VoiceX

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VoiceX
Original author(s) Anant Bhardwaj
Developer(s) VoiceX Developers
Stable release 1.0.0 / January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)
Development status active
Written in Python
License MIT License
Website abhardwaj.github.com/voicex/

VoiceX is an open source platform designed to create an information ecosystem for people in developing world, with low-end feature phones that can't connect to the Internet, to generate, manage, retrieve, and search information.[1]

Details[edit]

Anant Bhardwaj, started working on this project at Stanford University, for the "Designing Liberation Technology" class, taught by Joshua Cohen, and Terry Winograd. He later moved to MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where this project is currently hosted. The project is released under MIT License,[2] and is currently being tested in Nairobi, over a toll free number (2122). It was first demonstrated in the workshop "Politics & Tools for Creatives" held at Pawa254 Hub, Nairobi, on Jan. 9 2013.[3]

Examples[edit]

Register/Unregister[edit]

Register[edit]

Syntax: register <name>

User Text: register stanford
System Response: Successfully registered stanford with xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Un-Register[edit]

Syntax: unregister <name>

User Text: unregister stanford
System Response: Unregistered stanford.

New Post[edit]

Syntax: post <msg>

User Text: post stanford is awesome!
System Response: Msg successfully posted. To view the post, text -- view 1

User Text: post voicex project originated from stanford DLT class! #dlt
System Response: Msg successfully posted. To view the post, text -- view 2

User Text: post hello all #dlt followers! this is an anonymous post! #dlt #anon
System Response: Msg successfully posted. To view the post, text -- view 3

Reply to a Post[edit]

Syntax: reply <post-id> <msg>

User Text: reply 1 this is a private reply to Stanford.
System Response: Your reply to post (ID:1) has been successfully submitted!

User Text: reply 1 this is a public reply to Stanford. #public
System Response: Your reply to post (ID:1) has been successfully submitted!

User Text: reply 1 this is an anonymous and public reply to Stanford. #public #anon
System Response: Your reply to post (ID:1) has been successfully submitted!

Search[edit]

Syntax: search <keywords>

User Text: search voicex
System Response: voicex project originated from stanford DLT class (Post ID: 2)

Follow/Unfollow[edit]

Follow[edit]

Syntax: follow <@name/#tag>

User Text: follow @stanford
System Response: You are now following @stanford

User Text: follow #dlt
System Response: You are now following #dlt

Unfollow[edit]

Syntax: unfollow <@name/#tag>

User Text: unfollow @stanford
System Response: You are now not following @stanford

User Text: unfollow #dlt
System Response: You are now not following #dlt

Notifications[edit]

Notification when somebody replies to a post

Reply(ID: 5, From: @anonymous) to Post(ID:3) - this is a private reply to Stanford.

Notification to followers of an organization (e.g. @stanford)

From: @stanford (Post ID: 1): stanford is awesome!

Notification to followers of a hash-tag (e.g. #dlt)

From: @anonymous (Post ID: 3): voicex project originated from stanford DLT class! #dlt #anon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyond Internet: A Technology Ecosystem for Slums and Rural Areas in Developing Countries" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ "VoiceX". Github.com. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Workshop: Politics & Tools for Creatives, Jan. 9 2013 @Pawa254 Hub". Nairobinow.wordpress.com. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2013-01-17.