Pockupation connects adults who need help with odd jobs with trustworthy young “pocketeers” in their local area.
Pockupation was created by Chand, Enya, Erin and Abigail, students at the Abbey School in Reading, Berkshire. The team felt frustrated because there are no job finding services tailored to the needs of young job seekers. They believe there are lots of hardworking and reliable young people who would be keen to help out their neighbours while earning some pocket money.
The app was developed as part of the Apps for Good programme and won the “Saving, Spending and Giving – making the most from your money” category sponsored by Barclaycard at the Apps for Good Awards 2013. As an Apps for Good Award winner, the team worked with development agency Fuerte to have their app prototype built professionally and publicly launched, with the support of Apps for Good and Barclaycard.