Build a Mobile App for Citizen Science!

By February 3rd, 2015 at 12:24 pmwith one comment

scistarter robotTitle: Build a Mobile App for Citizen Science!

Goal: For this project we’ll conduct a rapid prototyping session to create a functional mobile web app for submitting photographs and field observations.

Why should you join this project? Join this group to gain a better understanding of the technical components necessary to build a database-backed mobile web application, and a functional app to play around with. After the Hackfest, I’ll keep the application running as long as there is interest. The source code we create will be available at https://github.com/wq/citizen-science-app.

What skills are needed? Scientific knowledge, Technical expertise, Communications experience, Programming experience, Enthusiasm, Ideas, UX/UI, Testers

What skills will this project’s organizer bring? I have a few years of experience building mobile web apps for field data collection (both citizen science and professional monitoring). I built the wq framework (http://wq.io) and have experience with Python, Django, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile, Leaflet, d3.js, and PostgreSQL.

What materials will this project’s organizer bring? A laptop.

What other materials would be valuable? Laptop, Data from other projects, Candy, Datasets (if possible), Mobile & Tablet Devices

Project website: http://wq.io/citizen-science-app

Contact: S. Andrew Sheppard sheppard@umn.edu

Twitter: @sasheppard

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