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Introducing DadShed is Digitising the Home User Manual (House Technical Specification)

Introducing DadShed is Digitising the Home User Manual (House Technical Specification)

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Introducing DadShed is Digitising the Home User Manual (House Technical Specification)

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Hello Crowdholders,

Most people around the world manage their homes and offices using the trusted tools of a pen, paper, telephone calls and on-site visits. As far as we are aware, in general, homeowners currently do not use any technology to manage properties other than e-mail or cloud-based storage service.

 

As examples, how do you as a property occupier gain access to the warranty details of a washing machine, have somebody fix that broken handle or view the rental contract in a digital format?

 

Insurance companies have advised DadShed that 1 in 3 trips to manage properties are just to look at the issue, not to repair or resolve. Additionally, property management challenges are growing due to the increasing complexity of buildings and advent of technology within homes. The DadShed app enables property developers to create a better experience for their purchasers, helps them organise their documentation in effect a Digital Home User Manual (Home User Guide) and connect their approved suppliers to that building, for the long term. Additionally, we believe this will also provide any occupier with a platform to organise their home, not only for new build property developers, though for the secondhand and commercial markets too.

 

Here is an exmple on how it would work (with images): 

 

 

The questions for the crowd are:


1. What other uses of the digital duplicate of inside buildings could be found beyond just making managing your home easier?

 

2. Are there any other methods people use to manage their homes beyond what we have discovered? We have also heard examples of property managers using Facebook Group and WhatsApp Group

Looking forward to hearing your feedback.
The DadShed team





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I am in no way familiar with the phenomena called home managing. If my door lock is broken i need to go to the store and buy a new one. Or if i am lazy, or it's too much of a challenge due lack of knowledge i search online for someone to repair it. That's with all things in house
If it's something inside warranty i simply return it with the warranty paper that is sometimes printed, sometimes in my mail. That's it. Who should i send a picture to when something is broken?

I have no idea what's the use for this app.

1 week ago

1. What other uses of the digital duplicate of inside buildings could be found beyond just making managing your home easier?

  • It is a good application which could break into the maintenance care and also into the increase of the service life of many products, as well as into the storage of legal documents relevant for the area. A good idea would be the application in education. This sector, which is not normally taken into account, could play a big role in your application. In classrooms, for example, maintenance care is needed and at the same time, many products are needed not only for the classroom itself (desks, chairs, blackboards, etc.), but also for students (school materials, books, notebooks, etc.).

2. Are there any other methods people use to manage their homes beyond what we have discovered? We have also heard examples of property managers using Facebook Group and WhatsApp Group

  • The other platforms I know similar to yours, are a little more robust, in the sense that they are more tedious when using them. They are not very userfriendly. Nor would it be wrong to urge for social networks, to see what current movements there are on the subject. From time to time I have seen a few advertisements about how to manage homes.

1 week ago

I propose to address the issue from the opposite. Just an option to consider. What if the app provides the confirmation of a current state of some objects that do not require repair or maintenance?

If running on a distributed ledger, the app could provide the property owners with a possibility to create highly customized digital passports for various home appliances, expensive furniture, collectibles etc. Some similar solutions are available for cars, diamonds, and collection wines. An owner of an apartment can make photos of some valuable object to fix its current state. Time and place matches can be attached to the photos. Such a set of data can be saved in a blockchain where no post-factum alterations are possible. Hence, when the owner offers the apartment for rent, an irrefutable proof of a good condition of the selected inner objects is always available. So, in case of a dispute with renters in case of some property damage, the owner can use the app as an evidence. Of course, if an apartment is rented on a daily basis such an option can hardly help. But for a long-term rental of a decent housing having quite expensive home appliances, the immutable digital passports for everything more or less valuable in a house can help facilitate insurance cases if they occur. IMHO

3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

Ejay Dario guru

I'm more experience and know the circulation in this Blockchain Industry.

This is a great project fixing materials right now is the good opportunity to earn money, you can help everyone with this platform nice Idea for making a unique project for everyone.

3 weeks ago

I can see property owners using this not only to streamline the repair process, but also to log how often the unit requests repairs. This would protect the owner's investment by pinpointing whether the item needs to be replaced or the occupier needs to be investigated for willful property damage.

3 weeks ago

Karen M guru

It would also be possible they the repair was done correctly, if it's a call back. On the other hand, if tenants are right/careless, that would be a problem.

1 week ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

Wow a very nice and very handy app, this app will go a long way to improve the maintenance care for many persons and also it will also help to improve the total average life span of many product. 

 

I will add that apart from the default snap and send method if suggestion can be provided from a list of possible solutions to certain problems, rather than just the normal snap method with this way it will be possible to provide faster solutions to certain problems and also to equip you before hand to prevent some form of damage to products. 

 

So I will say that apart from just product under warranty, offline preventive control guidelines and also repair guidelines can be added to make and provide more solutions to a wider variety of persons

3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

TOM STEEL guru

This is a very good app and from the looks of it it will be used more by the erdely since they will be less likely to be able to repair broken stuff. 

Will be the app or the server on the other side be able to provide self services for quick on hand job, like the picture above, or it can only provide repair services. 

