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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.
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.
What if learners could practice developing argument skills at their own pace in a game-like environment?
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.
Open Data Catalog is an open data catalog based on Django, Python and PostgreSQL. It was originally developed for OpenDataPhilly.org, a portal that provides access to open data sets, applications, and APIs related to the Philadelphia region.
An iOS app that gives users the ability to plan trip itineraries powered by OpenTripPlanner.
Drupal installation profile powering We The People at petitions.whitehouse.gov
A free and open platform giving all musicians access to tools that let them manage, promote, and sell their music online.
OpenTripPlanner is an open source multi-modal trip planner. For more information, see the project website: http://opentripplanner.org
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.
A native iOS app designed to fetch, cache, and display multiple feeds containing articles, photos, and live and on demand video.
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.
Quill is a web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive grammar lessons for middle school students.
What if students could collect images from their everyday lives and connect them to concepts learned in class?
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.
Empowering coders to find open source, social good projects and improve the world.
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.
This is a guide for open source projects looking to prepare for an event such as a workshop, hackathon, or sprint.
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.
A Ruby on Rails application that allows citizens to "adopt" civic infrastructure, such as fire hydrants. http://adopt-a-hydrant.heroku.com
Collect the abundant calories we burn or lose in the US and turn it into life saving food for undernourished kids, by a platform that allows individuals and groups to connect to popular fitness devices and apps.
OpenCounter helps entrepreneurs navigate the regulatory jungle they face when starting a business.
What if a group of learners could collaboratively investigate and add to a graph, diagram, or image in real-time to dynamically discover causal relationships?
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.
Project is to create a Ruby on Rails prototype of an online profile for students in the Beyond Z leadership program.
This project is take the Moodle.org project and create a custom theme for Beyond Z. We don't have any front-end devs/designers on the team yet, so if you have the skillz and want to help we would love for you to take a stab at it!
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.
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.
Alerts you of potential sexual predators on OkCupid based on their own answers to Match Questions patterned after Lisak and Miller's groundbreaking academic work on identifying "undetected rapists."
DistrictBuilder is web-based, open source software for collaborative redistricting.
Civic Insight makes real-time government data about a community’s underutilized spaces both publicly available and extremely easy to use and understand, making it easier for government staff and motivated citizens to improve their neighborhoods.
The Rumie launcher is intended to replace the default Android launcher on tablets used for education in underprivileged communities. The tablets are designed to be used in areas without regular internet access.
An open-source platform for users to learn more about works at museums and engage in meaningful dialogue.
An Android mobile client for the Aficianado museum discovery application.
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
This prototype will be a tool to crowdsource information from teachers and administrators about best practices to engage families with the school community.
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