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The Big Issue goes app

 
April 15th 2011
 


The Big Issue
, the magazine best known for being sold on the streets by homeless vendors, is to become available as a mobile phone app, according to the magazine’s founder, John Bird.

Mr Bird announced the planned development at Is homelessness set to rise?, a debate held at the London School of Economics to mark the launch of Street Stories, St Mungo’s oral history exhibition.

Under the new scheme, when a buyer downloads a digital copy of the magazine, the app will register their location and pay the nearest Big Issue seller.

At the debate, Mr Bird also mentioned plans to move some vendors in-office to blog and write for the magazine.

Further details on the app are yet to be announced, according to The Big Issue Foundation. Look out for news of developments in the next issue of The Pavement.

 
 
 

April 2011

 

Contents

Stand still and be counted!

Controversial strategy continues in City of London

Thugs jailed for attack on asylum seeker

Secret camp discovered in Villa grounds

Another violent assault

Bradford body finally discovered

The Big Issue goes app

Rough sleeper’s story takes to the stage

More hostel beds lost

Guerrilla campaign sees skeleton sleeping rough

End to restrictions on Eastern European nationals

Rough sleeper badly burned

Reading man charged over rough sleeper‚Äö?Ñ?¥s death

Enlightened hospital policy

Proposed soup kitchen ban makes way for £2.8m Westminster development

IWIC loses funding

Birmingham rough sleepers share in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Home-made for the home-less

Cannock project supports homeless with free toiletries

St Martin’s Helpdesk open for fewer hours

Skills for Life

I don‚Äö?Ñ?¥t know what I‚Äö?Ñ?¥d do without this place

Report reveals upward trend in homelessness

Befrienders help turn houses into homes

Scottish chef gets a taste of success

Politicians put under pressure to hear homeless voices

Glasgow homeless hit for council tax payments

Street Shield: The byelaw

Westminster - two sides of the argument

 

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