Lokal Services. Global Impact.

Open source glue for open source applications and services….for offline or online communications and content creation, curation, consumption, and sharing.

Run the platform on a global/cloud/web-based server like a VPS and/or a local/offline server like a Raspberry Pi, a rack server, or something in between like the nimble.

New features and services are always being added.  And you’re encouraged to add your own!

If there’s a service you want to see running on the platform just give us a shout.

We’re working on making it easy to install, configure and use the platform.

Sync files, messages, and other content between global and local instances of the platform. 

For example, Lokal would enable to you to sync between multiple nimble units in the field when they have internet, which operate offline when they don’t.


What is it?

Lokal is a platform comprised of customizable open source software and services that enable communities and organizations to create, consume and communicate offline, or online where there is connectivity.  Lokal can run on most servers, whether it’s an SBC, a nimble, or a virtual private server in the cloud.


What is different about Lokal than similar platforms?

There are similar platforms out there, but Lokal is built to be offline first – designed by and for communities and partners operating where internet is limited, expensive, and excessively censored.

Users can run the services in and sync content between global servers and local servers that work offline or online. 


What can it do?

The platform enables social eLearning (building, running and taking social courses), video and audio calling and messaging, high-speed file-sharing and synchronization, wireless network management, media streaming, collaborative document and spreadsheet creation, and much more. 

Think of Lokal as box of modular lego services that can be put together in different ways to meet the needs of diverse communities around the world.


How can I install it?

Everything is on GitHub – Stay tuned for detailed documentation!

Currently we have a one-line install script, and we’re working on making it easy to select and install only desired services.


Questions? Reach out here!

Want to contribute or add new services? Our team is always open to collaboration and ideas!

Current Services

WireGuard (new)

WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography.


All-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations.


The self-hosted productivity platform that keeps you in control.


Offline Wikipedia, Gutenberg Library, TED talks, and terabytes more.


Advanced network monitoring and management (not open source)


An education content library for easy access to Khan Academy and more.


WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.


Jellyfin is the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream media to any device.

UniFi Controller

Network Management Software that binds gateways, switches and wireless access points together with one graphical front end. (Not open source)


Fast, easy, and free BitTorrent Client (for downloading Kiwix ZIM files and other open licensed content).


azuracast is a free and open-source self hosted web radio management suite.

Calibre Web

Calibre-Web is a web app providing a clean interface for browsing, reading and downloading eBooks using an existing Calibre database.

Collabora Office

Powerful on-premise office suites that enable you to access documents, author new content and work collaboratively.


From dashboards to metrics, logs and traces. Choose what works best for you and your team.

Matrix Synapse

An open network for secure, decentralized communication.


Power your metrics and alerting with a leading
open-source monitoring solution.


ResourceSpace open source Digital Asset Management software is the simple, fast, & free way to organise your digital assets.


Free and full-featured VPN client to connect to OpenVPN Cloud, Access Server or any OpenVPN protocol compatible server.


A flexible, open source LMS


Google Analytics alternative that protects your data and your customers’ privacy.


More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing


UnPoller allows you to collect data from your UniFi network controller, save it to a database, and then display it on pre-supplied attractive and data-rich Grafana dashboards

Upcoming Services

A configurable diagramming/whiteboarding visualization application


A browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. (Open Source email software).


osTicket is a widely used and trusted open source support ticketing system.


A free, open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization application


Lychee is a free photo-management tool, which runs on your server or web-space.

Tiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS is a free and open source web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) reader and aggregator


Supports real-time sharing of audio, video, slides (with whiteboard controls), chat, and the screen. Instructors can engage remote students with polling, emojis, and breakout rooms.


An installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.


AKA Home Assistant. Open source home automation that puts local control & privacy first.


HedgeDoc (formerly known as CodiMD) is an open-source collaborative markdown editor.


Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform. Use it as a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room, and more!


Server for multiplayer Minecraft.


Create and launch surveys.


DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn’t require a database.


Piwigo is open source photo gallery software for the web. Designed for organisations, teams and individuals.


MediaWiki is a collaboration and documentation platform brought to you by a vibrant community.


Etherpad is a highly customizable open source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.

What else??

Want to see another service running in Lokal? You are welcome to add it to the platform or reach out to our team!