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A6f0140bf55e58863146c173b96f04c3?d=identicon&s=25 sunandan madan (Guest)
on 2013-07-31 09:59
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" Be a Change Maker! Rural Information Tool "


Hi Ruby On Rails Community,


Let me introduce myself first. My name is Sunandan Madan and currently
pursuing MBA in Rural Management from IRMA, Anand, Gujarat. I am an
alumnus
of DAIICT (Batch of 2007-11). I along with my two other batch mates are
working on a rural innovation project whose broader objective to help
solve
the rural needs through the use of ICT. In regards to that we are
working
to build a web based tool which can be used by NGOs and other
Development
Sector Organisations send critical information over phone as a voice.

With the help of college students from my undergrad college we have  a
basic, easy-to-use voice platform that can be used by NGOs and
Development
Sector Organisations to send out critical information like vaccination
reminders, pest attacks, govt schemes, market linkages over voice
messages
to targeted recipients in their local language and dialect.
The current system ( dhwani.herokuapp.com
<http://ngoservice.herokuapp.com/>
 ) is built on open source framework Ruby on Rails, MONGODB , HTML, CSS,
Javascript.


Till now we have not made any expense. We don't have any funding with us
to
support full time anyone or even part time.We are doing is because of
our
larger interest to fill information gap in rural areas  and because we
see
this tool as capable of causing great impact in different areas. But
there
are some funtionalities which are missing in the current tool  (
dhwani.herokuapp.com <http://ngoservice.herokuapp.com/> ) before it can
be
used by any ngo or development sector organisation. Some of the
functionalities are :

1. Making the website in all the major Indian languages (hindi,
gujarati,
malyalam etc)
2. Generating analytic reports in the excel based on the call summary
3. To integrate Dhwani application with multiple service providers.
Currently we are using only one service provider whose API we are using
to
make calls. We want to integrate our application with all those service
provider at the backend. Eg: one service provider is Microsoft IVR
junction.(http://www.ivrjunction.org/index.html)
4. Integrating the application with govt websites like Mother and Child
Tracking System and  open source frameworks like Commcare. (
http://www.commcarehq.org/home/)
5. Some More to come as time proceeds.

We wanted to ask you if some members of the Ruby Community can
voluntarily
work on this project to make this tool more robust and complete. Since
you
all are ruby experts it might not be a challenging task for you. But for
us
it is very difficult to find people who know ruby on rails and are
willing
to contribute their skills for a social cause.You can find more details
at:
https://jobs.hasgeek.com/view/9308e  .For reference i am also attaching
a
brief concept note on what this tool is capable of doing. If you are
busy
with some other engagements and cannot work on this project, we would be
really thankful to you if you can help us spread the word or can connect
us
with someone who can help us.



Please let me know what you think. Any suggestions are welcome.Waiting
for
your reply.



*Sunandan Madanl* | *Student - Programme in Rural Management | IRMA|*

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