Monday, March 23, 2009

Update - March 23, 2009

It's been several weeks since the last update, despite my claim to provide updates each week. This is going on my improvement-needed list. But, glad to announce that we're now working on 3 civic projects and organizing the first-ever Democracy Camp in India. More details below.

  • FixOurCity is now in private beta. The only pieces left before going public beta are integration with the Corporation site and populating DB with pincodes/areanames (that are not supported by Google Maps).
  • We're working with NNFI to allow people in India to voice their opinions/priorities to the new yet-to-be-formed Indian government (along the lines of ObamaCTO)
  • Also, we're working on a service to allow citizens to report elections issues (e.x. machine broken, vote already cast, ...) via SMS. Later on, this service can be used to monitor issues during riots, natural disasters, ... as well.
  • Lastly, eMoksha will be sponsoring an iDemocracyCamp in Chennai during early June to share/discuss ideas in the areas of online democracy and civic software.
If you need additional information on any of the above, send us a mail.