Mobile Activism

Processing Android with Ushahidi

For my project, Nestless, I used Processing Android to create a front-end interface to interact with Ushahidi. Now, there are several reasons why this is advantageous: 1. Processing Android allows for unique interfaces that are entirely customizable, which can be crucial when designing a UI that best fits certain projects. For example, in my app, […]

[Nestless] A mobile app to help homeless

[Nestless] A mobile app to help homeless

UPDATE: The project is in testing. Please visit NestlessNYC.com for more info. —— UPDATE: A lot of people are stumbling onto this blog post and asking about the future of this app. Well here’s the update: I’m working hard to consult with people to design a working system. In addition, the technical side of things […]

Mobile Infrared Fighter

Mobile Infrared Fighter

I’ve been working with the Kinect’s 3D sensing technology and realizing the immense power it could have on surveillance. In fact, infrared in general is a touchy subject because, I think, it offers cameras a view of the world that humans cannot see. That’s perhaps why Boston residents balked at a heat-sensing infrared camera that […]

SMS for prenatal care

I ended up making a pros and cons list for SMS-based services, because I often felt that a) it was being used when it didn’t need to be used and b) many of the services I envisioned had already been implemented. Many of the “cons” had to do with the major limits we have with […]

Processing for Android: First delve

I’ve delved into Processing for Android, and I decided to post very basic documentation on how I got started. It took a few tumbles, but I’m up and running. There are instructions on the Android for Processing website, but I’ve boiled them down. I worked on a MacBook Pro, so I can only help with […]

Mobile App for Social Activism

Mobile App for Social Activism

There are several types of mobile applications for social activism, but I was particularly interested in two types of them. The first: Apps that demand little from the user, but provide money to causes via advertising. One of my favorites is Sproutster, which uses the Free Rice model. Users essentially play a game, during which […]