Mapas Culturais (Cultural Maps)

Published in November 2, 2013

The Mapas Culturais software enables the organization of information on cultural agents, activities and venues related to culture in a city or region by mapping these data. It can be fed by public bodies and also by cultural players in a collaborative way. It enables the creation of a cultural agenda and allows a complete record of cultural producers and spaces in the region, contributing towards the development of public policies in the field of culture. The platform is a free software and is compatible with the National System for Cultural Information and Indicators (SNIIC).


Published in November 1, 2013

The TIM Tec platform is a demo environment of the TIM Tec tool – a free software for the creation of online courses that uses the concept of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), free, open courses that may be simultaneously attended by many people. The system allows the publishing of video lessons, supporting materials and other links. It allows the creation of tests and the use of emulators developed for students to exercise the skills covered. Students can ask and answer questions, view answers and bookmark classmates’ questions in a forum.

ZUP – Zeladoria Urbana Participativa (Participatory Urban Governance)

Published in October 30, 2013

The project’s apps and systems facilitate the collection, organization, analysis, sharing and monitoring of information on urban services. For this purpose, ZUP uses two mobile apps to collect data and a system to process geo-referenced data through automatic algorithms. It enables the generation of inventories of urban assets, elaboration of technical inspections, study of trends and warnings for the control and inspection of service providers, optimizing the effectiveness of municipal public administration.

Para Pesquisa (For Research)

Published in October 29, 2013

Para Pesquisa (For Research) is a free software for the creation of forms developed for companies and institutions interested in applying surveys in the field, within the healthcare, education, housing, environment and other areas. It works with an app installed on a tablet with the Android operating system. The filled in forms are sent via the internet and stored on a web platform. On this platform, managers can create new forms and monitor the development of the survey. The system offers a modern and user-friendly admin panel for the creation of surveys in just a few minutes.

Resposta Rápida (Rapid Response)

Published in October 25, 2013

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Africa has developed a free software for undertaking research and data collection using SMS, called RapidSMS. In Brazil, to be used by Pastoral da Criança, the Instituto TIM improved this tool, creating Resposta Rápida. New functionality includes: simplification of syntax, use of slash, period or another character to separate fields in a response; Java Interface: offers a friendly way to respond to questionnaires and enables storage of information when there is no connectivity with the internet or mobile network; WAP and WEB: enable data transmission also via Internet.