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  • 1. OOPS: Online Offline Publication System Information sharing in difficult contexts twitter: @fciriaci
  • 2. •Specialized team + many partners & collaboration •Providing software design, development and consulting •Building tools for knowledge management, communication & collaboration •Focus on humanitarian organizations, international development and social •Working internationally
  • 3. Better Software for a Better World
  • 4. The challenge •Problem: provide/distribute relevant, updated information •Context: limited connectivity in time and bandwidth, location, etc.
  • 5. The most popular solution so far...
  • 6. The idea •Leverage existing Web Products •Cross platform •Use emerging Web Standards
  • 7. Online Offline Publication System (OOPS) •System to produce websites •Offline (with search, navigation, tags, links, etc.) •That update •Everything through the browser
  • 8. Some OOPS features •Provides portable, in-browser, and soon mobile •Manages files annexes, links and advanced search •Allows commenting and feedback •Optimized for low bandwidth
  • 9. Made with Open Source Architecture Uses HTML5 and Gears Extensive platform support
  • 10. DEMO
  • 11. Analysis started in July 2009, in production since March 2010.
  • 12. Future? a new breed of web applications •Based on OOPS or similar products •NEXT is: •data collection • communication • collaboration •...
  • 13. An opportunity worth exploring “Many organizations share the need to make knowledge available where Internet connectivity is limited in availability, time and bandwidth.” •to make knowledge travel •to make it easy to share, collect, distribute knowledge •being open, standard and smart :) WEB + OFFLINE = powerful ICT4D tools
  • 14. Questions? References OOPS Overview - http://www.reflab.com/solutions/online-offline-publication-system OOPS Repository - http://code.google.com/p/online-offline-ps OOPS Demo - http://code.google.com/p/online-offline-ps/wiki/DemoInstall HTML5 offline - http://www.html5rocks.com/tutorials/offline/whats-offline/ Logistics Operation Guide - http://log.logcluster.org/ Francesco Ciriaci @fciriaci francesco@reflab.com +39 050 866 54 14 +39 333 4284 675