Wouldn’t be nice to use the Apple Watch to support a charitable need? With all of this wearable communication and the growing number of Internet of Things, I want Pledgerunner to support everything from the FitBit® (which it does already) to apps like RunKeeper® (which it also supports) to the “soon to become ubiquitous on everyone’s wrist” – Apple Watch (under development).
From my view, if you walk a mile, donate a mile from your Apple Watch. If you track your steps and your daily routines, quantifying everything from your heart rate to your calories burned – then there should be a way to use that data to support a charity?
And you can…using Pledgerunner.
Right now, you can use data gathered from your quantified self and donate this as an effort to support a cause on Pledgerunner. It’s like banking the miles you walk or the calories you burn to support a charity – just as you would if you ran a marathon for a given charity.
In essence – with Pledgerunner, you are creating your own “You-A-Thon”.
And this is what would be great to do with the Apple Watch!
As I mentioned, we are in a holding pattern because we are running short on funds. We are working on a campaign to raise funds at OneSpark – so that we can keep Pledgerunner going, and of course launch our first smartwatch application, that will also tie in with our first app for the iPhone (whew…that was a lot of words).
In all, in spite of my lacking in funds – I will continue building an Apple Watch app to support charitable needs. It may take longer with lack of funds (because I have a family and we have a roof, and I will have to work fulltime to keep that roof) – but it will get done.
I was able to complete Pledgerunner … with a lot of baby steps!
So – in conclusion, my wife and I started this dream with a savings account, a lot of traveling and promotion, late nights deep in code and a passion to help – and we want this to continue, no matter what…
To quote a line from Galaxy Quest, “Never give up! Never Surrender!”