As part of GovCamp Toronto, there will be an area where attendees can stop and check out 8 different open data apps. Open data applications are a great way to see Open Government in action, so be sure to check out these apps and meet the great people behind them. Also being showcased is the winning app from Random Hacks of Kindness Toronto. The talented team that worked on this project last weekend will also be present to answer any questions.
Here is the list of featured applications.
|Save the Rain||http://www.save-the-rain.com/|
|You Chose the Change||http://tasdesigns.ca/app/|
And, here is a description of the winning application from Random Hacks of Kindness Toronto.
Hermes Message Carrier is a joint project with Random Hacks of Kindness’s Toronto and Atlanta branches. This mobile app sends messages to either a phone number, email address, or twitter feed, even without cell or internet connectivity. Devices using the app will create ad-hoc connections to share the messages, and whenever one device has connectivity it will dump the entire collection of messages to the server to be distributed to the intended recipients. The server will also push all applicable messages to pre-existing Ushahidi instances that are set up to map disaster relief information for a specific area. Eventual location for the project (just getting set up now): http://messagecarrier.org/
See you soon!