Dear politicians: You might want to keep track of the promises you make
This new app was designed to track the promises that candidates make to win your votes.
(SPOT.ph) Have you been keeping close tabs on what politicians have been promising leading up to the May 2016 elections? WikiPangako is an online application that might just help you figure out which candidates are actually sticking to their word. The crowdsourcing app was awarded a cash grant in 2013 for program development, and it is now gearing up for its launch on March 9.
WikiPangako: Holding Every Filipino Accountable
WikiPangako is an online application designed to crowdsource promises made by different candidates. Once they are elected, we will list down the promises they have made, and identify which of these promises were accomplished, and which were not, but we’ll save that for later.As we take off on March 9, 2016, we would like to ask your help in order to keep WikiPangako online as we try to reach more people. Here are some ways you can help:Like and share our FB Page. https://goo.gl/X32VApFollow us on twitter. https://goo.gl/MiYWFUDonate. http://www.wikipangako.com/#donatePosted by Wikipangako on Saturday, 27 February 2016
The premise is simple. The app collects data—candidates’ promises in this case—from the community. After the election, users can check if the promises are being fulfilled or not. So it’s just log in, upload a video or photo of the politician making the promise, view and even like other users’ uploads, then check if the promises are being carried out.
We're curious to see if anyone passes the test.
For more details, visit WikiPangako’s Facebook page.