Summit 2014: Tipa.li - how we built a better Open Source alternative to a 120K NIS government mobile app in 48 hours. And how you can too! / Nir Yariv
A few months ago, it was revealed the Ministry of Health paid 120K NIS to build a mobile app for helping parents locate Polio vaccination centers. Also, the app sucked. A group of Open Source developers who never met before spontaneously organized to build a free, open source alternative and released it within a couple of days.
This talk will explain how it happened, what we've learned about data, mapping, collaborating and dealing with the government & media, and the anatomy of a simple HTML5 mobile map app - so you can join us in building simple solutions to geo applications.