Internews Center for Innovation & Learning

Internews Center for Innovation & Learning
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Tools

Keeping up with the ever-changing technology can be a full time job. ICIL makes the job a little easier by providing an index of tools that are helpful to the field of media development. You can search our selection of tools by selecting tool themes, topic areas, searching key words, or just browsing through.

  • Jux - a platform for showcasing images, video and articles

    Jux lets you create an online presence for promoting your content. While the platform supports written content as well, Jux is not a blog engine, and the assumption is that what you upload will be image rich. It's perfect for photographers or organizations that may want to showcase photographs.

    Jux gives the user a web identity that hangs off jux (ie. username.jux.com) or it's possible to have a custom web address as well. Jux also lets users pull their images from Twitter and Facebook.

    The platform is gui driven, but you do need a decent internet connection.

  • Kopo Kopo

    Kopo Kopo offers a software-as-a-service that enables Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa to affordably integrate with mobile money systems (e.g. Safaricom M-Pesa, Airtel Money). Kopo Kopo is one of the first companies to offer this service on a subscription basis and is positioning itself to be the leading mobile money payment gateway in sub-Saharan Africa. The Kopo Kopo platform is written in Ruby on Rails and sits on Amazon Web Services.

  • MailChimp

    MailChip is a great service to help with long-mailing lists as well as designing email campaigns for different groups. You can design beautiful templates and them interactive. Social services such as Facebook or Twitter are integrated into MailChimp. Users can manage their subscriptions and enjoy spam-free life, selecting only those   mailing lists that matter most to them.

    (MailChimp website)

  • Managing News

    Managing News originated as a news aggregation and republishing platform heavily integrated with RSS/Atom. Users can track a diverse set of RSS/Atom feeds, visualize them, and republish selected reports on a platform that allows for mapping and pluggable visualizations. Managing News has subsequently added SMS functionality to the system. The system is based on Drupal, and integrates several open source projects including OpenLayers, SimplePie, and many Drupal plug-ins.

    (from Managing News Website)

  • MapBox

    Interactive maps are bandwidth heavy and in order for them to appear quickly on a website, a dedicated, fast hosting environment is required. MapBox is a hosting platform for interactive maps, and is an alternative to Google Maps.

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