YAMU is an idea for a cab app which won at the Colombo Hackathon and then (somewhat inexplicably, IMHO) didn’t even place in the top 7 at Venture Engine. So, no Indian money but I sold my car, borrowed money and this shit is happening anyways. Cab app is just one part of the idea, which is developing. To begin content in parallel, we’re going to cover Colombo as a city guide and bring transport in over the next few months. So, to start with my friend Savan and I are doing some reviews of stuff we love around the city. Feel free to join in.
Please note that the site is still an unhacked template and not insanely pretty, functional or original… yet. We’re starting by reviewing at least one place a day. We’re putting that up on the site while we’re testing the cab app, and there should be a book coming out in less than a year. But let’s see how stuff goes. If you know any cool stuff feel free to contribute. While the business is cabs, we also want to make places into hyperlinks, ie, your stored and public spaces, you can just click on them and physically go. In meatspace.
We’re also looking to hire the following people. These things are mostly from home, using an online workspace.
1. Brilliant WordPress Designer – to sex the shit out of this robust template. Make it look better, make it multilingual, and improve functionality in new and innovative ways. 35k/month. Two days in office, so you’re not taking commuting all the time, which sucks and costs significantly less. Basic skills are learning fast, loving beauty, and ability to code.
2. Events Manager – someone to go through all the online/print events listings and centralize it. English/Sinhala/Tamil ideally (including typing), English/Sinhala at a minimum (not cause we’re neglecting Tamil, just need another person then). Looking at about 2 hours a day, tracked from home, ie, no office. 18k/month. More if trilingual. Basically skills are reading stuff, staying on top of things, and putting it online. Reliably.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume whatever, if you can show past work or current projects is best.
Stuff coming online soon is A) Janith’s bus app, with a less obscure URL and point to point route-giving B) Replacing ‘borrowed’ photos with our own stuff C) Foursquare integration D) Cab app (for cabbies), the ordering part already kinda works E) etc. But please note that the site I’m linking to (yamu.lk) has essentially nothing cool or especially original on it, we’re just working live and developing in public, I guess. I’ve had these ideas in my head for months and there’s really no point keeping quiet. Just note that it’s a work in progress and I’m not necessarily being loud.