‘Pillbox By Phone’
Gnomedex ’10 Open Government Hackathon
             Lightning Talk


         Mark Silverberg / @Skram
...
Data
The National Institutes of Health National Library of
  Medicine has exposed a ‘Pillbox API’ - an online
 database of...
Why Open APIs Rock



                           “Your search matched one pill. it is... <netadata>”

                    ...
Technology Overview



 VOICE           TEXT
                            Phone
 Open Government Data
      (Pillbox API)  ...
A Few Example
    Demo!
   Shape= Diamond
                             Channels
   Color = White
   Size = 14 mm
         ...
A Few Example
     Demo!
    Shape= Diamond
                              Channels
    Color = White
    Size = 14 mm
    ...
IM
Example
Why Use Tropo To Make Government
   Data Accessible to the Masses?
 • Focus on the data and message, let Tropo
   take car...
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  1. 1. ‘Pillbox By Phone’ Gnomedex ’10 Open Government Hackathon Lightning Talk Mark Silverberg / @Skram mark@marksilver.net
  2. 2. Data The National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine has exposed a ‘Pillbox API’ - an online database of pill information and photos compiled from official sources
  3. 3. Why Open APIs Rock “Your search matched one pill. it is... <netadata>” “That pill contains xyz which is used for migraine headaches. Regular dosage is 321mg every three hours.” A website: useful but... An API: endless possibilities
  4. 4. Technology Overview VOICE TEXT Phone Open Government Data (Pillbox API) × SMS IM Twitter
  5. 5. A Few Example Demo! Shape= Diamond Channels Color = White Size = 14 mm Service Access Number/Name Product Code: 0093-7247 +1 (202) 559-0911 +1 (202) 559-0911 pillboxrb pillbox@tropo.im +99000936 9991429430
  6. 6. A Few Example Demo! Shape= Diamond Channels Color = White Size = 14 mm Service Access Number/Name Product Code: 0093-7247 +1 (202) 559-0911 One number, multiple +1 (202) 559-0911 communication possibilities pillboxrb Call from an iPhone, pillbox@tropo.im other mobile devices, or any networked computer w/ a +99000936 9991429430 microphone for free
  7. 7. IM Example
  8. 8. Why Use Tropo To Make Government Data Accessible to the Masses? • Focus on the data and message, let Tropo take care of the infrastructure • Multi-channel platform (Voice, SMS, IM, Twitter) brings data to the citizen: • How they want it (preferred method) • When they want it (available 24/7) • Do good while geeking out

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