Demonstrations

This page links to a few demonstrations. Some of these demonstrations are related to open source products we have led or contributed to, some are SBC4D products. Below each one is described with a link for testing it. Please note that these demo are just here to illustrate some of our work, but are not implementing most of the features that are essential in real-life services (e.g. a carefully design web and audio/ivr interface, authentication, etc.).

The software described below are not off-the-shelves products that one can take and use directly, but are more toolboxes that need to be specifically adapted for a given service.

NB: the demonstration presented below highlight some of the most innovative features of the services. However, the development and deployment of a given service in a given context usually requires some of the features below but also some less innovative elements such as SMS services, Web specific components etc. that we are also providing when managing a project end-to-end.

Radio & Citizen Journalism platform

The aim of this demo is to demonstrate the power of multi-channel platform. The platform can receive news contribution from the Web as well as from mobile through a voice channel. The mobile voice interface allows to place and listen news, place and listen citizen reports, and listen specific radio customer broadcast.The Web interface enables radio customer to send their broadcast to the radio, and the public at large to see news, reports and other broadcast.The mobile voice interface also allow remote radio stations without internet connectivity and/or without computer to still access all the nformation provided by Web user or mobile users.
This platform is the heart of the EU-funded VOICES project that our CEO led for the Web Foundation. It is also the heart of the citizen journalist platform that was deployed in Ghana for the 2012 presidential election news coverage for Al Jazeera. We led this project on behalf of the Web Foundation.

On top of this open-source package, we have developed specific products applied in specific contexts like an emergency platform in Mali, developped in collaboration with Sahel Eco, during the war in the first semester of 2013.

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Agriculture Business Matching platform

The aim of this demo is to show how to collect data from people (farmers) that are illiterate through a mobilevoice interface, and then how to aggregate all these data in one radio broadcast that can be sent to different radio stations (using the platform demonstrated in the first demo). This demo show also how to generate the radio broadcast in different languages automatically (here in Bambara and Bomu, two languages in Mali).
This platform is the heart of the farmer platform that was deployed in Mali for Sahel Eco, a local NGO, as part of the Web Alliance for Regreening in Africa and the EU-Funded VOICES project. As part of its assignment with the Web Foundation, SBC4D staff led the development of the original open-source package.

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On top of this package, SBC4D developed a line of products related to business matching in agriculture. Those products, sepcifically developed to fit with local conditions, integrates, voice technologies, SMS, Web, and Radio access, and help farmers to access new market opportunities are the local, national, regional or global level. These products have been instantiated and are currently deployed by the International Trade Center in Kenya (See a nice animation movie about it.) and Fiji.

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Tabale – Meeting planner

Screenshot of TabaleTabale is a web and voice application to organize meetings and events for large groups of geographically scattered people. It is currently used by Sahel Eco, an agricultural NGO in Mali, in cooperation with the Web Foundation, as part of the EU-funded VOICES project.

The application provides a Web interface for the meeting organizer to enter people and create meetings. Then the application can phone the participants to ask if they intent to join the meeting. The system records responses and updates the web interface accordingly. In this rural Malian context, it is proving very useful to have a system able to automatically call people, as doing it by hand would be very time consuming, especially as people do not use voice-mail or SMS.

The system supports multiple languages.
As part of its assignment with the Web Foundation, SBC4D staff led the development of the original open-source package.
This functionality has also been integrated as a module in the Business matching line of products, including also other channels such as SMS and email.

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Helpline

The aim of this demo is to show how to setup an automatic helpline where people can call-in, drop a question, and call back later to retrieve the answer. The demo also manages FAQ.
This system is the heart of a platform deployed in India through a partnership with One World South Asia, Web Foundation, and North West University to enhance the existing Lifeline agriculture.
As part of its assignment with the Web Foundation, SBC4D staff led the development of the original open-source package.
This functionality has also been integrated as a module in the Business matching line of products, including also other channels such as SMS.

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Mapping


The two applications presented here are deployed in Fiji. The first one maps production clusters that exists in Cocoa, Ginger, Kava, Cassava and Dalo and show all the fields of farmers in the country. It is based on Open Street Map. The second demo maps farmers in the country (10k+ users). It is based on google Map.

 

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Visualization

Visualization is a critical building block in all projects we are running. It is the essence of open data portals, but it is also an essential elements for visualizing the analytics of mobile services. In this area, we have a partnership with Tabulae who is a very innovative company sepcialized in user-driven visualization. The two examples below gives an overview of a dashboard with different elements, and an individual graph that is customizable (click on the “playground” link)

  • View the example of a dashboard
  • Play with a graph