App of Dot Dot Dot’s Future?

And here the HomeChaser app was born. The app allows city explorers to identify empty residential and commercial buildings. In the process they win points and track the progress of their properties. The idea is to crowdsource empty buildings so that Dot Dot Dot can pursue suitable opportunities and transform as many as possible into cheaper housing for people who volunteer.

As many as 50 coders, developers and designers have signed up for this weekend’s Hack-a-thon. Hopefully they can take the app to the next level and make it a reality! We are really looking forward to it, so stay tuned for more updates.

Update! Our Homechaser app has progressed to the next level.

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