Social commerce APP is ready to help save our oceans
Press Release — Cape Town, June 12, 2019
The social commerce mobile application, OceansCam, helps spread the ocean conservation message by putting branded content into the hands of citizens and letting them share their positive ocean experiences and messages of concern about the state of the planet and its oceans.
CAPE TOWN, 12 June, 2019 — The JET8 Foundation today announced the launch of a partnership with The Lewis Pugh Foundation that will enable the first social commerce mobile application focused on saving the oceans.
The Lewis Pugh Foundation, founded by endurance swimmer, ocean advocate and UN Patron of the Oceans Lewis Pugh, has partnered with the JET8 Foundation to launch OceansCam. The mission of the Foundation is to protect the world’s oceans, which are threatened by pollution, industrial overfishing and climate change. The foundation has successfully helped create Marine Protected Areas in over two million square km of ocean, and has ongoing campaigns to fully protect even more threatened waters.
The app incorporates JET8’s FinTech technology to reward users for in-app engagement through JETPoints — a social currency with which users can make contributions to the The Lewis Pugh Foundation.
“We only protect what we love,” says Lewis Pugh. “Which is why I urge everyone to get into the ocean and be reminded of the beauty and fragility of this vital life source. And why I’m thrilled to announce a new way for you to share your passion for ocean protection: OceansCam lets you share your latest photos to encourage your friends to support ocean protection.
So next time you pick up a piece of plastic on a beach, find an alternative for single use plastic or have a memorable ocean encounter, share it on OceansCam and spread the love!”
Victor Zabrockis, JET8 Foundation Director, says: “We are very proud to support this initiative. Our aim at the JET8 Foundation is to enable crucial organisations like the Lewis Pugh Foundation to succeed in the digital age. The OceansCam APP allows the community to build memorable moments that connect people with charities like the Lewis Pugh Foundation.
“Through building global mobile communities using our decentralised social commerce app, the Lewis Pugh Foundation will be able to educate and influence more people, businesses, and governments than ever.”
The OceansCam App allows conservationists to create branded content and customise their photo and videos with branded Geo-stickers and Geo-frames, and earn points (‘JETPoints’) for every in-app like, comment, and share, as well as for cross-posting onto external social networks.
JET8 recently announced the World’s First Social Wallet. The JET8 Wallet is designed to give users a safe, seamless and pleasant experience.
The JET8 Wallet’s use of blockchain technology that makes it a secure custodian app for those wanting to safekeep their JET8 tokens, earn rewards, and buy real-life products.
OceansCam is available to download from the Google Play Store. For more information visit https://oceanscam.jet8.app/
ABOUT LEWIS PUGH
Lewis Pugh is an ocean advocate and endurance swimmer. Over a period of 30 years he has pioneered swims in the most challenging environments on earth, including the Antarctic, the North Pole and the Himalayas, and developed an understanding of the beauty and fragility of life and its many ecosystems. In 2013 the United Nations appointed him as the first UN Patron of the Oceans. He is an adjunct professor in International Law at the University of Cape Town. In 2016 he helped negotiate the creation of the largest protected area in the world, in the Ross Sea off Antarctica.
ABOUT LEWIS PUGH FOUNDATION
The Lewis Pugh Foundation works for the preservation and conservation of our oceans for a peaceful and sustainable future. The Foundation works closely with governments, scientists, NGOs, youth and concerned citizens around the world, uniting them around ocean protection. Their campaigns make a tangible difference: they have already been instrumental in helping to protect over one million km2 of oceans, and will not stop until at least 30% of the world’s oceans are fully protected. Find out more at www.lewispughfoundation.org
ABOUT THE JET8 FOUNDATION
With a focus on research and development, the JET8 Foundation is a non-profit technology company that supports the global adoption of decentralised engagement networks together with mobile engagement platform, JET8.
The social media apps available on the JET8 network support authentic and organic peer-to-peer communities, that connect people around their passion points and reward them for their creativity and engagement. JET8 innovates social engagement technology with the purpose of enhancing accessibility to ensure that anyone, anywhere, has the ability to interact and earn from their social influence on a global stage.
The JET8 Foundation was founded in 2018 and is based in Singapore.
For more information, visit http://den.foundation/.
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