And also how will emergency be handled in case of a various serious emergency.

Will the app also provide off line details about how to go about doing stuff and also offline information about the different service provided that is available there. 

Will like to know about these, because I will very much like to integrate this app with the kind of job that I am into. 

Nice work done and great project. 

3 weeks ago

mike dmann guru

I am excited about the future of all crypto currency.

I can see this in many commercial industrys. The DIY/makers could really use this in highlighting troubleshoot and building. 

Hopefully this app will have many crypto payment options with incentives to use. The name DadShed might be confusing to one without a dad or without a shed.You have to ask yourself. Does one need a dad or a shed? If your anwser is yes, well, i think this could be the app you are looking for. Airbnb management  would be huge using this. More people are moving away from anything FB related.

3 weeks ago

Karen M guru

Maybe you toaster wife could fill in for the dad shed

1 week ago

I am interested in giving physical objects names on the blockchain. 

3 weeks ago

Al Wallace guru

Food and cryptocurrency blogger with a diverse interest in investment/ crypto

1. I can see the app being quite useful for landlords and tennants in respect of storing legal documents relevant to the area. In the Uk for example you need to have all your electrical appliances tested and you could make the certificate for this accessible online. Also you need to have landlords insurance and the proof of insurance document could be stored using your platform for peace of mind for oth the tennant and the landlord. There are numerous other documents needed for a landlord such as fire safety certificates, landlord registration numbers etc. Currently, at least in the UK, it is very easy for rogue, unregistered landlords to let out their property without meeting all the relevant legislative requirements and so providing the tennant with access to your platform would offer them peace of mind. It might even add value to you rental as tennants would be more likely to trust you. 

Another thing to consider is to let your platform offer secure storage for all your household paper work. Mortgage letters, buildings and contents insurance papers and all your documents related to land registry etc. If you could offer encrypted storage via blockchain technology to make this information immutable and secure then it I can see it making peoples lives much easier as currently most people store these items on pieces of paper in the house which means that a) they can be stolen or b) if disaster happens and there is a fire you lose everything.

As a tennant you could also store your references and perhaps credit check scores so that if you are switching accommodation you can simply provide this to your new landlord assuming they are also using you app. This would save the tennant time and potentially money because they wouldnt have to run around trying to gather all this information every tie they move property. Landlords could both view these documents and perhaps add their own for the attention of other landlords.

2) the only platform that does anything similatr to what you are trying to do that i am aware of is unclutterer. But this is more of a generic user manula platform and probably doesnt offer a more bespoke service lik yourselves.

 

good luck!

3 weeks ago

1. It can be used for sharing community/neighbor’s gist, probably there is something going on in the neighborhood that needs to be passed across, and you can add features/information/tips on how to manage the home, like some general appliance or some DIY tips.

2. Yeah, there are other ways to manage our homes, you can create an incentive for using your app, and sharing useful experiences, so one will be encouraged in sharing meaningful details on how they treated peculiar situations, and no need to re-invent the wheel, just leverage the existing social media handle, by creating your own platform for your users in them, so they don't get off the platform they are used to.

3 weeks ago

Avi Syed expert

Unique App ,I really like ,its great features like click pic of any home appliances issue ,advance solving problem.

4 weeks ago

stephen black expert

Hello. For the first issue, most any business could benefit from a functional app like this. A hair salon leasing a spot in a strip center can send the issue to the landlord simultaneously to contractors to get their estimates. Rather than, calling the landlord, he inspects the issue, and finally calls on a repair company. This can include the middle man while allowing the tenant to directly get their issue addressed and fixed quicker.

I have used an online submission form for issues but nothing that is as quick as taking the issue to the contractor immediately. 

4 weeks ago

Nicola Nuttall new user

1. This app could be used in many ways. For example a landlord could use this to manage a tenants requsts or maintainance issues. Also up to date proof of rent payment and inspections, tenancy agreements and deposit/rent in advance infomation in case of future dispute. Could also be used to store up to date info for things like medical notes eg test results and appointment reports.

 

2. These days most landlords/angencies keep in good contact for these things due to the increase in regulatory protocols.

I hope you find this helpful!

1 month ago

Karen M guru

1. This app could work for hospitals. There are many machines and equipment that need to work properly all the time. Any way to minimize down time would be a great help. Also, at gas stations, there always seems to be at least one pump out of order. This app could help the repair process be faster. Another idea. Wouldn't it be great if when you took your car to the mechanic, the problem would already be diagnosed, the parts ordered/received and ready for repair.

2. There are many 'how to'  you tube videos for almost any repair you can think of. People use the calendar in their phone to schedule routine maintenance. A lot of businesses send reminders when it's time to service appliances etc.

1 month ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I wonder how I even mentioned the transportation and education sectors without thinking of the health sector.

1 month ago

Karen M guru

There are so many possibilities for this app.

1 month ago

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I bet ya

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De Gem guru

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1. I believe your first question will be better understood when framed this way: Digital duplicates of inside buildings makes managing your home easier. What are some other uses?

