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International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)

2012
The Best Additions to Protect WordPress Blogs from Hacking
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This resource provides examples of some of the best security plugins, along with tips to better protect WordPress blogs from hacking.

2012
How is Your Popularity on Twitter and Facebook? The Twentyfeet Website
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This guide provides an overview of the TwentyFeet website, which measures users’ popularity and influence on social networking sites, including Twitter, Facebook, bit.ly and others.

2012
What is RSS Technology?
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This resource provides a description of RSS technology (an acronym for Really Simple Syndication), a format used to publish frequently updated content. The file reviews benefits of RSS as a tool for information published once to be viewed by many different programs.

2012
Cloud Services
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This guide provides an overview of cloud services, resources and services on multiple servers that are connected to the Internet and enable users to access systems regardless of their location and device.

2012
Google Analytics
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This file provides an overview of Google Analytics, a free service that generates detailed statistics about how visitors use a website - unique visitors, new and returning visitors, bounce rate, time on site, etc.

2012
Do You Have Influence on the Internet? Discover Through Klout.com
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This file provides an overview of the Klout.com website, which measures the breadth and strength of one's online influence across their social network.

2013
Royal Society of the Conservation of Nature - Mobile App for Environmentalism
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

The Royal Society of the Conservation of Nature's mobile app teaches Jordanians (specifically youth) environmental facts, how to look after the local ecosystem, and provides access to information on parks and reserves around the country.

Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jo.org.rscn&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImpvLm9yZy5yc2NuIl0

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id584813724

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2013
Mohammed Bitar and Al Manarah - Mobile App for the blind and visually impaired
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

Arabi Israeli developer Mohammed Bitar worked with Al Manarah to develop this mobile app for the blind and visually impaired, allowing this audience to listen to Arabic language literature on their smart phones. It also features bookmark and review functions. Al Manaraah is based in Nazareth, Israel.

Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arttech.almanarah&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hcnR0ZWNoLmFsbWFuYXJhaCJd

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/jo/app/mktbt-almnart/id597383899?mt=8

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2013
Mobisoft and WE Centre - Mobile App for Volunteerism
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

Jordanian CSO WE Centre worked with mobile developer Mobisoft to build an app promoting volunteerism in Jordan This tool provides both an educational platform and enables people to search and sign up for volunteer opportunities in Jordan.

Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobisoft.irex.com&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm1vYmlzb2Z0LmlyZXguY29tIl0

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/jo/app/wecenter/id562837884?mt=8

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2013
Devgator and CPRPD - Mobile App for Disabled Community
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

Mobile app development company Devgator worked with Moroccan NGO CPRPD to build an app allowing the disabled community to access information about disability friendly public/ private resources nearby, also offering users the opportunity to rate and record their experiences with local services. This tool is available in French, Arabic and English and is not Morocco specific - it could be deployed in any geography.

Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devgator.accessibility&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5kZXZnYXRvci5hY2Nlc3NpYmlsaXR5Il0                                  

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2013
Applikable Technologies and AIESEC - Mobile App for Education and Career Opportunities
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

The Jordanian arm of student/ alum organization AIESEC worked with Applikable Technologies to create a mobile app to engage students/ alum with further education and career opportunities. This app also has chat and file-sharing tools built in to it.

Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.applikable.aiesecapp&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hcHBsaWthYmxlLmFpZXNlY2FwcCJd

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2013
Munathara - Mobile App for Promoting Public Dialogue
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

Tunisian CSO Munathara worked with local mobile developers to build this app promoting public dialogue. Users can record and upload a 99-second video on a key civic issue, which is then viewed and rated by other app users.      

Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apptivit.beeztouch.munathara&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5hcHB0aXZpdC5iZWV6dG91Y2gubXVuYXRoYXJhIl0

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/munathara/id572965744?mt=8

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2013
Justice Centre for Legal Aid - Mobile App for Legal Information
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This mobile app for Jordan's Justice Centre for Legal Aid provides citizens with access to basic legal information, offers a function for users to ask questions, and enables them to locate their local legal aid centres.

Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jcla.mobilecompanion&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9yZy5qY2xhLm1vYmlsZWNvbXBhbmlvbiJd

This app was funded by the IREX Social Media | Social Action program, through the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI).


2014
The Press Release: What the Media Want to Know About You
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance

This introductory presentation for CSOs highlights reasons for needing the media and an overview of news, journalists and who to reach out to. It also describes the structure and sections of press releases.

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