Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Mobile Voting for GA
From: Scott Irvin
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:53:06 -0400

Hey guys,

Sorry to spam all of these email addresses.  I have no idea if any of them are being monitored so i figured I had the best chance of getting seen if i send to all of them. 

I am an Android developer in Boston.  I was wondering if an android based "voting" solution would help you guys get ideas out to the people and help the people give you feedback on them.  I am thinking of some sort of Reddit-like system that lets the most popular comments float to the top.  

Ideas can be proposed to the GA, the GA can control what proposals are posted to the app, then the people can comment on them.  It would be a quick way to distribute information, most people are used to a forum format, and more people would have their voices heard. 

This method might also allow people who cant physically be at the protests to make their voices heard.  Winter will drive people away from the camp sites, creating a de-centralized decision making network might become important. 

I am interested in working with other dev's to set this up.  It would be nice to include some iPhone devs so that we can reach more than just Android users.  If there are any mobile developers in your ranks I'd be happy to work with them in setting it up.  If anyone has a server they would like to donate, that would also be great.  Otherwise we will have to find a way to pay for one. 

Scott Irvin