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Mobile phones for civic engagement

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Presentation from John Hamerlinck's March 29, 2011 webinar on using mobile phones in civic engagement efforts

Presentation from John Hamerlinck's March 29, 2011 webinar on using mobile phones in civic engagement efforts

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  • 1. John Hamerlinck
  • 2. Agenda
    Why mobile?
    Some available options
    Ideas & more ideas
  • 3. Numbers
    97
    % of U.S. college students own a cell phone www.campustechnology.com/articles/57155
    80
    % of phones that will integrate GPS by the end of 2011 www.isuppli.com
    % of people across all age groups who believe that they will get a quicker response from a text than from an email or voice message www.cellsigns.com
    38
    % of people who access the Internet via mobile phone www.pewinternet.org
    Photo By Giana Milazzo, http://my.hsj.org/
  • 4. I’d rather text.
    http://www.onlineitdegree.com/cell-phone-usage/
  • 5. You might use text messaging to. . .
    Collect data
    Advocacy
    Create Web content
    Push people to a website
    Crowdsource
    Raise Money
    www.broadtexter.com
    http://twitter.com
  • 6. imagine
    adapt
    create
    some basics
  • 7. Let’s start with the familiar
  • 8. Don’t have a smartphone?
    http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/sms/
  • 9. http://www.google.com/mobile/docs/
  • 10. http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#text
  • 11. A mashup is a webpage or application that integrates complementary elements from two or more sources.
    Image: http://thehalfpat.com
  • 12. Google Maps Mania
    http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/
    http://www.programmableweb.com/howto
    API
    (Application Program Interface)
    How can my program talk to your program?
  • 13. http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html
  • 14.
  • 15.
  • 16. www.walkscore.com
  • 17.
  • 18. http://www.seeclickfix.com
  • 19. www.citysourced.com
  • 20. www.layar.com
  • 21. data collection
  • 22. Data Collection
    What data is to be collected?
    How will the system fit best with the work flow of data capturers?
    How will the data be analyzed?
    How will the data collection process be managed?
    Mobile Phones for Data Collection
    http://mobileactive.org/howtos/mobile-phones-data-collection
  • 23. Data Collection
    www.rapidsms.org
    Text message framework that manages data collection using basic mobile phones
    Can present information on the Internet as soon as it is received
    Not constrained to any particular kind of mobile device
    End users don’t need to install any software on their phone
    Free, but requires a little technical knowledge to set up
  • 24. Data Collection
    www.scanr.com
  • 25. assessment & evaluation
  • 26.
  • 27. Photo Essays
    time sequences | locations | ideas | events
    Useful Resource:
    “10 tips to craft a photo essay” by Leonard Goh
    http://asia.cnet.com/digitalliving/tips/0,3800004921,62053636,00.htm
  • 28. Key Informant Interviews
    video or audio
    first person voice
    document process & outcomes
    - comfort of interviewee
    - be sincere
    - be conversational
    - open-ended questions
    - listen (The phone just records; it doesn’t listen.)
  • 29. Use social networks privately for reflection and formative evaluation.
  • 30. www.storify.com
  • 31. www.storify.com
  • 32. Citizen Journalism
    http://megafone.net
  • 33. fundraising
  • 34. Mobile Fundraising
    image: benedikt koehler | http://blog.metaroll.com
    image: benedikt koehler | http://blog.metaroll.com
  • 35. www.chipin.com
    www.facebook.com/causes
    FOR REGISTERED NONPROFITS
  • 36. Mobile Fundraising: Text-to-Give
    http://www.mgive.com
    1 yr. contract, packages start at $199/month, plus a fee of .35 cents + 3.5% per text message gift
    A beginner’s guide to mobile fundraising
    http://www.socialbrite.org/2010/09/24/a-beginners-guide-to-mobile-fundraising/
  • 37. Mobile Fundraising: Text-to-Pledge
    Vendor Examples
    http://textgiving.com/http://www.texttopledge.com/texttopledge/home/
  • 38. more innovative mobile use
  • 39. www.waterforpeople.org
  • 40. mHealth
    http://www.slideshare.net/PSFK/psfk-presents-future-of-health
  • 41. mHealth
    www.text4baby.org
  • 42. Crowdsourcing/Communitysourcing
    http://crowdmap.com
  • 43. QR Codes
    Geo-Historian Project, Kent State University
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsPRpQfHYOY
  • 44. Projector Phones
    Advocacy
    Information Sharing
    Research
    Sharp SH-05C
    Samsung Anycall
    CECT N70 Triband
  • 45. adapting and creating socially responsible
    mobile phone apps
  • 46. Does a smartphone app already exist?
    www.goodguide.com
    www.sparked.com
    (formerly “The Extraordinaries)
    http://catalista.net
  • 47. Developing Your Own Smartphone Apps
    Ask someone.
  • 48. DYI
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2010/12/30-plus-tools-for-building-your-own-mobile-app.php
    Google App Inventor for Android
    http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/learn/gettingstarted.html
  • 49. John Hamerlinck
    john@mncampuscompact.org
    320-308-4271
    Web
    www.mncampuscompact.org
    Blogs
    http://mncompact.wordpress.com
    http://cdce.wordpress.com
    Twitter
    http://twitter.com/mncompact
    Facebook
    www.facebook.com/mncampuscompact
    YouTube
    www.youtube.com/user/MNCompact
    Thank you for your time.

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