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Canadian Tamil Entrepreneurs Create an App to Show Where Supplies are Available Amid COVID-19 Shortages
Their app Spontivly was originally designed to help people connect with their communities and find unique events to take part in.
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An Edmonton app has re-invented itself to help people find groceries and other supplies.

Spontivly was originally designed to help people connect with their communities and find unique events to take part in.

“The premise behind it was looking for hyper-local experiences in the city that you are in, connecting people with one another.” said co-founder Anthony Nagendraraj.

Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

“The app had only just launched,” said Nagendraraj. “[Co-founder Raj Rajakumar] and I were really worried. Our app is all about connecting people to their community and solving isolation… now people were in self-isolation and social distancing.”
 
The duo, who had partnered with the City of Beaumont, began to see those residents using it in a new way to crowdsource information.

“It happened organically,” said Nagendraraj. “People just started using it to provide information to their neighbours. Posting that ‘This Sobeys has hand sanitizer. This Shoppers Drug Mart has toilet paper.'”

Continue reading at Global News.

 

 
 

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