Moonshot application service Be My Eyes’ primary purpose is to help people with visual impairments live more independently. This free, globally-available mobile application alleviates people with visual impairments’ need to rely on friends and family through a crowdsourcing platform that connects them with volunteers who can help them better navigate their environment and complete routine tasks.
Co-founders Christian Erfurt and Hans Jorgen Wiberg created the application with a deep design focus on inclusion. Connections happen within 20-30 seconds of an incoming request for help, which usually involves assistance with everyday tasks like reading a label or a food’s expiration date, finding a lost item, identifying a color, or confirming a location.
Read this case study to learn how Be My Eyes worked with SU to find the right business model enabling the company to ultimately grow a full-service ecosystem of users in 150+ countries and in 180+ languages, and partnerships with Microsoft, MOVit (a transportation application for 90 million people), and one of Europe’s largest banks.
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