Mobile App Framework for Humanitarian Focused Apps

The ubiquity of handheld computing technology has been found to be especially useful in disaster management and relief operations. Our focus is to enable developers to quickly deploy mobile applications that take advantage of key sources such Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, and government data, that empower citizens to contribute via crowdsourcing, and that provide up-to-date information to decision makers. We are looking for students with some Android experience to extend our app framework (http://air.csail.mit.edu/punya/) with functionality to handle data streaming, google cloud messaging, and data analytics.

Please contact Lalana Kagal at lkagal@csail.mit.edu for more information.