Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Disaster-Relief Phone Apps Made Simple

A collaborative effort between the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently announced launch of a tool set that allows non-technical individuals to create disaster-relief focused Android applications. At the heart of the effort is App Inventor - open source software originally sponsored by Google. To create a new application, a user need only "snap" together color-coded components.  More below: 

(Paper - Workshop on Semantic Cities - Beijing, August 5, 2013)

 Excellent! Kudos to Google, QCRI and MIT!

Graphic credit: MIT

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