We quickly accept all kinds of cookies and statements to get started quickly with the function of a particular App or IoT device. Although there are all kinds of authorities warning about cybercrime and every country has drawn up privacy rules, we are actually doing too little with that. But that is not easy either. It seems impossible to investigate whether all Apps on your phone and all Internet of Things devices in your home or office are safe and reliable.
Below we give a view of the development of the idea to where we are now.
July 12, 2020
Peter Novitzky will strengthen our team with his knowledge of the application of philosophy and ethics in the technological world.
July 2, 2020
The website trustable.online is now officially online and thirty people have been asked for their opinion.
June 17, 2020
The questionnaires are stored in the I depot to protect copyrights after consultation with a lawyer.
The English questionnaire is being built into the website.
Via a voucher from the SIDN fund, we receive guidance in branding the idea from the company Generous Minds. The session provides a good idea of how we should put trustable.online in the market.
Via Fiverr we received a logo and icons made. We determine a reliable green color.
The websites trustable.online is online and the first Dutch questionnaire is being built with the help of the company Defacto.
Four Tilburg University students are available 2 days a week this month to participate in the survey. This in the context of Tilt Clinic (TILT = Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society).
March 5, 2020
Official kick-off of the work package in which we will develop the survey. The initial questionnaire is being developed with us by an AVANS working student Joëlle van der Laan, who has also been added to the project. The questionnaire will ultimately extensively question App developers and makers of IoT equipment, resulting in a transparent ranking in the areas of privacy, data processing, technology, ethics, integrity and functionality.
February 26, 2020
Domain name trustable.online registered.
In conversation with Tilburg University, we would like to qualify for a so-called Tilt Clinic (TILT = Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society). Tilburg University also believes in our idea and from a dozen applicants we select 4 international students who will contribute to deepening our questionnaire in April.
February 5, 2020
Received official grant letter from SIDNfonds
The application to the SIDN Fund for the pioneer subsidy of € 10,000 is awarded.
We are going to build a concept of a website and a survey that provides information about the reliability of Dutch Apps that are used to report incidents
December 20, 2019
The Dutch domain name betrouwbaar.online registered.
Together with AVANS university of applied sciences, we write a pitch for a pioneer subsidy from the SIDNfonds. This fund supports innovative internet projects that contribute to a stronger and safer internet.
Ben Kokkeler tipped Jan to submit an application for a pioneer subsidy to the SIDN fund.
Ben Kokkeler (teacher of Applied Sciences at Avans Hogeschool) is enthusiastic about the idea and together we are looking for possible sources of subsidy. We are working out a plan for an SBIR scheme. Unfortunately we will be rejected in July 2019.
The idea for a comparison site was born and Jan approached Tom Pijnenburg to develop it together with him. As a web developer and host provider, Tom is convinced of the need to work with reliable Apps and software. Tom and Jan get to work together.
After a negative experience with a developer (who used the name of Jan without permission for a positive assessment), Jan came up with the idea for a benchmark for the reliability of Apps and IOT equipment.
Jan Otten wins the Social Innovation Award with his SafeCity App. An App that allowed users to stream images of unsafe situations to help agencies. The App was ahead of its time but ran into the limitations of the then 3G networks and was therefore not continued. Jan continued to support App developers from his expertise.