Friday, March 5, 2010

Kiirti, Mi Panama Transparente and more...

Kiirti's new layout design is now available on the development host. Please bear in mind that the site and its content are still under development. Below are few interesting updates since last post.
  • SMS integration setup in progress. Messages sent to shortcode 56677 with the prefix kiirti {instance-id} will be routed to the right instance in the backend.
  • Reliance Communications has offered to provide a nation-wide 860 at considerable discount to support voice-based reporting.
  • Simmortel has helped setup automatic IVR-based callflows in 7 languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi and English. This functionality is truly a one-of-a-kind feature for a civic management website in India.
  • Few early adopters of the Kiirti platform include, ESG (Environment Support Group), CHIRAG (Central Himalayan Rural Action Group), TIIGS (Indian Institute of Geographical Studies), NNFI (National Network for Indians), etc.
Below are updates on eMoksha's international projects.
  • Mi Panama Transparente is getting re-designed with help from a native Panamanian web designer and is planned for public launch (in collaboration with ICFJ and several Panama media outlets) later this month.
  • Sudan VoteMonitor was chosen as the official election observation portal at the Sudan Civil Society Organizations meet in Nairobi last month. Work is in progress to setup an Arabic version and SMS integration.