If you are planning to go off the grid soon, then you should rush over to Kickstarter and pledge a few dollars on the WakaWaka Power Project. With 13 days to go, the WakaWaka Power project has drawn an impressive number of backers and dollars. WakaWaka Power is at its most basic a solar charger. But unlike common solar chargers, it brings a lot of features to the table.
It was only a matter of time before the weather became another outlet for crowdsourcers to exercise their collective might, and that’s exactly what weather app Wezzoo is going for. In addition to rock-solid reliable data from hundreds of weather stations around the world, users are able to report on conditions in their own back yards.
With the goal of making every web video accessible to the world, Amara.org launched an app that takes help of crowdsourcing to subtitle any YouTube video. The crowdsourcing platform is being dubbed a ‘Wikipedia for subtitles’, and just like the well-known encyclopedia, it will call on volunteers to caption and translate web videos from around the world.
What does it take to launch a Kickstarter project? Can anyone do it? We’ve hunted down a promising Kickstarter project to try and find some answers. This is not a Kickstarter project you’ve heard about. It only went live a few hours ago. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking to the developers of this project, trying to glean what it’s like before the limelights are on them.