Tech infrastructure. For fact-checkers.
Today’s misinformation is far ahead of the curve. Why shouldn’t we be?
We’re Appendix. We built and manage tools and tech infrastructure for our fact-checking operation: Watchdog Sri Lanka.
Tested, hardened, functional
We began during the 2019 April bombings in Sri Lanka, building a simple Android app so we could combat racism and paranoia and push out fact-checks through social media and Internet bans.
By fact-checkers, for fact-checkers
Everything we build, we built to solve problems we face daily at Watchdog Sri Lanka. From figuring out how to deploy across multiple platforms to sorting out easy ways to visualize and present data, all of it is build in situ.
Simple, frugal, economical
Most companies boast about their IT budgets. We’re proud to build stuff that works in Global South situations - shoestring budgets, capacity constraints, able to run on the cheapest hardware on hand.