Telelinker ( Or whatever you want to call it, idea)
One of the biggest things we have been told that Ingress needs to succeed is financial security, and that Ingress struggles with this. This undoubtly puts a halt to some ideas for upgrades, or items within the scanner as anything that is done to advance or better game play, requires time, energy, and money. In speaking with @laughingwater , we discussed an idea that i wanted to put out there and see what the response would be with Agents and how it could be worked out if at all possible.
The idea is something like Kickstarter which ive named Telelinker for now. It would be a place where projects could be posted to judge 1- the interest in the project and 2- if it could be financially supported via Agents. I imagine a variety of things could be posted, like upcoming events to new items. Agents that support/donate to see these projects succeed could possibly get the items they support, if the items fully backed, first before they are posted for sale in the in app store for the rest of the players. Events of course would be different but maybe it could be something as simple as supporting/donating agents could get one supporter pack for the event they supported?
Again, this is just simply an idea and i obviously have no experience with how it could work but i feel like this could be a way to bring income into Ingress while also helping the community feel heard because ultimately they would be the ones donating to the ideas that become reality.