espaņol - english
ojoVoz: send
image + voice messages
from your phone
to the Web!


ojoVoz is an open source app for your Android 2.2+ phone.
We are in the Alpha phase, please help us test the app!

1. Download ojoVoz

2. Configure ojoVoz

3. Send your messages

4. See them on the Web


1. Download ojoVoz

Enter this page using your phone's browser and click here to download ojoVoz

Once you have downloaded ojoVoz, you can install it on your phone using the usual procedure. Please remember to adjust your phone's settings so that they allow you to install applications from "unknown" sources!

So far, we have tested ojoVoz in the following phones:
HTC Desire, Fairphone ... if you have a different phone with Android 2.2+ OS, please help us expand this list!


2. Configure ojoVoz

The first time you start ojoVoz, the app will ask you to enter the phone ID and the destination server.

The phone ID is a unique value that lets the system know which phone is sending the messages. In order to test the app, please enter the word test.

The destination server is a URL to which the app connects in order to know which are the tags that belong to your particular phone, and which are the parameters for sending the messages. To test the app, please enter http://sautiyawakulima.net/prueba , and don't forget the "http://"

Please restart the app when you have entered these values. They will be recorded in your phone's memory, and you'll be ready to start testing ojoVoz!

If you wish to test ojoVoz using your own server, you can get the minimum server configuration scripts here. Bear in mind that the messages sent through ojoVoz are received by an email address, which you must configure by yourself. Very soon, a complete server-side application will be available for you.


3. Use ojoVoz to send your messages

The most important thing you need to know about ojoVoz is that the messages are always composed by a picture and a voice recording, with an optional keyword. If your phone has GPS, your messages will be geotagged whenever the GPS is active and a good signal is available.

You can compose your messages, store them in memory and send them when you are connected to the Internet, using the mobile broadband network or WiFi.

We offer you a micro-tutorial to learn the basics about ojoVoz:

We can only add that the user's name is different from the phone's ID. The ojoVoz system is designed to give support to collaborative projects in which multiple phones are used, each of which can be shared by many users. Whenever the phone changes hands, the new user must simply enter his/her name so that the system will recognize him/her.

ojoVoz is an open source app. You can modify and improve it by getting the source code .


4. See your messages on the Web!

To allow you to test the Alpha version of ojoVoz, we have enabled a web page where you can check the messages that you have sent using your phone:

http://sautiyawakulima.net/prueba

Each time you send a message it will appear on that page, together with the messages sent by other alpha-testers. If your message doesn't appear immediately, please refresh the page.

Thanks for helping us test ojoVoz! We want it to be a useful tool for communities that can benefit from a collaborative, audiovisual knowledge base created using mobile phones and hosted on a web page. ojoVoz is being used in the Sauti ya wakulima project, created by rural farmers in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. We are looking forward to hearing about your projects, and how can ojoVoz make them happen!

Send us an email: ojovoz [at] sautiyawakulima [dot] net


Graphic design: Joana Moll
Code: Eugenio Tisselli