A new mobile app called FavorTreeis harnessing the competitive energy that makes online games like FarmVille successful and using it to fortify real-life communities.
FavorTree, which opened for pre-registration today, rewards users for sharing goods and services with their neighbors. Each time users do favors for their neighbors — like lending textbooks, giving rides to the airport, or helping with chores — their virtual “trees” gain fruit.
“Similar to Farmville, the more you help, the more your virtual tree grows,” says co-founder Micki Krimmel. “And the rewards extend beyond the virtual. Every time you help a neighbor, you are strengthening your local community.”
Mini Matmi ►
A very interesting concept. We are fascinated to see how effective it becomes.