About Mukurtu Mobile

What is Mukurtu Mobile?

Mukurtu Mobile is a mobile authoring tool for Mukurtu CMS, a digital heritage management system designed with the needs of indigenous communities in mind. The growth of Mukurtu CMS over the last two years has expanded, Mukurtu users come from all types of local communities who want to manage how they share their cultural materials.

With Mukurtu Mobile you can create content on-the-go and upload media to your own Mukurtu CMS-powered community archive, while maintaining control over your content. You can attach multiple media to your content and use our Mukurtu Core metadata fields to build a story about your media, an event, person or memory.

Starting with version 1.5, Mukurtu Mobile is available for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and Android tablets. Read more below, get the app or turn to our Support page to get started!

What can Mukurtu Mobile do for me?

You can use Mukurtu Mobile to collect digital stories, events and places of interest on your smart phone or tablet and upload them directly to your own Mukurtu CMS powered site, or try it out on our demo site. Each item created using Mukurtu Mobile is uploaded to Mukurtu CMS as one Digital Heritage item. We call these stories because of the rich narration that can result from Mukurtu's choice of metadata fields and multiple media support within the app.

If you haven't tried Mukurtu CMS yet, please visit mukurtu.org to download the software or signup for a free account on comunn.net.

What are the differences between Mukurtu Mobile and Mukurtu CMS?

Mukurtu CMS is a content management system and community archive platform. The heart and soul of Mukurtu CMS are its cultural and sharing protocols that allows users to manage, share, and preserve their digital heritage following their own cultural needs. Mukurtu Mobile is a mobile application that works with your Mukurtu CMS powered site to enable your users and community members to create stories on the go and upload them to your Mukurtu site in real time. It’s heritage in your hands!

You will need your site's url and a valid user ID and password before you can start using Mukurtu Mobile. If you don't have any or all of these, please contact your site's manager or your community administrator, or get in touch by sending us an email to support@mukurtumobile.org.

Read more on our Support Page

Features and Roadmap

Release 1.5 - Features

Mukurtu Mobile 1.5 launched at the end of March 2014 for Android phones and tablets and for iPhone and iPad. Mukurtu 1.5 main features include:

- Seamless integration with Drupal/Mukurtu CMS
- Mukurtu Core metadata
- Geo positioning (GPS+WIFI positioning, Geocoding + Reverse Geocoding)
- Set access permissions based on your own communities and cultural protocols
- Collect content offline
- Demo user to test the app
- Offline About and Help content sections, dedicated Online Support page
- Graphic user interface renewed
- Support for Keywords added
- First Android version released
- Tablet / iPad brand new interface

Release 2.0 - Roadmap

Mukurtu Mobile 2.0 will launch in the Summer of 2014.
The main updates on our roadmap are:

- Video and Audio Support
- Internal Audio recorder
- Site Web View (Visit your content online)
- Selected Media EXIF Metadata support
- Multi-media selection
- Additional Map Style options

Get App

Enable Mobile on your Mukurtu CMS site

Mukurtu Mobile 1.5 can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Google app Stores on your mobile device. In addition to this, you will need to have:

  • Access to your own Mukurtu CMS powered archive, or a CoMunn.net hosted site with at least a Personal plan. Read more.
  • Mobile upload will need to be enabled on your site. At this time, we request that you get in touch with us directly at support@mukurtumobile.org, and we'll enable it for you.

  • Test the app with a demo account

    Meanwhile, you will find instructions in the app for using a demo account on this site. Learn more.
    Download the app now from the Store and don’t forget to give us feedback!


The Mukurtu Mobile online Support page provides answers to FAQs, live support, and options to leave feedback, report bugs or just get in touch.
Moreover, we are putting together a brand new collection of video tutorials to guide you through the Mukurtu Mobile experience.