Enable local organizations to run mobile crowd participation projects
Gather is to mobile participation apps what wordpress is to websites.
Local problems need local eyes and ears and hands to find local solutions.
By making it possible for any project to create their own mobile crowdsourced data app, specificially for their needs, in just a day or two, Gather opens up a massive range of opportunities for working with people and structured data.
The current fashion of extraction of data from people by surveillance, and investing months and thousands of pounds in development of mobile apps, is ready for a refresh. Just like every organization has a website to tell their stories, with Gather every organization can have an app to genuinely listen to their supporters and citizens, inviting participation and catalyzing contributions.
Gather is a fishing rod, not a fish!