Data and Insights
In addition to our community and education work, we look at wider trends. We collect data on repair from our community events using our Fixometer application, and we use the data to provide insights into the devices we see, such as the impact of the Restart community. We’re co-founding an Open Repair Alliance to share information and insights with repair organisations around the world.
We’re also exploring the availability of trusted commercial repairers, and learning about the behaviours of the people who like get involved in Restart Parties.
Find out more about the improvements in our latest release of the Fixometer – version 3.0 AKA “Commutator”.
We appear on The One Show tonight, talking about mobiles and why we – and professionals – struggle to repair so many of them in a cost-effective way. Using mobiles for longer is crucial to reducing their environmental impacts.
Building on work in East London, the aim is to discover as many relevant businesses as possible in three North London boroughs, collect data on them, and then develop and apply criteria for reliable businesses.
The first version of the Open Repair Data Standard (ORDS) is now ready, following the initial meeting of the Open Repair Alliance’s founding members in October during Fixfest.
Restart co-founder Ugo Vallauri spoke at Mozilla Festival (“MozFest”) 2017: the world’s leading festival for the open internet. Mozfest gathered together advocates for a ‘healthy internet’ and hardware is a big part of this.