Our mobile application allows people to find experiences in unusual ways, according to their interests and giving them the opportunity to meet many others along different routes in the city.
We decided to work for hobos: people who choose to live a wandering life. These people do not belong to a fixed physical place, have no permanent ties to people and live by the day in search of inner growth.
Venice 2020, where every object is connected wirelessly and communication between devices is free and these devices have high storage capacity and low power consumption. Payments are made through mobile devices such as smartphones.
Hoboes are wanderers who voluntarily adopt a homeless lifestyle based on simplicity, travel, adventure, soul-searching, marginality, and occasionally finding work to provide for themselves.
A code of ethics was created by Tourist Union #63 during its 1889 National Hobo Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. This code was voted on as a concrete set of laws to govern the Hobo nationwide:
To cope with the difficulties of their way of life, hoboes traditionally developed a system of symbols, or a code. Hoboes would write this code with chalk or charcoal to provide directions, information and warnings to other hoboes. Some signs included “turn right here,” “beware of hostile railway police,” “dangerous dog,” “food available here,” and so on.
Gill is a young recent college graduate who decides to leave his comfortable life behind to face the hard life on the road. He carries little with him when he travels but always has his smartphone in his worn pockets, his only link to his past.