Some people ask us about CINDA for their own projects and campaigns. Of course, it can be used (and we are happy about it). Here’s a list of what needs to be done to start (I transcribe directly one of our mail responses 🙂
1. Download and/or install CINDA WordPress plugin: https://es.wordpress.org/plugins/cinda-citizen-science/
2. Configure some basics parameters (including a Google API Key for Android, in order to maps be showed, if needed):
3. At this time, you can test if the API is working, calling:
you should get a JSON similar to this
4. Now, you should create a campaign:
Complete basic data like title, long and short description, images, dates…
5. Add fields to your model:
6. Test a little the API:
If all is OK (if not, let me know), you can download the Android App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.si2.iista.volunteernetworks) , and add your server.
The published App points to cinda.science by default, but you can (if you know 🙂 to compile a custom version from source (it’s open source, like the server). If you want, we could do this for you (we could also personalise, logotypes, colours, and so…), and publish a customized App to Google Play. Depending on the amount of effort into this work we could pass a budget (or not 🙂 ).
Please, let us know your experience with CINDA (plugin for WordPress and Android client App) in your own projects and campaigns of citizen science (or maybe, another campaigns of data collection).