Project Name: Peace and Resilience Apps
Partner: VSO Philippines
Outputs: Product Ideation, UX/UI Research, UX/UI Design, Mobile Development (Android), Web App Development, API, Integration with EngageSPARK SMS Gateway
VSO Philippines, along with its partners, monitors incidents related to civilian protection, human rights, natural disasters and humanitarian concerns.
To facilitate this, an Android application was developed to gather incident reports and a web application to manage reports submitted from the mobile app. As VSO Philippines’ partners operate in areas with poor or no Internet connectivity, the mobile app can submit a basic report, using a form with input controls, to the web application via SMS using an SMS gateway. A feature that is not common in popular open source mobile data collection apps. This shortens turnaround time to define and implement urgent interventions. A supplemental report allows gathering of more information on a Barangay level. Supplemental reports are associated to basic reports by incident name and incident coverage (e.g. province, municipality or city, barangay).
With the web application, reports can be filtered based on type, date range, location (province and/or municipality or city) or using different combinations of any of these variables. Reports can be exported to a comma separate value (CSV) format for further processing.
The mobile application is accessible, for now, through a private distribution channel managed by VSO Philippines.