By Simon Whitehouse
We’re really pleased to announce the release of the newly updated version of AidView, a simple user interface to view IATI data.
aidinfo have worked with our software development partners, White October using the data collected and made available through Kit Wallace’s AidView DB to produce this latest version of AidView. It is a simple user interface that provides ability to browse and view that data being published as part of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).
Both AidView and AidView DB are open source projects and you can access them through their respective GitHub repositories: Kit Wallace’s AidView DB on Github and White October AidView web application on Github.
The latest version includes the following updates:
- All of the data elements that form part of the IATI Standard are now included in the AidView application
- You can now export IATI data from AidView in csv and pdf formats
- AidView is now compatible with most current web browsers
- You can now see a breakdown of financial transactions within any activity in both graph and tabular form
- Improvements to the backend and general usability of the front end
Added to this, there has been a lot of work done by Kit to improve the importing of data into AidView. As a result, data viewed through AidView is going to be more up-to-date in the future.
We are also looking for partners to help us to further develop AidView over the coming months. We’re really pleased with this update and some of the work we’ve done has meant we see opportunities to further enhance the software. For instance, we’d like to internationalise AidView by including languages other than English and letting users set their preferred language. This is becoming increasingly worthwhile doing as more publishers use languages other than English in their activity files. We also think there is some real potential in creating a version of AidView that organisations can use with just their own data.
- The team working on this new release of AidView include White October, Kit Wallace, project management from Simon Whitehouse and expert technical support from Steven Flower and David Carpenter.
- We hope you find the changes made to be worthwhile and useful. Any comments you have about AidView, either in general or related to this update, can be made in the comments or through the User Voice forum for AidView.