Hacking Toilets?!!! (sanitation hackathon, sanitation-related Apps for Smartphones)

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@Elisabeth: smartphone compatibility could be achieved by a) a mobile template for this Kunena forum, e.g. www.mobilejoomla.com/extension/kunena-mobile-joomla-extension or b) an app like Tapatalk which is already compatible with Kunena and available for various mobile platforms (iOS, Android, BB).

@Steve: The ToiletDashboard sounds sexy indeed. I am afraid this will all depend on the quantity and quality of data though, at least for developing countries.

The idea we had in mind with sanimap is to have a similar world wide map that would display sanitation-related infrastructure and provide some exportable data tables.

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What if the ToiletDashboard had a geo-spatial component?

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hi, I am Catalina and I work with ToiletHackers ( www.toilethackers.org ). Is there anyone interested in joining the SanHack through this forum over the weekend?
How can we link people at the Hackathon sites with this forum?

If anyone is interested in joining either on site or virtually contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I am going to be based at the NYC site.

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All those that participated in the SanHac (sanitation hackathon) please do share what you got up during the Hackathon here on the SuSanA forum!

I am sure the SuSanA community is really keen to see what you guys developed in such a short period of time.

Looking forward to some interesting feedback! ;)

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Hi All,

what I found concerning the SanHac is an AUDIO from Nick Dickinson about a Financial app that would set sanitation cost benchmarks. His solution to the worldwide sanitation crisis can be checked out under the following link:

www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/technotalk/...ion-cost-benchmarks/

Looking forward to what you think of it. Hopefully there are some more great ideas!

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As a follow up for organizations wishing to further develop their tools:

www.camp.thegadflyproject.org/grant.htm

A small funding opportunity for web based geo applications.

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Dear Juergen, that's an excellent thought provoking comment (time to open a can of worms perhaps?).. and I also an excellent idea...sorry not to have got back to you since we discussed Sanimap with Trevor. Perhaps Trevor could give us an update from his side where this is something that SuSanA can invest some time/resources into. From IWA side, I am keen to see this move forward as I think it is a good way for people to see what is going on in different parts of the world. I think the data requirements to upload information about projects should be light so that it is easy to use and then it is possible to upload addition reports and supporting information etc. best regards, Jonathan

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@JKMakowka: thx! Do you know who the person/org behind the Gadfly Project? Because it doesn't provide much info on the website and I would still prefer to have a real contact before I submit anything. I've also seen it here www.idealist.org/view/program/K6MCjCpJF7mD/

@jonpar: Thx! Let's just do this sanitation map in 2013. I won't wait for any donor to sponsor it, even though I'd love to see support from their side (even afterwards, maybe). The problem really only is about creating a site that not only maps something, but also offers an export of data for further use. And then of course the data needs to be crowdsourced. I really like your idea that it should not only include sustainable sanitation projects, but also conventional infrastructure. It's surprising that we still don't have such a mapping solution available online.

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Sorry, no idea. Just happend to come accross it while looking for funding opportunities for the Ugandan NGO network I work with. And while this doesn't fit to our profile, I though someone here might be interested.

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Dear all,

I recently came across this nice little factsheet (thanks to the e-mails by WASHplus weekly) and thought it fits well into this thread where we discussed the Sanitation hackathons and mobile phone apps for sanitation in the past:

A Brief Overview of Sanitation App Developments, by Marie-Alix Prat and Sophie Trémolet (2013). ( www.shareresearch.org/LocalResources/Not...f_apps_June_2013.pdf )

This note gives an overview of the types of apps (mainly prototypes) that have been developed so far in the sanitation sector and identifies the need for further development of ICT tools.

I also created a separate thread for the suite of apps called "Sanitation Investment Tracker" here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/62-wg-...old-level-sanitation

This thread which was originally called "Hacking Toilets" is by the way our number 2 thread (20,303 views so far)! It was located under "Events" until now, but I have now moved it to here under "Working Group 9 on business and awareness creation". Not sure if it fits perfectly into this category either and am open for better suggestions. We may need a new sub-category on ITC tools one day if that topic proves to be popular (ITC = Information and Communications Technology).

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