To start with, it can be used to map out similarities in problems found by various home owners via building a database with the data provided by DadShed app users. This, in turn, helps to determine brands of home appliances, building materials, furniture, etc. liable to giving problems in the future. Home owners can then avoid such brands to ensure better planning.

- Secondly, I think DadShed might be very useful for the transportation industry. Faulty seats, worn out tyres, faulty engines and other vehicle related problems can be uploaded onto the app in cases of emergencies such as breakdowns during long travels. The nearest mechanic can then come by to fix the problem (without coming to check what the problem is). But I guess that might also be a whole lot of work on its own in terms of the app development but it's worth a try.

- Again, the educational sector cannot be ignored as students constantly tamper with and destroy school property. Items ranging from door knobs, boards, chairs, beds (in cases of boarding houses), tiles, walls and even grass are spoilt on a daily basis. All these items can be categorised under the portfolio of DadShed and can be worked upon. It will be a great place to explore.

2. Yea. I've seen threads on Twitter teaching people how to manage their homes. People also vlog on YouTube about home management and repairing broken items in the home. A lot of YouTubers have videos on kitchen hacks, simple carpentry skills for the home, plumbing hacks, home insurance tips and a whole lot of other important stuff DadShed is tackling. Some Instagram accounts do same and you'll also find questions on Quora about similar stuff where people have provided a variety of answers where one can get immense help from.

1 month ago


Wow this is a very good app and it will go a long way in helping many persons most especially those that live in suburbs and rural areas with little access to quick time services.

I want to ask if the damage done to a product must be repaired by the same provider or you can choose for another service provided to do the job.

The services that the app renders is it for only product still under warranty period or for any product that suffers damage.l

The payment for services will it be done through the app - like pay before service - or done after the job -.

I will also say that products should provide enough details in the user manual for self services and also in case of emergency, and if possible make the manual available to buyers for those that misplace theirs. This might help to save some unnecessary calls and cost.

And also I didn't come across any web link, so I am assuming that this is still an idea rather than a project?

1 month ago

dr dent18 expert

Great job but such apps already exist in many of the communities i know. Yes every apartment however small has a whatsapp group and also services like Urbanclap already exist.

1 month ago

Dean Walsh guru

Don't listen to me because of who I am, I'm nobody like everone else.

Looks like a nice idea. It would require a lot of related businesses cooperating to make it work, but focussing on new build is a good idea for making that possible. This could definitely be useful, especially with things like the warranty for an appliance or even the user manual if you could get digital version of them, and even more so if you can make a search function to get information from them easily. Keeping all that paperwork and remembering all the detail of what is covered and for how long and so on (including for insurance too) can be a real hassle.

I'm not entirely sure what precisely you mean by a 'digital duplicate of inside buildings' - a kind of virtual reality visual replica? Or a floorplan and various details stored in a database? Or does this phrase just refer to the conglomeration of different data about the house which you would hold?

Either way perhaps some ideas may include checking whether furniture fits inside a space and perhaps what it would look like before you buy would be one thing. Perhaps also opting-in to either rewarded advertising or discount deals on home improvements which you might need based on info held about your home may be good. If you could find someway to scrape and organize data from things like insurance documents then maybe even checking for duplicate cover from different policies.

I don't really know anybody who uses anything other than a desk drawer or filing cabinet to manage their homes.

One other comment I'd like to make would be that creating an Alexa skill or the equivalent for similar services would be a great idea for something like this.

1 month ago

This is a good app, just think all you have to is take a snapshot send it out an bam a quick response and done how cool is that.

1 month ago

Using a simple app like Dadshed, it will be very convenient to solve various inconveniences in the office or home quickly and inexpensively.
In addition, if you upload a photo and explanation about the exact problem, the repairman (or factory) will also be able to save time and money by thoroughly preparing the necessary items in advance, so it is effective.

1.Other uses of the digital duplicate of inside buildings may be applied to fire protection facilities, elevators, electrical devices such as earth leakage breakers, and lighting facilities (fluorescent lights).

2. In Korea, some on-line sites are operated as the mother's café and many kinds of Band. The members of the communities exchange information including photos online about their interests and share various inconveniences in the house and apartment. 

1 month ago

I think i know what you are trying to accomplish. Storing objects and their meta data and disclose them in an app. That data can be handy for sure to mitigate future issues, manuals and insurance purposes. The question is who is going to get access to what data and objects in the app and how to secure it. I do believe the bigger property owners use service management programs but i don't have examples to share. The idea has potential but i think you have to scope down more on the potential customers and their needs.

1 month ago

Nuno Caeiro expert

I’m software developer/team leader for 15+ years

Interesting concept for managing a house. I don’t know every warranty I have for my home utilities: coffee machine, TVs, etc. and or user manuals when needed. This means that I’ll spend more money than needed.

1. Plumbing maintenance. Usually we don’t know where the plumbers are and need to spend a lot of money to fix some minor issues.

2. Don’t know any other methods.

 

1 month ago

1. I am trying hard to wrap my head around the whole concept but if my understanding is correct, this is a solution to ending disputes between landlords and tenants. I haven't experienced the app but from the image above, I assumed it would be run by more than one person.

2. I prefer WhatsApp and telegram. Most recently started using slack for work and its great.

1 month ago