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A presentation by Peter Andries, ATiT …

A presentation by Peter Andries, ATiT
Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010.

Session: ICT for Governance and Anti-Corruption (GAC)

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  • 1. Pigeon
    An SMS based networking & data collection tool
  • 2. Where did the idea come from?
    Conferences / workshops
    Looking for a mechanism to:
    let participants contact each other
    data collection from audiences
    Common technological denominator: SMS
    Standalone
    PC equipped with GSM modem
    Pigeon software
  • 3. What technology is used
    SMS Server Tools 3
    Free software package that can be used to send and receive text message
    GSM modem or mobile phone with PC Cable
    Drupal on WAMP or LAMP
    Opensource web application framework
    Custom coding
    Link between Drupal and the SMS Server Tools
    Interface, logic
  • 4. How does Pigeon work?
    • Networking service
    P02 Are you available for a meeting? Greets Chris
    Are you available for a meeting? Greets Chris – reply P01 + MSG
  • 5. Some screenshots
  • 6. How does it work?
    Data collection tool
    Questions for the respondents can be added and are assigned a unique code (voting, polls)
    Questions can be asked by participants by means of texting
    Statistical processing possible
  • 7. Questions that come in from the audience
    Questions that are asked to the audience
  • 8.
  • 9.
  • 10. What can you do with it?
    Conference
    Workshop
    Forum, e-mail, web
    Radio, podcast
    TV
    Leaflets
    Newspaper

  • 11. Care to try it out?