Users can challenge their friends to engage in environmental-friendly activities, such as planting trees, recycling and using public transportation
Spotted: Through creating, accepting and completing challenges, Applinka aims to bring young people together while simultaneously making the world a healthier place.
Through the Applinka app, users can challenge their friends to engage in environmental-friendly activities. The main idea is to help reduce air pollution in addition to promoting healthier, more active lifestyles. Challenges include riding a bike to work or school, planting trees, recycling and using public transportation.
After joining or creating a challenge, users are given a limited amount of time to complete a challenge. If the challenge is completed within the set time, the winner receives the bet’s reward from the other user.
The idea of the Applinka emerged during a Hackathon for the Balkans European Fund. One of the categories in the competition was “Go green”. Since then, Applinka has also won prizes from two different competitions.
Applinka’s founder, Endrit Rushiti, told Springwise that protecting the environment should also be fun. Rushiti further explained how Applinka “solves 3 big different problems in one mobile app: Saving the environment, making you healthier, and socialising you with people around the world.”