over 4 years ago
We had a chat with the engineering team at Bluemix, and they shared their picks for the Bluemix services they think are especially relevant to designing and building disaster aid apps. Here they are:
Bluemix tools for building disaster aid apps
- Watson Tone Analyzer (experimental mode): Could be used in apps that help people calm down or deal with trauma by analyzing the tone of their written communications.
- Watson Language Translation: Could be used to instantly translate breaking news, send language-appropriate emails to a global rescue team, or publish disaster management content in multiple languages. See getting started using Watson Translation Service.
- Watson Text to Voice and Voice to Text Services: Useful for transforming written text into audio output and vice versa; ideal for situations requiring rapid, seamless communication. There’s more at getting started using Watson translation and speech services.
- IBM Insights for Twitter: Could be integrated in apps needing real-time social media analytics, like an app that measures how a particular region or population is reacting to a disaster. More at getting started with Insights for Twitter.
- Geospatial Analytics services: Provides device-tracking in defined geographic regions. More at getting started with Geospatial Analytics services.
The Bluemix team also outlined some quick ways to start getting huge upside from the Bluemix suite of tools:
- Boilerplates: Using boilerplates from the Bluemix catalog is a great way to kickstart your app development. The code in these boilerplates has been pre-tested to run in Bluemix. You can use them as your base and then modify them to suit your project.
- DevOps testing: You may want to continuously test your project in the Bluemix environment. Bluemix has the DevOps service to do just that. Find out more at https://hub.jazz.net/docs/deploy.
- Issues/more help: If you come across on any issues while using Bluemix, feel free to tap into our experts -- they’re ready to help at StackOverflow and dW Answers. Just tag your questions with “Bluemixathon.”
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