Irode is a safe transit analysis platform by The Bachchao Project. This contains the server side implementation of i-rode
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A Travel safety API based app for a friend

These instruction were written to install the i-rodeserver on Ubuntu 14 Trusty Tahr.

Install Requirements

Python 3.4

Python 3.4 generally comes pre-installed on Ubuntu, to confirm that on your install run:

$ python3

You should see output that says something like:

Python 3.4.3 (default, Oct 14 2015, 20:28:29)
[GCC 4.8.4] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Use Ctrl-D to exit this console.

Django 1.7.1

There are a variety of ways to install Django, but at the moment the apt installed version is 1.6.1 not 1.71. Instead I used the pip3 method, using the Python package manager, to get the correct version.

Get the pip3 package manager for python 3:

$ apt-get install python3-pip

Using the pip3, install django:

$ pip3 install django

Then check to confirm that a high enough version is installed:

$ django-admin --version

Which should return the version number.

Note: If you have previously installed django using apt there may be conflicts with the locations of some utilities, so it's best to start with the pip tool as a fresh install.

PostgreSQL 9.3.5

Install Postgres and postgres server with apt:

$ apt-get install postgresql postgresql-server-dev-9.3;

Now you should be ready to install i-rodeserver!

Install the i-rodeserver

Get the code and configure dependancies.

Get the i-rodeserver Code

Clone the i-rode server:

$ git clone

Head into the new folder:

$ cd i-rodeserver/

We need a module to support postgres with python:

$  pip3 install psycopg2

Setup Postgres

Become the postgres user:

$ su - postgres

Create our i-rodeserver db and then change your connection to that:

$ \c irode;

Add a user and an appropriate grant:

$ CREATE USER irode PASSWORD 'magicpants';

Exit the psql command line using \q and then exit to stop being the postgres user.

Configure i-rodeserver Settings

Edit the file to change the database connection information:

$ vim irode/
     DATABASES = {
         'default': {
             'ENGINE' : 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2',
                'NAME' : 'irode',
                'USER' : 'rode',
                'PASSWORD' : 'magicpants',
                'HOST' : 'localhost',
                'PORT' : '',

Once that's complete you should be able to run the database migrations to bootstrap your db:

$ python3 migrate

Start the i-rodeserver

Start the i-rodeserver:

$ python3 runserver

It should return something like:

     System check identified no issues (0 silenced).
     February 11, 2016 - 01:12:36
     Django version 1.9.2, using settings 'irode.settings'
     Starting development server at
     Quit the server with CONTROL-C.

Now you should be able to access the API at

Or start it on an alternative ip, domain & port combo:

$ python3 runserver
$ python3 runserver

If you see a Django message like:

{"message": "Aborted. Not a valid POST request."}

You have won :)

Accessing the i-rodeserver API


Saves information about the ride. Takes these options:

vehiclenumber (string)
transportmode (string)
date (string: format 2015-02-02)
time (string: format 10:20:30)
to (string)
from (string)
drivername (string: optional)
rating (int: 1 thu 5)
review (string: optional)
photolink (string: complete url, optional)

curl example:

curl -X post -d "vehiclenumber=ka32f1234&date=2015-02-02&time=10:20:30&from=bsk 3rd stage&to=btm 2nd stage&drivername=rajesh g&photolink= driver to drive with&rating=5&transportmode=auto" <yoururl>/api/addinfo/ | more


Gets information by vehical number. Takes the option:

vehiclenumber (string)

curl example:

curl -X post -d "vehiclenumber=ka32f1234" <yoururl>/api/getinfo/ | more


Returns the rating of a vehicle by it's number. Takes the option:

vehiclenumber (string)

curl example:

curl -X post -d "vehiclenumber=ka32f1234" <yoururl>/api/getrating/ | more


Returns an HTML info page.