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2020PB - Android App

Android client app for https://github.com/2020PB/police-brutality (Repository containing evidence of police brutality during the 2020 George Floyd protests)

Google Play Submission Update

rejected

After being under review for over a month, unfortunately Google has rejected the applications due to following Google Play policy violation.

  • Sensitive Events policy - Specifically, we don't allow apps that lack reasonable sensitivity towards or capitalize on a natural disaster, atrocity, conflict, death, or other tragic event.
  • Bullying and Harassment policy - We don't allow apps that contain or facilitate threats, harassment, or bullying.

So, if you are still interested to try this app, then download the APK from latest release and sideload the application.
Alternatively, you can sign up for beta testing subscription below and get latest updates via Google Firebase App Distribution.

BETA Testing 🚧

If you want to try the app as it is being developed, you can get the latest Android buid via Firebase:

  • Firebase App Distribution - Subscribe to new updates via email. Use this open-beta testing process.

Objective

The objective of the app is to be front-end of the data that is collected and exposed by police-brutality repository. This allows people to easily access data on the go, and allow them to easily report new incident via official GitHub project.

Key Features

Some of the key features based on data available though API is

  • πŸ“œ Browse all the reported incidents
    • By US State
    • By specific date
    • By recent incidents
  • πŸ“² Sync latest incidents from server though API
  • πŸ”„ Auto update latest incidents if it hasn't been updated for a while
  • 🌎 Visit external links of related to incidents via native app, or web browser
  • πŸ“¨ Allows the user to share a single incident with all the associated information
  • ✍️ Allows user to report incident by opening official incident report form
  • πŸ‘€ Shows list of renown charitable organizations that work for #BlackLivesMatter or in related area
  • πŸ™ Allows the users to explore more about charities or donate to them
  • ✊ Provides bit more information about the /r/2020PoliceBrutality reddit community with social links
  • #️⃣ Allows the user to copy popular hash tags
  • ❀️ Provides app's information with option to share with friends and family
  • πŸŒ’ Full dark mode support for device battery and eye

Technical Details

Technical details about the Android app can be found at android-app/README.

Preview

Here is a snapshot of the app in early stages (taken on June 17th)