FLap is an initiative to promote development and usage of Free and open source technology solutions for Social causes. FLap aims to give wings to Social causes and enable outcomes to soar high, fast and far. It is truly a relay process and a team effort, where different individuals and teams volunteer and run in the following 3 Laps to achieve the goals for FLap:
NoteLap: A phase where the technology solution requirements for a particular Social Cause are studied and documented by a volunteer team, at a level of detail which will support prototyping and building of an application in the next lap.
CodeLap: In this phase, a team of technology volunteers come together and build rapidly, by coding and testing, a working application for the Social cause.
SupportLap: A smaller team of individuals continue to provide onsite and remote support after the application has been deployed realtime.
UC ( www.yousee.in ) has been involved in engaging volunteers to support development of free and open source software applications for some of the social work programs it has been extending support to. UC's site itself and the Health Information System called Health4All, have been entirely developed by a volunteer team, over a period of 5 years, demonstrating the kind of delivery level that is possible with consistent volunteering effort. The Health4All and a couple of health care related applications being developed by the volunteer team at UC are now being used at a Public Hospital, 3 Indian Red Cross Society Blood Banks, a few Non-Profits involved in health care delivery and also a Public Health Infrastructure Development institution. These applications provide efficiencies to these institutions and indirectly to the people served by them. More such public purpose institutions are keen to use such applications and UC hopes to take this effort forward through the FLap initiative.
Volunteers with the following skills are welcome to contribute in this initiative.
Skills: MySQL, PHP, Model View Controller (MVC) framework, Code Igniter, Bootstrap CSS, JQuery, Git Version Control, Manual Testing, Documentation.
Coding Guidelines: Here are some coding guidelines we recommend for the volunteers contributing to applications in the FLap initiative. To participate and know more about this initiative, you are welcome to contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-9000183123
Health4All – A health information system
which can be used to manage Patient Information at Hospitals and Mobile Clinics.
This application currently has the following modules - Patient Registration, Blood Bank, Lab, Equipment Tracker,
Sanitation Tracker and Staff. This application has ongoing development with more modules getting added to it.
Project Tracker – designed for tracking high level progress of projects being executed by Public Sector Infrastructure Development Corporations in India.