Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Site Launched

Below are important updates since last post.

1. The new site was launched over the weekend. One pending task is to enable SEF URLs.
2. Another good week on the technology front. Resolved an elusive Apache mod_rewrite issue and got close of 75% of the functionality working on the development host.
3. Registered domain.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Progress update as of 02.17.2009

Now that we've been gaining momentum with FixMyStreet adaptation and several partnerships with local organizations in Chennai and Bangalore, we'll start providing weekly progress updates. Below are updates since the last blog post.

1. New website is getting close to launch. Planned launch date is Feb 23, 2009.
2. Made good progress on the technology front. We have a skeletal FixMyStreet up and running on a development host including integration with Google Maps and support for latitude/longitude (as opposed to easting/northing). Based on the current backlog, we estimate the rest of the changes to take anywhere between 6-8 weeks, enabling a possible beta launch by mid-April.
3. Based on current conversations with the Janaagraha team, it's likely that we would launch the civic infrastructure management platform (yet to be named - if you've any suggestions please mail to in Bangalore along with Chennai.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Progress update as of 02.06.2009

It's been 2 months since I started FT working on eMoksha and below are some interesting updates.

1. Got our first advisor Mike Mathieu who is the founder of FrontSeat, a civic software company and incubator.
2. Working on adapting Mysociety's FixMyStreet platform for India and Norway.
3. Partnered with Janaagraha and CityConnect in Chennai to launch the first version of citizen engagement platform.
4. Partnering with several local organizations and companies in Bangalore and Hyderabad for launches in those cities (which we hope to do soonafter Chennai).