This is a project that we made for Design For Unicef class in Fall 2009. I have worked with Jorge Just, Karla Calderon, Rune Madsen and Dharmarajan Ayakkad.
Aim of this project it to make “Family Tracing and Reunification” faster. Most of the cases that we saw, they are using paper forms that makes everything so slow. So, we offered them to use a mobile interface to do all the recording and searching. Also, this will give them a good database, that they can also use for automated matching.
After Haiti earthquake, they caught few people trying to kidnap children from Haiti. This incident, made the development process faster. We found some volunteer developers in ThoughtWorks to work on this application, and made it open source. We are using Ruby on Rails for development.
Our first prototype is for web, and then we developed an application for BlackBerry, because BlackBerry is one of the most popular phones in the field. We are willing to develop one for Android also.
For more information about the project or if you want to involve in this, please visit www.rapidftr.com