Proposed by: google.org
Contact (name, email, phone, skype): Prem Ramaswami, firstname.lastname@example.org
Best way and times to contact during RHoK 2.0 Dec 4/5 2010: email
An easy to use Android app that will allow a user to send out an emergency broadcast message across multiple mediums to indicate they are not OK and need help.
More NGO workers have been killed in the last year than UN Blue Helmets around the world. NGO workers face increasing risk of kidnapping and targeted killings. Many of the NGO workers in these locations need the ability to broadcast emergency help messages.
Security has now been brought under one umbrella with Interaction serving as security for most NGOs. More and more NGO workers on the ground have smartphones. Building a proof of concept application which can help individuals easily communicate there location and status is extremely important.
I'm OK! is a website and mobile app that allows you to tell your friends and loved ones that you're okay in the event of an emergency or disaster situation.
RHoK project started in June 2010 in Santiago, Nairobi, Jakarta; perhaps it makes sense to merge these two projects together?
How will this work be taken to real users, or further developed? Will this be an ongoing team? Is there a NGO/group that's sponsoring it as an ongoing project? Who/how/when?
Google interns began a proof of concept in the summer of 2010.
New code (improved by Tel Aviv RHoK team) is currently at: http://code.google.com/p/iamnotokreloaded/ and will be moved to the original iamnotok codebase soon.
The next set of features to add are:
RHoK2.0 in Israel: the team lead by Nadir (email@example.com) started to work on this project. What we are planning to extend: