The NYR IndyApp is a non party-political communications platform for the ENTIRE Yes movement. Where ideas, events, campaign strategies and resources are all easily co-ordinated and shared across participating groups. The IndyApp also provides a simple way for the public to locate and contact those groups directly. All Yes events across Scotland are now also centrally searchable by date and interactive map.
By making it simple to get involved locally, more Yessers can easily join the Independence movement, helping existing groups grow, new groups form and dormant groups reform.
The IndyApp platform is now ready for training!
170+groups are already registered on the IndyApp and signed up to the concept of collectively creating a decentralised grassroots campaigning organisation. Without training though, most groups are still unaware of the full range of platform functions available to them. Functions designed and built purely to facillitate the formation of that grassroots run (and controlled) campaigning reality.
Our training has been tested and designed to enable every registered Group to take control of how they best want to use the IndyApp. Only through interaction with others on the platform can the groups begin to self-organise and take collective responsibility for building the decentralised campaign organisation that the grassroots Yes movement so desperately needs… and FAST!
Our three point strategy to train and network every IndyApp registered group in Scotland.
1 Hold a national training weekend in Perth to practically train all group Editors and interested group members on the new IndyApp platform and its functions. At the event, use those functions to create support structures among the newly trained, and begin building the necessary grassroots structures needed for decentralised national campaigning.
2 Cascade same training and network building down to every group membership across the country, with training collectively organised locally and regionally. Once groups are properly networked and able to respond to enquiries from the public, we can all focus on expanding IndyApp membership to as many Yes supporters as we possibly can.
3 From that solid base, we can then actively publicise IndyApp Encourage registration of the wider Yes supporting public. The more Yessers register on the IndyApp, the bigger the grassroots Yes campaigning pool becomes. Not another petition of names but instead an ever increasing pool of individually contactable Yes supporters.
IndyApp registration is a nationwide process, but once registered, everyone on the app is contactable locally by the grassroot groups as soon as IndRef2 gets called! Local grassroots organisation of the non-party political, ‘normal Yesser’ is the real power of the IndyApp when preparing the movement for actual ‘face to face’ IndyRef2 campaigning. The platform has the capability to register, and then mobilise, all those hundreds of thousands of Yes supporters willing to get stuck in, but only motivated to action once IndyRef2 and social campaigning for Yes is well under way!
Essential tasks your donation will help NYR fund.
Where all users can find answers to frequently asked questions as well as easily access a library of short user demo and training films. We will also have an area in the knowledge centre for ordering Group Training Packs, User Manuals and where new groups can register for training with our new Editor Support Areas.
In close collaboration with the groups, we will begin recruiting IndyApp Area Admins, responsible for regional IndyApp group support. An area admin will be responsible for the verification and registration of all new groups as they join the network. Area Admins will also be responsible for communications between local groups and the general public, who have registered on the IndyApp and fall within the different campaigning group areas.
Once large scale training is complete, we will inevitably need to make final fitting and adjustments to the IndyApp and Editor Portal functions (as required by its users). This final incarnation of the IndyApp is important, but can only be completed once NYR have access to reliable feedback from trained users who are practically engaged in campaigning. It is this ‘final fit’ version of IndyApp that will be pushed to the public after Christmas.
As the platform becomes used by more and more groups we will put into practice our enhanced security plans to avoid the various types of on line attack that a successful Independence campaign platform is likely to suffer. These plans have financial implications for our current server costs. In addition to security, we also have functionality development of the platform as well as all the usual ‘day to day’ NYR organisational expenses of office, transport, equipment and staffing costs.
Every penny donated by YOU will be multiplied for US!
For more information on the capabilities of the platform, our strategy or to simply find out more about us and the NYR IndyApp’s ambitions, please just follow the link.
You can also watch this short film Our grassroots journey to IndyApp