Charity app for fundraising event. Join your district and compete with friends to raise money to help tackle MND.
About Doddie Aid
We had a tight deadline of 4 months to build and launch these apps. The main objective of this project was to allow users to log miles on the go, either by manually entering the total or by live tracking their activity via the movements of their phone.
Must haves were a shop section, a news section which pulled a feed from the main website and socials (Twitter & Instagram), ability to donate and optional opt-in to gift aid.
The communication was really good and helpful throughout the process. If we had an idea they bent over backwards to try to accommodate it and were very transparent so we could prioritise what would have the biggest impact for our fundraising event.
Tracking Challenge Progress
The main objective of this project was to allow users to log miles on the go, either by manually entering the total or by live tracking their activity via the movements of their phone using a GPS tracker.
Compete within Leagues & Districts
Users can join a local league to compete with friends, family, teammates and colleagues. The overall goal is to help your district win by achieving the most miles tracked! Leaderboards help users see progress over time.
Fundraising Made Easy
The over-arching goal of this platform was to generate donations to MND charities. For this reason, must-haves were a shop section and the ability to donate directly via the app, with an optional opt-in to Gift Aid.
The Tech Stack
For the mobile apps, we chose to use React Native for its high code reusability between the platforms. The web app, built to allow anyone to participate on any device, was developed with React and Tailwind UI.
To help us build a comprehensive backend in such a limited timeframe, we chose to use Google Firebase, a Backend as a Service (BaaS) that provides us with a number of services that helped us to speed up the development and deliver the project in a relatively short timeframe.
The React Native mobile and web apps were delivered in a short turnaround, within 4 months, to be ready for the Doddie fundraising event. The app performed well in its first campaign, where over 17K participants created 100’s of teams. The app not only generated over £900K for the Motor Neuron Disease charity, it has given the charity a platform to grow the event for the future and continue their important work.