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Android application that sends reports with images and location data as well as receives alerts from others who have sent in reports to the Ushahidi site. Syncs with any Ushahidi deployment and works in offline mode.
A free and open platform giving all musicians access to tools that let them manage, promote, and sell their music online.
Decision support to help non-industrial forest manager adopt ecological forestry practices
AKA "GIBBERBOT." Gibberish over Jabber: Off-the-Record Encrypted Chat App for Android.
Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in the U.S. Congress. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.
An application to increase the availability of image descriptions in textbooks for print disabled students.
A suite of tools developed as a part of Open States that provide a framework for scraping, storing, and sharing legislative information.
OpenTreeMap is a wiki-inspired, web-based geographic tree inventory application that enables individuals, organizations, and governments to work together and collaboratively map the urban forest.
Ushahidi is a platform that allows information collection, visualization and interactive mapping, allowing anyone to submit information through text messaging using a mobile phone, email or web form.
Open Science Framework promotes integrity, reproducibility and transparency in the scientific workflow.
myRobogals is the global intranet and record-keeping tool for Robogals. It simplifies many of our day-to-day tasks, including organising school visits, managing and communicating with members, and easily collecting statistics on a global scale.
CKAN is an open-source DMS (data management system) for powering data hubs and data portals. CKAN makes it easy to publish, share and use data. It powers the http://thedatahub.org/ and http://data.gov.uk/ among many other sites.
A mobile-friendly web app that provides information to guide individuals to an intake center, a place where meals can be accessed, and a place to sleep for the night.
Commotion is an open-source communication tool that uses mobile phones, computers, and other wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks.
The Open State Project collects and makes available data about state legislative activities, including bill summaries, votes, sponsorships and state legislator information.
Khan Academy has created a generic framework for building exercises. This framework, together with the exercises themselves, can be used completely independently of the Khan Academy application.
The Khan Academy API gives developers access to nearly all types of Khan Academy data via a RESTful API that outputs easy-to-parse JSON.
OpenLMIS is a highly configurable logistics management system to support different organizations and governments who are struggling to make medicines and related supplies available in far fetched health centers at the right time and in right quantity.
Empowering coders to find open source, social good projects and improve the world.
A Ruby on Rails application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants.
Quill is a web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive grammar lessons for middle school students.
This is the API portion of the Ohana API project, an open source community resource directory. The goal of the project is to make it easier for residents in need to find services they are eligible for.
Promptly is a text message notification system. See http://promptly.io for more info on the project. See our wiki for documentation: https://github.com/codeforamerica/promptly/wiki.
DistrictBuilder is web-based, open source software for collaborative redistricting.
The Predator Alert Tool for Facebook is designed for survivors of sexual assault and rape. It allows you to share information about people in your social network who may be dangerous without having to reveal your identity.
The Khan Academy Live Editor is a dynamic code editor developed for the Khan Academy Computer Science curriculum.
A government-wide search and notification system. Currently deployed to scout.sunlightfoundation.com.
A visual document mining system for investigative journalists, for reporting on large (up to 1M) messy unstructured document dumps
A nonprofit, crowdfunded, open-source mutual fund for charity -- With a RubyOnRails API, and JS/CSS/HTML UI, we're changing the landscape of charitable giving.
The Code for America Brigade program is an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.
A application that gives denver residents notifications about upcoming street sweeping occurrences.
A portal for the technical women of Systers and sub-groups (Latinas, LGBT, Black Women in Computing, TurkishWiC and ArabWiC) to share information, build community, and list events across many geographies.
The Code for America API. Tracks and motivates activity and participation across the civic technology movement.
Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adults to learn web and software development in a judgment-free environment.
Growstuff is an open source platform to help you learn about growing food, track what you plant and harvest, and swap seeds and produce with other gardeners near you.
BizFriendly helps small business owners learn how to use the internet to better run their business.
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