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How BigQuery and WhatsApp is helping teachers with their students report in Haryana

By Akhilesh Negi

October 17, 2021


With Covid-19 and the global pandemic surge, NGOs faced major challenges in the delivery of their programs and carrying out their operations which gave rise to many platforms that can help them with their last-mile deliveries and digitalize their programs. That’s how Glific was initiated to bridge the communication gap…


Communication Leap

By Akhilesh Negi

September 20, 2021


The lifecycle of a product is a journey consisting of understanding novel challenges, the contribution from lots of people towards a solution, and rolling out updates to constantly improve the product and aid the end-user. Over the course of around one and a half years building Glific– a two-way communication…


Boosting Automated conversations with Embedded Elixir (EEx)

By Akhilesh Negi

July 22, 2021


It’s been around one and a half years since we started working on an open-source project named Glific that would empower communication and help NGOs deliver their programs digitally and manage communication with their beneficiaries at scale.  One of the core features of Glific is the integration of FlowEditor which…


Multi-tenancy in Plio

By Vaibhav Rathore

April 29, 2021


Planning the database schema for the new Plio infrastructure was easy. Or that’s what I thought initially. The previous structure of Plio used to have various JSON files, each representing an entity on its own. For example, a typical user’s JSON file would look like this: So, creating a database…


Glific: my version

By Mohd Shamoon

December 11, 2020


This is a short story of how I, as an outsider, saw Glific get going, evolve and finally start to solve meaningful problems. I’m hoping there must be others who may share the same story. The beginning It was around May 2020, that I first heard of Glific (I think…


WhatsApp Simulation within Glific

By Vaibhav Rathore

October 28, 2020


Glific aims to empower non-profits to take their communications to the next level through seamless integration with WhatsApp. While the larger goal is to help various organizations solve severe social problems like illiteracy, climate changes, gender oppression, etc, we also need to make sure that the tool is getting utilized…


Glific – Setting up the right foundation

By Vaibhav Rathore

June 15, 2020


The strength of a building is heavily influenced by its construction process. Planning and plotting of the site determine its fitment with the terrain and the society. Well, it’s the same for software too. Like buildings, the foundation of software determines its longevity and adaptability in the world. To sustain,…


From Procedural to Functional Programming

By Pankaj Agarwal

June 6, 2020


It’s been almost a month I’m working on the open-source project with Tech4Dev. Prior to this, I had been a part of many enterprise applications in several domains including the social sector. With a deep desire to explore more areas, I found one of the interesting aspects of this project…


How Laravel helped a software development company in India achieve dream processes

By Vaibhav Rathore

May 27, 2018


Quick background Small businesses like us face the following problems: Our data is fragmented across various tools. There’s no connection between them. Finances are managed at one platform while hiring at completely different. Difficult tracking organizational activities. Small updates in emails and Chat/Slack are getting harder to track as data…


Employee Portal: Getting Hands-on

By Vaibhav Rathore

April 2, 2018


Ever since I’ve been working on the Employee Portal, I haven’t felt more amazed about Laravel. There are various things Laravel provides out of the box. Many popular third-party integrations are built-in and don’t require anything extra than setting proper configs. However, the best thing about Laravel is its documentation. The…


Employee Portal – Even small businesses should have it – Part 1

By Vaibhav Rathore

March 16, 2018


Just like SesPress came out as a result of our effort towards sending event-triggered emails cost-effectively, we have initiated Employee Portal to channelize both our internal and external operations.   The need Like any small business, we started our journey by adopting various tools for our operations. As our activities started…


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