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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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    Pigeon: an SMS based networking and data collection tool Pigeon: an SMS based networking and data collection tool Presentation Transcript

    • Pigeon
      An SMS based networking & data collection tool
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Some screenshots
    • 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
    • Questions that come in from the audience
      Questions that are asked to the audience
    • What can you do with it?
      Conference
      Workshop
      Forum, e-mail, web
      Radio, podcast
      TV
      Leaflets
      Newspaper

    • Care to try it out?