Passaparola is a work-in-progress, currently at Beta version 0.62. The social media platforms, most people use daily, have established a globally accepted surrogate for the Human Connection. It's under everyone's eyes that it's not working, leading to all sorts of mental illnesses and social problems. Passaparola brings back the Human touch with a digital traditional tool..
Step by step
Chronology of Passaparola existence since its first realization as a thought to its implementation as a Web Application.
Passaparola is the singlehanded product of a man who does things because they need to be done. Here I am, Andrea Mangiarotti, the DUDE!
After being told, once more, "no worries, I'll find it on Google!" knowing that it will not have happened, I had a little "ah ah" moment. Google does not have everything on it, of course. Most real and valuable things are not there or buried under kilometers of paid entries. I have got to do something about it!
A month later I finished to produce an Android App. Simple, basic, working prototype I have used to test a few assumptions. Communication between devices was implemented using NFC technology, allowing for off-line communication.
Back to the drawing board
NFC technology was too premature for the people I was interested testing the concept on. Also, the App presented a few usability issues and tons of social issues. Time to look back into the project scope and rewrite the prototype.
Time for a revamp
After a couple of months of development the Web-App is now ready for testing. Many of the initial features have been stripped down, making the App simpler to understand and use. I purposely do not provide use cases, allowing for users to be creative and spontaneous = Human.
Basic version up and running
A triple basic proof of concept is up and running. It has Profile (Anonymous & Member), Tags, Multilevel Passing and Notifications on comments. Bare bones, but ready to be tested. Let's do it!!!