The number of users of TEKKON, an app that protects cities from infrastructure crises, tops 100,000
First overseas! Citizens’ power to hold infrastructure inspection event “Telepole Holy War in the Philippines”, complete the area! Activities to protect infrastructure together with Citizen – Circle of Tetsukatsu is expanding domestically and internationally
The Whole Earth Foundation (hereafter, WEF), an NPO organization that builds, provides, and operates a citizen-participation-type
infrastructure information platform, uses the social contribution-type Web3 application “TEKKON” to thoroughly inspect aging infrastructure while having fun with the power of citizens. The number of users (registered users) exceeded 100,000.
In July 2021, the WEF launched the predecessor app of TEKKON, “Guardian of Iron and Concrete,” and since then, citizens have worked together under the slogan “Protecting infrastructure together with citizens.” By photographing, posting, and reviewing infrastructure, we are promoting activities to comprehensively inspect infrastructure nationwide with the aim of ensuring the safety of infrastructure. In addition to expanding functions to collect detailed data, expanding incentives and campaigns to make it more enjoyable, the number of registered users is steadily increasing thanks to the promotion of SDGs throughout society.
“TEKKON” has exceeded 100,000 registered users in half a year since its limited release on September 13, 2022 and its public release on October 15.
◇◆ The circle of iron activities spreads through citizen participation◆◇ As of March 28, 2023, the results of citizen cooperation are as follows. The number of manhole images collected by citizens exceeded 3 million. The number of daily posts continues to increase!
In addition to the iron activities that Citizen conducts in their daily lives, in addition to the TEKKON Infrastructure Crusade, an event that will be held nationwide from November 2022, from February to the end of March, “TEKKON” earned points can be redeemed on LINE Pay. The implementation of a campaign that allows the exchange of manholes for
In addition, we have collected over 300,000 data on utility poles, which have been added as new infrastructure photography targets since October last year. As a result of the campaign that started in February, where you can get three times as many points if you photograph 300 utility poles, we collected about three times as many utility pole data as the 10,6000 in January.
“Telegraph Pole Holy War” is held in the Philippines, creating a user community both in Japan and overseas!
This time, as an overseas event, we held a total of 5 times in March in the three major cities of the Philippines (Manila, Davao, and Cebu). It was set as an important area and developed as an event to collect images preferentially. At the event held overseas, we were able to acquire images of 7,418 utility poles in the target area over a total of five days. (Total participants: 83 participated)
We will continue to implement infrastructure holy wars in Japan and overseas with the aim of further expansion.
The social infrastructure that is essential to our lives, such as waterworks, manholes, utility poles, and guardrails. It is an essential infrastructure not only in Japan but also in any city in the world, but aging is a major social issue.
The WEF believes that there is a way to have the general public (citizens) participate in the problem-solving process and prevent infrastructure from collapsing. We are promoting a system for replenishment.
We will continue to operate TEKKON with the aim of building an ecosystem that “protects infrastructure together with citizens.” About “TEKKON”
“TEKKON” is a new social contribution type location information game that aims to ensure the safety of infrastructure by having citizens work together to take pictures, post, and review each other in response to the issue of aging infrastructure. It has a reward function that allows you to get points as rewards (incentives) by “taking and posting photos” or “reviewing posted photos” of social infrastructure such as manholes and utility poles. The game is designed so that the points you can earn change by using to raise the level of your companion dog or increase the number of dogs.
App name: “TEKKON”
Usage fee: Free
Download method: iOS app version: App Store (iPhone) distribution Android app version: Google Play distribution
Target model: iOS application version: iPhone (iPhone6s or later OS ver.15) Android application version: Android (Android or later OS ver.7) Service general start date: October 17, 2022 (Monday)
About Whole Earth Foundation
Japan office: Shibuya 1-chome Building 7F, Shibuya 1-3-9, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Established December 2020
The Whole Earth Foundation is an organization that promotes activities aimed at solving social issues related to aging infrastructure by calling for citizen participation. Developed “TEKKON” using Web3 as an application to protect the city from infrastructure crisis. By using tokens as a reward for infrastructure data, we encourage users to collect more infrastructure data and provide a mechanism that can return economic value to users who have contributed to society. In the future, we will expand the circle of social activities “TEKKON” by expanding the functions of “TEKKON” and expanding the “TEKKON Infrastructure Crusade”, an event that calls for citizen participation that we have held so far, nationwide.
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