It's been an exciting 8 months since we first released Funf into the wild. We've seen amazing projects built on the framework and have been energized by the excitement of the developer community. Now, we're excited to reveal the next step in the development of Funf. Earlier this week we were announced as one of six media innovation ventures being awarded more than $1.37 million by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Our new company, Behavio, will work towards opening access to, and helping make sense of, the data routinely collected by mobile phones. This award will allow us to continue developing the open source Funf framework and support its growing community. Behavio is a spin-out company from the MIT Media Lab, and grew out of our research work and field experiments of the past several years where we have won several awards, including the 2012 SXSW Accelerator Award and three Google Research Awards.
The Knight News Challenge accelerates media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information. More at newschallenge.org
Stay tuned for more updates!