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“Cell phones become handheld tools for global development”

20091029_pid53210_aid53209_ugandaoverhead_w600_spanhighA UW news release concerning the Open Data Kit initiative, led by UW CSE professor Gaetano Borriello.

“Computer scientists at the University of Washington have used Android, the open-source mobile operating system championed by Google, to turn a cell phone into a versatile data-collection device. Organizations that want a fully customizable way to, say, snap pictures of a deforested area, add the location coordinates and instantly submit that information to a global environmental database now have a flexible and free way to do it.”

Read the full article here.  Learn more about Open Data Kit here.  Learn about the overall UW “Change” developing world research effort here.

October 29, 2009