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9th
Feb 2016
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Feb 09 2016 21:53
@christroutner - side question: are you interested in doing the highly graphical javascript stuff?
like with d3.js etc?
Or if somebody else comes along that likes that stuff, would you rather leave it to them?
(I have done some of it badly, so the somebody else will not be me.)
This has to do with the Bergnek project where they are trying to get some help from HP, which might come in the form of programmers.
If they do, they would do their own fork so as not to get in your way.
But we might suggest things they could do.
One would be a phone app, which has to be tailored to African use cases and patterns.
Because Keith of Bergnek says everybody has an Android phone, but maybe one PC in the whole town.
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Feb 09 2016 22:01
What kind of phone app? Do they plan to include all the NRP functionalities in the app?
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Feb 09 2016 22:43
I seriously doubt it. Lynn is writing something up about it.
My vote is for a conversational app: notifications from NRP, responses from workers, logging work, etc. etc.
Simple simple stuff.
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Feb 09 2016 22:44
Simple is good
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Feb 09 2016 22:44
Plus, we have no idea if this will happen.
Warren of the Bergnek project seems pretty sure it will.
So if it does, we want to direct them toward stuff we want them to do.
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Feb 09 2016 22:45
Good idea
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Feb 09 2016 22:45
I am also guessing that people will not have the latest and greatest Android.
Keith says they do Whatsapp a lot.
In otherwords, quickie-simple interactions.
Somebody (probably Keith) will need to plan the work.
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Feb 09 2016 22:46
WhatsApp is the most popular app in emerging economies
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Feb 09 2016 22:46
On a PC.
So we want whoever does it to emulate that... :grin:
Lynn Foster
@fosterlynn
Feb 09 2016 22:48
Oh dear, I probably need to join WhatsApp to be able to talk to my daughter better. I guess it will educate me for this effort too. :(
(Been avoiding it because of sale to Facebook.)
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Feb 09 2016 22:48
:)
Bob Haugen
@bhaugen
Feb 09 2016 23:08
Well, Lynn, also because we don't have smart phones... :wink:
Lynn Foster
@fosterlynn
Feb 09 2016 23:09
well for sure that....
may need to get one, kicking and screaming...
Maria Frangos
@mfrangos
Feb 09 2016 23:17
Omg
You're isolated!
Lynn Foster
@fosterlynn
Feb 09 2016 23:42
yeah, out in the woods, dumb phones that only work if you stand in an exact spot by the door.... good thing we got great internet!
... but no FB