Lokal Services. Global Impact.
Open source glue for open source applications and services….for offline or online communications and content creation, curation, consumption, and sharing.
Run the platform on a global/cloud/web-based server like a VPS and/or a local/offline server like a Raspberry Pi, a rack server, or something in between like the nimble.
New features and services are always being added. And you’re encouraged to add your own!
If there’s a service you want to see running on the platform just give us a shout.
We’re working on making it easy to install, configure and use the platform.
Sync files, messages, and other content between global and local instances of the platform.
For example, Lokal would enable to you to sync between multiple nimble units in the field when they have internet, which operate offline when they don’t.
Lokal is a platform comprised of customizable open source software and services that enable communities and organizations to create, consume and communicate offline, or online where there is connectivity. Lokal can run on most servers, whether it’s an SBC, a nimble, or a virtual private server in the cloud.
What is different about Lokal than similar platforms?
There are similar platforms out there, but Lokal is built to be offline first – designed by and for communities and partners operating where internet is limited, expensive, and excessively censored.
Users can run the services in and sync content between global servers and local servers that work offline or online.
What can it do?
The platform enables social eLearning (building, running and taking social courses), video and audio calling and messaging, high-speed file-sharing and synchronization, wireless network management, media streaming, collaborative document and spreadsheet creation, and much more.
Think of Lokal as box of modular lego services that can be put together in different ways to meet the needs of diverse communities around the world.
How can I install it?
Everything is on GitHub – Stay tuned for detailed documentation!
Currently we have a one-line install script, and we’re working on making it easy to select and install only desired services.
Questions? Reach out here!
Want to contribute or add new services? Our team is always open to collaboration and ideas!
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