FrontlineSMS

Short Name: 
FrontlineSMS

The centerpiece of our system is FrontlineSMS, a free, open-source software platform that enables large-scale, two-way text messaging using only a laptop, a GSM modem, and inexpensive cell phones. We are also extending the FrontlineSMS platform to enable better patient management, electronic medical records via the cell phone, cheap mobile diagnostics, and mapping of health services.
(source: official website)

Short Description: 
A free, open-source software platform that enables large-scale, two-way text messaging using only a laptop, a GSM modem, and inexpensive cell phones
Application Type: 
MA
Development
Latest Version: 
1.6.16.3
Licensing/Access
Licensing Mode: 
LGPL
Licensing Mode Remarks: 
LGPL for FrontlineSMS; Apache License V2.0 for FrontlineSMS-Medic Patient View
Means of Acquiring Software: 
Download but one has to register and answer questions prior to downloading
Implementation
Current Implementation: 

A list of clinics is here: http://medic.frontlinesms.com/clinics/;

We are currently using the core FrontlineSMS platform at clinics that serve 1.2 million patients in Malawi and Uganda, and in the next year we’ll be rolling out this core service for organizations that serve millions more across several continents. We will also be piloting each of our modules in east Africa. (source: official website)

Best Practices: 
Business Models: 

The application is supported by various partners: http://medic.frontlinesms.com/medic-partners/

Timestamp: 
2010-08-03 04:20:22