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Kurogo is a PHP framework for delivering high quality, data driven customizable content to a wide range of mobile devices. Its strengths lie in the customizable system that allows you to adapt content from a variety of sources and easily present that to mobile devices from feature phones, to early generation smart phones, to modern devices and t…

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Kurogo Mobile Web

Kurogo is a PHP framework for delivering high quality, data driven customizable content to a wide range of mobile devices. Its strengths lie in the customizable system that allows you to adapt content from a variety of sources and easily present that to mobile devices from feature phones, to early generation smart phones, to modern devices and tablets. It currently includes modules for:

  • People directory
  • News/RSS feeds
  • Event Calendar
  • Maps
  • Video
  • Emergency
  • Links
  • Statistics
  • About
  • HTML Content
  • Administration Console

Online Guide

We strongly recommend developers read the developer's guide:

Please contact kurogo@modolabs.com for more information.

Quick Setup and Requirements

Kurogo is a PHP application. It is currently qualified for use with

  • Apache 2.x
    • mod_rewrite, and .htaccess support (AllowOverride)
  • IIS 7.5
    • URL Rewrite Module 2.0
  • PHP 5.2 (5.3 recommended) or higher with the following extensions
    • zlib, xml, dom, json, pdo, mbstring, LDAP, curl

To install, simply copy the files to your webserver, and set the document root to the www folder. For more detailed setup information, please see the Developer's guide on kurogo.org/docs

Version 1.4

This version includes a number of fixes and improvements, including:

  • NEW MODULE: Photos. Show photos from Flickr or Picassa
  • NEW MODULE: Athletics. Show news and score information
  • Updated map module interface
  • Overhauled Data access classes for simpler creation of new data retrieval methods including support for SOAP and Database calls.
  • Added support for more types of recurring events
  • Federated search will be asynchronous in supported devices
  • You can define an alert banner to show on the home screen (i.e. from emergency module)
  • Added option to fetch RSS content if there is not full text in the feed
  • Most of the theme colors and options can now be easily customized by editing the config.ini in the theme folder. This requires copying either the default or hi-def themes from Universitas
  • Added basic encryption functions to store sensitive data
  • Added support for in-memory caching using APC or Memcache
  • Many other fixes and improvements to the included modules

History

This project is based off the original MIT Mobile Framework and was adapted for use at Harvard University. If you have followed the progress of the Harvard project you will notice some improvements and differences:

  • Newer modules including video and HTML content
  • An overhauled configuration system with web-based administration interface
  • A robust authentication system with support for many types of authentication authorities
  • Authorization support to restrict access to content by user or group
  • Many other small improvements to ease in customization

There are some parts of the project that are not present:

  • Modules that have not been generalized are not included. Please refer to the Harvard Mobile Web Repository for modules that you do not find here. Some modules will eventually be generalized and folded into this project.
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