Open source, cross platform Data Management desktop application for
Dog Health programs in rural and remote Indigenous Australian communities
Tarpo runs on Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems.
To run Tarpo on your computer, you need to download and install the following software:
From its very early days, Tarpo has been used in production
by Dr. Ted Donelan in his Maningrida dog program.
Tarpo stores data in an internal SQLite database, so it's fortunately very hard for your data to become corrupted.
Tarpo is under active development, which means that certain features will come and go, and sometimes bugs will
appear, but generally all you need to do if something funny happens is restart Tarpo and the problem goes away.
If you encounter any bugs, please submit them via the Issue Tracker
Please note that Tarpo is specifically designed to run on the next-generation "Version 2" release
of the Adobe AIR Runtime. This version of AIR is currently marked as a "Release Candidate" by Adobe,
which is halfway between a "beta" and a "stable" release, so if your organisation has a strict policy
about only running stable software (whatever that means), you should wait until Adobe releases a version
of AIR that is marked as "stable".
You can read more about Adobe AIR 2 here.
If you find Tarpo useful, there are many ways you can contribute:
Please try running Tarpo and then submit all your suggestions and bug reports via the
You can Fork Tarpo on Github
or clone the codebase with Git
$ git clone git://github.com/pdonelan/tarpo
Dr. Ted Donelan (original idea and field testing)