My name is Joseph Sinclair, and I am a graduate that studied a Bachelor of Computer Science at Monash University. I have always been a very health conscience person and enjoyed helping others less fortunate than myself. Combining my passion for health, helping others and technical skills, I began a project (which started as just a small assignment) that has grown into something that I have dedicated almost all of my time towards. A completed prototype of the application is currently on the app store but is only available for iOS. I am in need of funds to further develop Sprout while also create an Android version so that it is accessible to everyone.
If you are interested in checking out the current iOS version of Sprout - click here
“Healthy food is too expensive” is a common excuse used by people that don't necessarily live a very healthy lifestyle; they are not wrong. Sprout aims to give everyone access to affordable fresh food.
Sprout gives home growers a platform to locally advertise, sell and swap their produce by pinning their location on a map and creating a user profile that lists available produce. All other app users can see where the pin is located on a map, view the seller’s profile and message them if they are interested in arranging a trade or purchase. All payments between the seller and buyer are external to Sprout. A filter also allows a buyer to quickly search and find available produce that others users in their area might be selling/trading.
The goal of Sprout is to allow anyone, whether they have a veggie patch or not, to connect with local growers so that they can receive affordable, fresh, healthy food that is grown in their neighbor's backyards.