An offline/online field database which adapts to its user's terminology and I-Language
FieldDB was officially launched in Spanish on August 1st 2012 in Patzun, Guatemala as iCampo an app for fieldlinguists. Since then more than 500 users at 50+ universities that we know of have started using and giving us feedback about the app. You can find more about the "non-technical" side of the project at LingSync.org or find "technical" publications about the project on the Dev site. You can also watch screencasts which demo how parts of the app & infrastructure work by searching on YouTube.
We would like to thank SSHRC Connection Grant (#611-2012-0001) and SSHRC Standard Research Grant (#410-2011-2401) which advocates open-source approaches to knowledge mobilization and partially funded the students who have doubled as fieldwork research assistants and interns on the project. We would like to thank numerous other granting agencies which have funded the RAs and TAs who have also contributed to the project as interns. If you have a student/RA who you would like to customize the project for your needs, contact us at support @ lingsync . org
This project is released under the Apache 2.0 license, which is an very non-restrictive open source license which basically says you can adapt the code to any use you see fit.
$ git commit -m "fixes #xxxx i changed blah blah...") and push to your origin (
$ git push origin master).
$ npm installand
$ grunt testit should say something like
Finished in 10.388 seconds 732 tests, 2308 assertions, 0 failures, 0 skippedThen you can also run the entire build
$ grunt travisto make sure your changes dont affect other parts of the app. If any of these parts errors, ask us for help in the issue tracker.
These are the webservices which the FieldDB clients use, and which make up the complete FieldDB suite. If you fork the project, you might also be intersted in forking these repositories and adapting them to your needs. We created two scripts to simplify the process of downloading and building the FieldDB dependancies into one directory.
$ cd $HOME/Downloads && curl -O --retry 999 --retry-max-time 0 -C - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OpenSourceFieldlinguistics/FieldDB/master/install_mac_download_and_set_up_fielddb_servers_for_new_developers_quick_start.sh && bash install_mac_download_and_set_up_fielddb_servers_for_new_developers_quick_start.sh
$ cd $HOME/Downloads && wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/OpenSourceFieldlinguistics/FieldDB/master/install_linux_download_and_set_up_fielddb_servers_for_new_developers_quick_start.sh && bash install_linux_download_and_set_up_fielddb_servers_for_new_developers_quick_start.sh
You might also be interested in the code for some of the client apps which use FieldDB api/corpora.