The citizens' government concept is developing apace. A LOT of work has been put into the idea.
All software links have been worked out and the system is now very close to the pilot run.
Just a few more days of work left to tighten up the website design.
What the project team now needs is ONE android based smartphone in India with connection to the internet.
The smartphone will then operate SMSSync, an ushahidi plugin that collects SMS texts from an installation of SMSSync app. This app will upload all the SMS received on the phone into the Ushahidi installation, which queues them up for reporting.
If you can spare an unused android based smartphone available – if only for testing – then the cost of piloting this project will come down, else its start up cost could be Rs.10,000+ (including network costs).
Please write to me at sabhlok AT gmail DOT com.
Once the pilot is done, we'll obviously upgrade the whole system. But it would be good if Indians can chip in their time/phone/energy for the pilot.
If you don't have a phone please pass on this request widely to all your contacts.
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