Monday, June 25, 2012

Funf selected to present at Google I/O!

Somewhere between Electronic Arts and Intel Corporation, you'll find Funf!

Funf has been selected to participate in the Developer Sandbox at Google I/O, Google's developer conference running June 27 - 29 in San Francisco. We'll be demoing and speaking with developers all through Thursday, June 28. Stop by for a demo and chat!

Funf Developers - Shirt Winners!

A while ago we put out a call for Funf developers to send us what they've been doing with the framework in exchange for a chance to win an awesome Funf shirt. We had quite a few responses and it was great to see what all you've been working on! True to our word we have selected a couple developers to receive a limited edition* neon-green** Funf shirt.
And the winners are <insert drumroll here>:

Name: George Popescu (EPFL)
Project: GroupFun, a system for recommending mobile music to groups of friends based on their sensor data.

Name: Hossein Falaki (
Project: Ohmage is an open-source participatory sensing technology platform. It supports expressive campaign authoring; mobile phone-based data capture through both inquiry-based surveys and automated data capture as well as temporally/spatially triggered reminders, data visualization and real-time feedback; privacy respecting data management; and extensible data exploration.

And for a look at the shirts:
Our professional shirt models
*   And by limited edition I mean limited by the total number of shirts we ever make.
**  Alternatively titled Funf green or green-screen compatible green.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Introducing Behavio!

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

Stay tuned for more updates!