From the very beginning of the Humanitarian ID project, we have known that bringing you an app for your Apple or Android mobile device was important. Being able to find contacts from your phone or tablet, while on the move, is critical.
When Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall, humanitarian responders checked into the Fiji contact list on Humanitarian ID. Gone were the days of dreaming about one common contact list where all responders could find each other as well manage their own details.
Great news from the Humanitarian ID development team - our code has been moved to public repositories. Any developer can now begin contributing features to Humanitarian ID!
While defining the features for Humanitarian ID, one common request kept coming up: collaborative contact lists. When asked for more details, we often heard “Just do it like Google Docs!”.
“I want to create a contact list in Humanitarian ID that is called ‘OCHA and friends!' was a request we received a few weeks ago. Another person asked for a list that included all cluster coordinators and (selective) cluster IMOs together.