Android app developer wanted for short-term assignment and mentoring

map project is seeking sharp Android App Developer for a short-term assignment to assist the development of the map project MVP- Minimum Viable Product. We are looking for a versatile person who wants to be part of the design and development of the MVP, and in addition wants to train map project developers in android app development. The assignment will be 30-40 hours, spread over a number of weeks. The major part of the work will include mentoring the map project developers in the process of developing the MVP.  

We have developed a prototype that will be field tested in Q2. We would like to have a preparatory meeting with you, and then continue work after the field trip. Contact us!

 

Valuable insights when map project team presents to advisors for the first time

The first meeting with the map project advisory group was held on Monday 13th March 2017. It was the first chance to present the achievements to date, business cases and the first map project prototype. Indeed a moment of truth!

“The only thing we knew when we started map project was that we could not do this alone. We need a multitude of competence to develop our project and business in order to provide addresses for everyone.“ says Karoline Beronius, team leader of map project.

The conclusion of the day is that map project is on the right way in terms of roadmap to development of our product. However, there needs to be an increased focus on drawing up different business cases, testing them in the field and evaluating the business opportunity of each of those. The team also received advice on funding and recruitment, research partners and other support. map project team are now working with the suggested actions, prioritising and developing prototype and business hypothesis to be tested in the first joint field trip planned to May 2017.

map project advisors are:

  • Bo Göransson Former GD Sida, Ambassador to Kenya and Advisor to the President of African Development Bank
  • Lidia Oshlyansky VP of UX Schibsted Media Group, previously Head of UX Research for Emerging Markets at Google
  • Marianne Treschow Former Director General, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), Member, the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (IVA)
  • Magnus Boman Professor in Intelligent Software Services, KTH and RISE SICS AB
  • Mark Smith Professor at Department of Electronic Systems KTH, Kista Mentor Space and Inicio
  • Yifang Ban Chair Professor of Geoinformatics at the Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH

 

This meeting provided a good opportunity to test the concept on a group of people that have complementary expertise and experience. map project team is very much looking forward to the next meeting that will be scheduled for June. At that time, the team should have a complete plan for the development of the first product to be beta tested, and hopefully have the development under way. “Most importantly we will have developed a better understanding on the customer needs. “We have an ambitious plan to start beta testing early on and try to remember what Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn said: If you’re not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late”, says Maria Cheadle, technical project manager at map project.

Friends

Jenny Dannstedt

Jenny Dannstedt

Service Designer at Antrop. Jenny is a user experience strategist and has supported Map Project in the early stage of developing the idea, use cases and customer experience. Jenny and Karoline, Map Project team leader, share the same passion for good communication, user design and experience and often meet up to bounce ideas and develop current projects. Jenny has also mentored Karoline in previous projects.

Marianne Treschow

Marianne Treschow

Former Director General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) and Member of the Royal Swedish Academy for Engineering Sciences (IVA).

In April 2017, we sadly learnt of the passing of our advisor Marianne Treschow. We were so excited that Marianne accepted the role of Advisor to the Map Project at the beginning of the autumn 2016. We are happy that we had the chance to meet a few times, pitch our project, discuss our challenges, and how to develop collaboration for the implementation of Map Project. Her support helped us on the right course early on. Marianne’s energy and enthusiasm has inspired us! She will be greatly missed at the Map Project. Our thoughts are with her family and close friends.

Emma Pantagaki

Emma Pantagaki

Emma Pantagaki is a university student of psychology. She also has a passion for design, video making and photoshop and has joined Map Project as a volunteer during June and July 2017. Emma is developing map project video material about the many use cases for Map Project addresses.

Carl Myrén

Carl Myrén

Carl, of Myrén Films, is a professional filmmaker, who has a special interest in following projects over a long period of time and making so called longitudinal film. Carl has joined the map project team to follow our journey on the quest of making complete, systematic and accurate addresses available to everyone.

 

 

Johan Sjölander

Johan Sjölander

Johan Sjölander was part of starting up Map Project in 2016. As a technical lead, he was involved in early research and development, as well as responsible for the development of the first prototype that was tested in Uganda and Rwanda in 2017. With a functioning prototype, we were able to test and confirm our first hypotheses about challenges and solutions. Johan is continuing to supporting Map Project.

Katarina Gillblad

Katarina Gillblad

Katarina Gillblad offered Map Project an office as she had a spare room just when we were starting out without a space to work together. The team was working there between January and March 2017. Modern tools are a great help in making distant work possible, but it is nothing like being able to work face-to-face, support each other and solve challenges together as they arise.

 

Konstantina Pantagaki

Konstantina Pantagaki

Konstantina Pantagaki joined Map Project in September 2016 for UX/UI, Marketing and Communication. Appart from developing much of our Marketing and Communications material, Konstantina has been involved in the early research and development. She has been responsible for the development of the user interaction with our addressing application, based on research and feedback in the field. Konstantina is continuing to support Map Project.

 

 

 

 

Marcus Törncrantz

Marcus Törncrantz

PR Manager

 

map project accepted into the KTH Innovation pre-incubator

map project is one of 10 projects that have been accepted to the KTH Innovation pre-incubator. The pressure was high this year with a total of 47 businesses applying.

“We are so excited about starting our journey with KTH Innovation. Our current focus lies on further developing our first prototype and raising funds for field testing and technical development. Having the support and network at KTH Innovation is invaluable.” says Karoline, Team Leader, map project.

Meet map project team here and read more about Batch 4 and the pre-incubator at the KTH Innovation here. #itallstartshere