Posted by PrabhasPokharel on Sep 15, 2009
Mobilisr data sheet 4195 Views
Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Peter Benjamin
Problem or Need: 

Currently NGOs have to rely on sometimes-expensive private-sector suppliers of mobile services such as bulk SMS, USSD, etc. Mobilisr allows organisations to manage their own multi-channel mobile communications.

Main Contact Email : 
Brief Description: 

Mobilisr is an open source mobile messaging platform. It is a Web-based system that allows you to manage communications via mobile phone using a range of mobile technologies: broadcast SMS, interactive keyword SMS, SMS subscribe and unsubscribe, static USSD, and interactive USSD. Future releases will include interactive voice recording (IVR), location-based services, WAP and voicemail push (where a recorded voicemail is sent to people's phones).

Examples of how these can be used include: bulk SMSs sent to patients at an ARV clinic reminding them to take their medication; and interactive USSD used to gather patient feedback on service quality.

Mobilisr allows for tracking of 'campaigns', so you can monitor how many messages have been sent and to whom, which facilitates easier reporting.

Demo URL:
username: demo
password: demo

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a server
Is a web-based application/web service
Key Features : 

Mobilisr contains functionality to:

  • Build Campaigns (Campaigns are collections of content and services)
  • Design and Manage Content intended for different mobile channels
    • Bulk SMS, SMS Keyword Response, Keyword-based (Un)Subscription
    • Building of and deploying of USSD services
    • Deploying of IVR / VoiceMail based technology (to be developed)
    • Location-based services (to be developed)
  • Capture data through these various channels
  • Manage database of users, messages, and create reports

More details here

Main Services: 
Bulk SMS
Premium SMS and Billing
USSD Services
Display tool in profile: 
mobilisr screenshot of home page
Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
All phones -- SMS
All phones -- Voice
All phones -- USSD
All phones/Mobile Browser
Program/Code Language: 
Organizations Using the Tool: 

Treatment Action Campaign, Soul City, Positive Muslims, HIVAN, Caris

Number of Current End Users: 
Under 100
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Support Forums:
Languages supported: 
Handsets/devices supported: 
Server can be deployed on a java-enabled system. Or web app can be used with Cell-Life support.
Is the Tool's Code Available?: 
Is an API available to interface with your tool?: