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Swara
December 22nd, 2011 by admin

Swara is an audio portal platform that allows communities to create portals accessible by both web and phone.

To phone callers, Swara presents a 2 way Interactive Voice Response that the user navigates using the number keys on their phone.

On the web side, Swara presents a blog interface, that can be used to syndicate contents to social media sites as well as other platforms (via RSS)

Users can submit content to the platform both via the IVR, by recording audio messages as well as via the web.

The Swara project is based on two other open source projects: AudioWiki and LoudBlog and was created as part of the CGNet Swara project

While LoudBlog has been around for some time, AudioWiki was developed by students and faculty at MIT in partnership with CGNet to enable mobile phone users to create and consume audio content and link it to the web.

 

In order to set up Swara you will need:

  1. 1 Computer (Laptop or Desktop), that can run Fedora 15/ Ubuntu 8.xx or better.
  2. 1 GSM interface. This could be a Huawei E1750 or E1752 dongle, a Matrix SETU ATA 211G device, a Topex Mobilink IP or any other device that can accept a SIM card and route the call to a computer using the SIP protocol.
  3. Lots of patience, since we are still a new open source product and severely lacking on the documentation front. However, we try and answer all questions we receive at the forums below.

Download Swara

Swara Technical Support Forum

Swara Administration & Management Forum

 

 


9 Responses  
  • Rajkumar writes:
    February 20th, 201212:27 pmat

    Hi i m a entrepreneur and i would like to establish this system for
    my business to get a direct response from rural area therefore please tell me how could i install it on reasonable price with right equipment.

    • admin writes:
      February 26th, 20123:16 pmat

      Rajkumar, please drop me a note with a brief description of what you are looking for at arjun-at-mojolab.org

      Cheers
      Arjun

  • Irfan writes:
    February 25th, 20123:58 pmat

    how i am going to create an login account here….. can you please send me weblink…i want to download swara….

  • WilsonS writes:
    May 3rd, 201212:00 pmat

    Hello,

    I needed to create DTMF IVR using a SIP PBX. After testing the most applications, I chose the Ozeki VoIP SIP SDK because it supports most of the PBXs well and allows to do all the things I need. My system become flexible and now DTMF IVR is implemented successfully.

    voip-sip-sdk.com/p_270-winforms-dtmf-ivr-voip.html

    I hope I can help…

    BR

    • admin writes:
      May 7th, 20129:21 amat

      Wilson, of course you can help. I’ll write to you later today!

  • Mobile Networks and Citizen Journalists Empower Communities : FrontlineSMS writes:
    May 8th, 20128:58 pmat

    [...] and environmental advocates. Internews facilitated a technical collaboration between AirPutih and SwaraIVR – an open source IVR system that was developed in India by another Knight International [...]

  • Periodismo ciudadano y tradicional: empoderando comunidades – Periodismo Ciudadano writes:
    May 9th, 20128:15 pmat

    [...] servicio telefónico de información y difusión de noticias en las selvas de Chattisgarh, India. SwaraIVR – es un sistema de código abierto IVR que se desarrolló en la India gracias a Shubhranshu [...]

  • Mobile Networks and Citizen Journalists Empower Communities « FrontlineSMS:Radio writes:
    August 7th, 20129:59 pmat

    [...] and environmental advocates. Internews facilitated a technical collaboration between AirPutih and SwaraIVR – an open source IVR system that was developed in India by another Knight International [...]

  • Periodismo ciudadano móvil en la Indonesia rural | Periodismo Ciudadano writes:
    February 16th, 20131:51 amat

    [...] de noticias y el uso de FrontlineSMS, para el envío de noticias mediante mensajes de texto, y Swara, para la grabación de reportes en [...]


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