The objective is to develop a smartphone application to collect on-site information for different phases of crisis management (near real time). The goals are support and integration of existing data collection systems and techniques in pilot study areas (e.g. data loggers for monitoring instruments) in a common database for emergency managers. The application is to be implemented in different Software Development Kit (iOS SDK and Android SDK). The choice is due to a massive market leadership of both development environments (80% of smartphone worldwide distribution). A clear definition of communication rules and criteria, ontology and jargon is compulsory for an easy-to-use and useful interface. MAppERS offers two modules: MAppERS-V for volunteers and MAppERS-C for citizens. A series of test provides a continuous feedback by end-user enabling the upgrade of the application and of its functional capacity. Ethical, privacy and data access requirements issues will be dealt with to ensure the full respect of relevant national and EU provisions starting with the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Art. 8) and the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (24.10.1995).
- State-of-the-art of mobile technologies for disaster management in pilot countries;
- State-of-the-art of smartphone applications linked to centralized web server/database;
- Overview of existing data loggers (instrumental numerical dataset) and crisis information (generic multi-media dataset) in pilot areas;
- Communication scheme on application interface;
- Software engineering and development;
- Test, feedback and update.
- Software application;
- Software upgrade;
- State-of-the-art of mobile technologies in pilot countries;
- State-of-the-art of application;
- Data loggers review;
- Communication scheme.