Mukurtu Mobile

With Mukurtu Mobile you can create content on-the-go and upload media to your own Mukurtu CMS-powered community archive, while maintaining control over your content.
You can attach multiple media to your content and use our Mukurtu Core metadata fields to build a story about your media, an event, person or memory.

Mukurtu Mobile 2.5 launched in August 2015 for iPhone and iPad. The app’s main features include:

  • Integration with Mukurtu CMS 1.5 and 2.0
  • Offline content collection and creation
  • Geopositioning
  • Syncs with the Communities and Cultural Protocols from your Mukurtu site
  • Mukurtu CMS standard metadata
  • Internal documentation and online support page
  • In-app image, audio and video collection
  • Full EXIF support for your photos
  • Preview your content online

About Mukurtu Mobile

Mukurtu Mobile is a mobile authoring tool for Mukurtu CMS, a digital heritage management system designed with the needs of indigenous communities in mind. The growth of Mukurtu CMS over the last years has expanded, Mukurtu users come from all types of local communities who want to define how they share their cultural materials.
With Mukurtu Mobile you can create content on-the-go and upload media to your own Mukurtu CMS-powered community site, while maintaining control over your content. You can attach multiple media to your content and use Mukurtu Core metadata fields to build a story about your media, an event, person or memory.
The Mukurtu Mobile app is currently at a 2.5 release for iPhone and iPad and is compatible with both Mukurtu CMS 1.5 and 2.0 An Android version of Mukurtu Mobile 2.5 is planned for development. At this time the latest release for Android phones and tablets is Mukurtu Mobile 2.0, compatible with Mukurtu CMS 1.5.
Mukurtu Mobile allows you to capture and store digital stories, events, and places on your smartphone or tablet and upload them directly to your own Mukurtu CMS powered site. If you don’t have a Mukurtu site, try the app out on our demo site.
Each item you create using Mukurtu Mobile is uploaded to your Mukurtu CMS site as one Digital Heritage Item. Using Mukurtu’s metadata fields and media support within the app allows you to provide detailed narration for your stories, and decide just how you want to share them.
If you haven’t tried Mukurtu CMS yet, please visit mukurtu.org/get for information on downloading the code for self-hosting, or purchasing a hosted site through Reclaim Hosting.
Mukurtu CMS is a content management system and community archive platform. The heart and soul of Mukurtu CMS are its community driven Cultural Protocols that allow users to manage, share, and preserve their digital heritage following their own cultural needs.
Mukurtu Mobile is a mobile application that works with your Mukurtu CMS powered site to enable your users and community members to create stories on-the-go and upload them to your Mukurtu site in real time. It’s heritage in your hands!
Before you can start using Mukurtu Mobile you will need your Mukurtu site’s url (e.g. http://mymukurtuurl.org) and a valid user ID and password to your Mukurtu site. Each user will also need to be a contributor to at least one cultural protocol on the site. If you don’t have any or all of these, please contact your Mukurtu site manager or community administrator, or send us an email at support@mukurtu.org

Features and Roadmap

Roadmap

The current release of Mukurtu Mobile was developed thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities implementation grant. Coming soon new tutorials and support documentation for Mukurtu Mobile 2.5. You are welcome to contact us at support@mukurtu.org to give us your feedback or just get in touch, we love to hear from you!

Release History and Features

Mukurtu Mobile 2.5 (2015)
Mukurtu Mobile 2.5 launched in August 2015 for iPhone and iPad. The app’s main features include:

  • Integration with Mukurtu CMS 1.5 and 2.0
  • Offline content collection and creation
  • Geopositioning
  • Syncs with the Communities and Cultural Protocols from your Mukurtu site
  • Mukurtu CMS standard metadata
  • Internal documentation and online support page
  • In-app image, audio and video collection
  • Full EXIF support for your photos
  • Preview your content online
Mukurtu Mobile 2.0 (2014)
Mukurtu Mobile 2.0 launched in July 2014 for Android phones and tablets and for iPhone and iPad. Mukurtu 2.0 main features include:

  • Seamless integration with Drupal/Mukurtu CMS
  • Collect content offline
  • Geo positioning (GPS+WIFI positioning, Geocoding + Reverse Geocoding)
  • Set access permissions based on your own communities and cultural protocols
  • Mukurtu CMS standard metadata for all your content
  • Demo user to test the app
  • Internal documentation and online support page
  • Mobile enabled in any Mukurtu CMS site (on request)
  • NEW: Support for video and audio files
  • NEW: Internal audio recorder
  • NEW: Youtube integration for uploading your videos
  • NEW: Full EXIF support for your media
  • NEW: Preview your content online from the app
Mukurtu Mobile 1.5 (2014)
Mukurtu Mobile 1.5 launched at the end of March 2014 for Android phones and tablets and for iPhone and iPad. Below is a list of the app’s main improvements since Mukurtu Mobile 1.0.

