Hey guys! Recently I’ve been accepted to the Open Data Hackathon to help journalists and civil activists in building web/mobile apps using some Open Data. This is a quite significant international event, so there’s a nice opportunity to try Meteor for social good and demonstrate its rapid prototyping advantages. But, I need your help.
I’m very inspired by the Fallen project and thinking about apps like:
Idea #1. An app to let people characterize their boring graphs with different SVG/PNG markers and make their charts more infographic-like, i.e hint about it’s topic like here.
Question: Is there a way (lib/app/package) to use own markers in charts?
Ideally, a user would (via the web/mobile interface):
- import their CSV/JSON data into the app;
- pick/upload some own markers and assign to each row (or column);
- pick a diagram type for the dataset and colors for each data row (or column);
- the app will generate a character-augmented chart;
- the user can share/publish/embed the chart or export to SVG/PNG.
Idea #2. Some kind of a Jeopardy-like game to help civil activists to bring attention of a general public to socio-economic issues by engaging people to play with questions/graphics based on Open-data.
Idea #3. An app to convert data sets into fun animated sequences (cartoons) similar to this.
So, I will greatly appreciate if you share your ideas, or point to some free (and easy to use) libs, apps, pictogram-sets, components, good/“half-baked” code or just give any advice which can help in actually implementing those ideas as a front-end or Meteor app during the few days of the hackathon (June 10-13).
p.s.: Among other things, found the RAW project