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Computation has the potential to have a serious impact in the third world. The landscape of third world computing is very different from what we are used to. There are major issues in terms of reliable electrical power, communications or any sort, financial resources and literacy. Outside of urban areas, cell phones are the only computer devices capable of serious work. A major project is Open Data Kit, an infrastructure consisting of an android application for data collection and a web application (Google app engine is the default deployment environment) for aggregation and reporting. The collections are based on JavaRosa, a version of XForms specifically targeted to mobile phones. These tools will be demonstrated together with extensions targeted at aiding in the development of forms.
These tools have been used to support a number of projects from collection of medical records to tracking missing persons in Haiti following the recent earthquake. Because the entire stack is written in Java there are many opportunities for Java developers to participate and help out.