Person Finder Mobile Project

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Summary

Google Android mobile app to record data on the ground in Haiti on people (reporting missing people, found people and their status) and automatically upload the information to the online database, Google Person-Finder. The source code can be found at: http://code.google.com/p/person-finder-mobile/source/checkout. For user testing, the app name is "Person Finder".

Status

Ongoing project - started during the previous week - Related to the Person Finder project

Needs/Tasks

Please delete needs/tasks when they are complete!

  • Coordinator to work with Stuart Moffatt - organize the android phone users below
  • Users with Android phones to download ODK Collect and get the Person Finder form (PF001) from http://person-finder-mobile.appspot.com
  • Everyone to log issues on http://code.google.com/p/person-finder-mobile/issues/list
  • http://person-finder-mobile.appspot.com
  • Developers familiar with ODK Collect to check the source of the Person Finder form to make sure it matches the PFIF spec at zesty.ca/pfif
  • Folks to develop documentation on how to use it (both for testing, and then for a simple 1-pager for training in the field) -- send me your email so I can add you as a contributor to the Google Code site and we'll use the wiki for documentation
  • Anyone speak Kreyol? When you open the form, click Menu > Change Languages > select Kreyol. I know "Description" is not translated correctly
  • It would be great if our contacts at Google could find some phones to support CrisisCamp Silicon Valley, or elsewhere around the country. ODK Collect has been running for a while, so perhaps some older Androids could handle it

Coordinator/Communications

  • Project Lead: Stuart Moffatt skype (stuart_moffatt) email: stuartmoffatt (at) gmail.com
  • irc.rhok.net #personfindermobile


Cities working on Project

  • Where-ever Stuart is on the east coast
  • Silicon Valley

Overview

Project Twitter hashtag: "ccppl"

The Person Finder Mobile Project supporting the Haiti relief effort is ready for testing.

  • Customer: People Finder
  • Location of Lead: Virtual
  • Volunteers

User interface of mobile devices: jeannie Stamberger, Jeannie.stamberger@sv.cmu.edu,

  • Web Link

Project Twitter hashtag: #ccppl

UI User Feedback

Feedback 1

From Jeannie Stamberger and Maria Maslova User-input for Google Android from Maria for ODK Collect:


INFORMATION

  • Information not in the app and requested in Google Person Finder under “I am looking for someone”:
    • Author name, Author phone number, Author email, Author – original URL
  • Information not in the app and requested in Google Person Finder for people reporting on status of a person (under “I have information about someone”’?):
    • Message – A message for this person or other people seeking this person required
    • Have you personally talked with this person after the earthquake (required)
    • Last known location
    • Your contact info (required): your name
    • Your contact info (required): your email address
    • Your contact info (required): your phone number
    • Disclaimer
    • Status
    • Last known location:
      • When refugee camps are set up, it may be very important to record sub-camp information for location, such as: camp/hospital name, camp identifier, camp record number, sub-location in camp
  • Information useful in previous conflicts for finding people:
    • Name, gender and (if available) date of birth of a spouse, children, siblings, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles.
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Place of birth (town, village, etc)
    • Government ID #
  • Additional information which people may want to report/record:
    • current needs of person
      • shelter;
      • food;
      • water;
      • medical treatment
      • other
    • Their contact to outside of Haiti
      • contact info (email address, phone, etc. ) and relationship (e.g., friend in US)


FORMAT

  • FORMAT: To comply with Google Person Finder information format, we suggest putting the additional status information we suggest in the following areas in the Google Person Finder form:
    • Google Person finder form field “Description”
      • Name, gender and (if available) date of birth of a spouse, children, siblings, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles.
      • Gender
      • Date of Birth
      • Place of birth
      • Descriptors (give examples? Weight, height, eye color hair color?)
      • Status – current status
        • Found [checkbox]
        • Deceased
        • Missing [checkbox]
    • Google Person finder form field "Status" or “Last known location”
      • Location (address)
        • camp/hospital name, camp identifier, camp record number, sub-location in camp
        • Physical address if available
        • Other
  • Verbatim from Google People Finder: Languages in Google Person Finder:
    • English | Français | Kreyòl | Español
  • Use the following verbatim text from Google Person Finder:
    • “I am looking for someone”
    • “I have information about someone”

INTERFACE

  • Interface recommendations:
    • Language choice at beginning of app.
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