  • Graphic user interface renewed.
  • Minor bugs fixed in app navigation, user authentication and content retrieval.
  • Secutiry patch: Logout deletes content that has not been uploaded and limits access to the app.
  • Support for Keywords added.
  • First Android version released.
  • Tablet / iPad brand new interface designed and released.
  • Offline About and Help content sections
Mukurtu Mobile 1.0 (2012)
Mukurtu Mobile 1.0 is our beta version, launched in October 2012 for iPhone only. Mukurtu 1.0 main features include:

  • Seamless integration with Drupal/Mukurtu: Mukurtu Mobile allows users to authenticate to a Mukurtu CMS powered site and upload Digital Heritage items – complete with media – directly to the site, using Drupal module Services.
  • Mukurtu standard metadata: your stories are created with a subset of the metadata supported by Mukurtu CMS to facilitate reuse and sharing with other archives.
  • Support for images: Mukurtu Mobile 1.0 supports images from your image gallery and captured live with your phone camera.
  • Geo positioning: GPS+WIFI positioning is used to determine your position on the map. Just drag and drop the viewfinder to position your story manually. You can work either with coordinates or with an address (Geocoding / Reverse Geocoding).
  • Set access permissions based on your own communities and cultural protocols: Mukurtu Mobile retrieves your own permission settings from your server using Drupal module Services. Assign stories to communities or cultural protocols to manage access and upload your content safely.
  • Collect content offline: you will need a login on your first launch to establish connection with a Mukurtu server, but after that you can work offline creating your stories, complete with metadata and media.
  • Demo user to test the app: we provide a demo website and a demo access for you to try out the application before you get mobile enabled on your own Mukurtu CMS powered site.
  • Internal documentation and online support: FAQs right inside your app, available even when working offline, and one-click away online human support.
2.5 iOS Requirements
Mukurtu Mobile has supported iPhone since its 1.0 beta release in October 2012.
Mukurtu Mobile 1.5, released in March 2014, was the app’s first release supporting iPad. Mukurtu Mobile 2.5, released in August 2015, currently works on iPhones and iPads installing iOS8 and following.

Supported iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPod touch 5th generation
  • iPad 2
  • iPad with Retina display
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina display

Get the app for iOS or read more on our support page.

2.0 Android Requirements
Mukurtu Mobile 1.5, released in March 2014, was the app’s first release supporting Android, developed for both phones and tablets.

Mukurtu Mobile 2.0, released in July 2014, supports Android 2.3.6 (distributed since September 2011) and all following versions on phone, Android 3.0 (distributed since February 2011) and following versions on tablet.

At this time, the Android app only works with Mukurtu CMS 1.5.
Get the app for Android or read more on our support page.

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Release 2.5 for iOS

Mukurtu Mobile for iOS works with Mukurtu CMS 2.0, released in 2015, and Mukurtu CMS 1.5. The app supports iOS 8.0 and later.
Read more on our support page.

Release 2.0 for Android

Mukurtu Mobile for Android phones and tablets works with Mukurtu CMS 1.5 (sites created before the end of 2014). The app supports Android 3.0 and later. Read more on our support page.

Use Mobile with your Mukurtu CMS site

Mukurtu Mobile 2.5 can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store on your iOS device. In addition to this, you will need to have:

  • A site built with Mukurtu CMS 2.0.2 or later
  • Access as a contributor to your Mukurtu CMS powered site.
  • If you have installed Mukurtu CMS on your own server, release notes will be included in the root folder of your site.

Test the app with Mukurtu CMS

Request a test user account at MukurtuDemo to try out Mukurtu CMS and Mukurtu Mobile!
You will need to install the Mukurtu Mobile app on a compatible iOS device.