The Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source firmware MODs, and customized, commercial mobile phones that can be used and deployed around the world, by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring.
2015 support focused on the continued development and launch of Bazaar, helping create a complete distribution ecosystem for Internet freedom tools that provides secure, streamlined tools for developers and organizations, while providing an easy “app store” experience with built-in circumvention. Android platform, the largest smartphone platform around the world. It will act a secure alternative to the Google PlayStore.
2019 Community Lab support focused on creating a tutorial for Círculo, a safety app created by the Guardian Project for female journalists in Mexico. Círculo combines a set of features available in many other safety apps like live geolocation, with a set of unique functions that enhance the privacy and safety of users, which some users find hard to understand. The goal of the project is to create a step by step tutorial that will accompany the app’s impending launch in 2020. The output for the project will be an audiovisual user guide explaining the purpose of the app and its main features. The guide will also be added to the Google Store description section of the app, the Guardian Project F-Droid repository and Guardian Project’s website.
Guardian Project’s F-Droid (a globally trusted source of free, open source privacy and censorship circumvention software) is currently receiving funding to map out the technical details of its blocking in China and Iran, and will draw on Guardian Project’s network of expert contractors to apply proven solutions. The engagement will also improve support for side channels and the user experience for first-time app users to mitigate against website blockages.