NYR IndyApp

By NYR

Campaign Completed on
19-07-2017

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NYR IndyApp:

Designed for the grass-roots, by the grass-roots!

We are a non party-political communications platform for the whole Yes movement. Where ideas, equipment, campaign strategies and social events can be easily co-ordinated and shared across the entire Indygroup network. Locally, regionally and nationally.

Here is a full explanation of the NYR IndyApp concept and its practical functions

State of play

We currently have 107 participating groups on the IndyApp platform and that number is steadily growing all the time.

Our task now is to complete the platform and provide each of the groups with their own Local forum for discussion, planning and self-organisation. It is this 'Local Forum' system that will allow the groups to network with one another as independent members of the 'National Forum'.

To save time in explaining what has already been created, why not watch our latest User Demo and download the newest IndyApp version 1.1? You can get networked and judge our progress for yourself...

Watch our User Demo

& then download IndyApp1.1 for FREE


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IndyApp completion is now Urgent!

Changed political circumstance?

Snap election or not, Holyrood has already declared a new Independence Referendum will happen 18-24 months from today. This is our complete focus! So, it is now a matter of urgency that the entire IndyApp 'National Forum' structure is fully completed, working and downloadable as quickly as possible. We propose achieving this within 3 months of our crowdfund ending successfully (4 months from today).

Here is a full explanation of the NYR IndyApp concept and its practical functions

A National Convention

It is also our intention to hold a National Convention of all participating indygroups, approx. five months from today. Under our current rate of growth we could easily be 150+ groups on the day (plus general public), making this a fantastic face to face grass-root networking opportunity, aswell as a great publicity centrepiece to collectively launch ourselves from.

This very public collective 'statement of intent' will mark Scotland out as the most technically advanced grass-root campaigning nation in the world!

NYR IndyApp: Evolution...

Alongside these App delivery date changes, we are also in the process of evolving and changing as an organisation ourselves. From what was a small, ideas based design and production team, into what is already becoming a national organisation of 107 autonomously networked community groups (and growing). This dramatic transformation obviously requires a ‘step change’ in both organisational and funding arrangements.

The good news is, we have already planned for these changes and developed an IndyApp funding strategy based around mass participation and voluntary micro donations. For this strategy to succeed however, we need to get from where we are today to where that new mass participation model can begin to kick in. This crowdfund appeal (and its accompanying cost breakdowns) are simply our best estimates of the minimum required to reach that sustainable, self funding stage.

How we encourage new group formation!

As each user downloads the IndyApp, they register using the first half of their postcode. This allows us to locate each download within a general postcode area, while still ensuring all user addresses remain completely anonymous.

This understanding of our user distribution across the country allows us to compare IndyApp download distribution with our local community group network, as it develops over time during the new indyref campaign. This cross referenced user information can then be used to encourage new group formation wherever there is the potential local IndyApp support to sustain those new groups

How to communicate directly with all yessers!

Combining our new user distribution capabilities with the IndyApp’s private messaging function allows us and our participating groups the ability to keep in regular contact with all those pro-Indy supporters that download the IndyApp but that are not yet a member of a local group or involved in the campaign. This makes it possible now to target yes supporters that have downloaded the IndyApp with very specific local campaign messaging. An amazing grass-root advance on IndyRef1!

Magnifying local campaigning power!

These new capabilities will obviously increase local reach and community campaigning power of the Independence movement. It will help us encourage early participation in campaigning from all those new supporters that want to help but don't know how. Especially during the heat and organised chaos of the closing stages of IndyRef 'New'!

So, the faster we can raise the required funding, the sooner we can get on with completing the following tasks ahead...

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NYR IndyApp 2.0

Specification for completion within 4 months.


Task A

Local forums

FUNCTION: To aid each Group in organising themselves into an effective campaigning force

  • Local Committee Rooms
  • Local Resource button
  • Group Votes and Objection Notices
  • IndyApp Development Button


Task B

National Forum

FUNCTION: A place where local groups can post campaign ideas, proposals and practical experiences they feel will be of interest and benefit to their fellow groups.

  • National Committee Rooms (and List of Committees)
  • National Resource button


Task C

Editor Portal (Internet based)

FUNCTION: Allow Group Editors and National Admins easy access to all the integrated app functions already described.

Link to Demo Film explaining how our existing Editor Portal 1.1 is used


Task D

New NYR IndyApp Website

FUNCTION: To extend secure user access to IndyApp functions on the Internet to match those currently available via mobile devices. Including secure login capabilities across all platforms.


Task E

Co-ordinate National Convention of the Groups

FUNCTION: This will be the publicity centrepiece to kick us all off as a fully functioning national grass-root community group network.

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Breakdown of delivery expenses:

IndyApp 2.0 ‘National Forum’ stage

(Including all back payments incurred to date)


Design and Coding

Cloud-nueve........................................................................................... £4500

Mofis........................................................................................................ £3500

Developments and updates....................................................................£800

Films and Tutorials (incl. equipment and rental) MrFilmSmith............................................................................................£2000


Minimum Annual Running Costs

Office rent (12 [email protected] £195)...............................................................£2340

Start-up server space (12 [email protected] £50) ..............................................£600

Phone/broadband (12 months x £45)....................................................£540

Group Editor support

Webinar software ([email protected] £35)......................................................£420


Wee Blue Van (accommodation to visit and support groups)

Annual maintenance + MOT.....................................................................£250

Insurance (12 [email protected] £30).....................................................................£360

Road tax (12 [email protected] £21).....................................................................£252

Travel and Tours........................................................................................£350


Convention planning & Co-ordination....................................................£600

Perk badges................................................................................................£300

Subtotal...........................................................................................£16812


Human Resource paid as a stipend only

J Baird (12 [email protected] £650).....................................................................£7800


Guide: 6 months of min wage spread over 12 months

@£7.50 x 8hrs x 5days = £300p/wk x 52/2 = £7800/12

Total ................................................................................................£24612

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NYR & Indy App in Print

The National

tinyurl.com/zocfc4m

tinyurl.com/zy82fdz

The Sunday Herald

tinyurl.com/hxk482x

tinyurl.com/hb5kdqf




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