About Q2

Quadrant 2

Quadrant 2 (Q2) has created software for some of the most well-recognized brands and advocacy organizations both in the United States and around the world.

Who are we?

Our expertise spans mobile app and AI chatbot development, machine learning, video-based documentation and storytelling, and more... always with an imaginative twist.

Our CEO and founder Jason Van Anden invented “I’m Getting Arrested” in 2011 to empower Occupy Wall Street protesters so they would be able to use a mobile app to alert their loved ones if they got arrested. In 2012, we created “Stop and Frisk Watch” to allow members and supporters of the New York Civil Liberties Union to document the NYPD's widespread practice of racial profiling.

We have continued to innovate in the Apptivist space with the “Mobile Justice” series of police video bystander apps that was released in 2014, following the Ferguson unrest that took place in Missouri that same year.

Today, more than 20 ACLU state-level affiliates are actively using our Mobile Justice apps to collect evidence of injustices and to empower people all across the United States to know their rights.

Who have we worked with?

In 2018, the ACLU Border Rights Center, the ACLU of Texas and Q2 announced the launch of MigraCam, a mobile app designed to help people living in over-policed communities send video evidence of enforcement actions to their family members via email and SMS. MigraCam features include: video-based Know Your Rights information, location sharing, the ability to customize a message that will be sent to friends or family members, and notifications.

We've also partnered with a local Latina-owned NYC Public Benefit Corporation called Radical Health to launch Radical Relay. Radical Relay is an AI-powered “know your rights” for health app. The app leverages the power of lived peer to peer experience along with natural language processing to help prepare people seeking care so they can have all the information they need to ask the right questions during a clinical visit, with a goal of ensuring equitable and high-quality care for all.​

Most recently, Quadrant 2 developed the “WorkIt” platform for United for Respect (formerly Our Walmart). Workit is a peer-to-peer expert policy portal combined with a mobile app, which was originally designed for use by the more than 1 million non-unionized Walmart workers in the U.S.A. The WorkIt platform has now been adopted by a number of other key labor union and advocacy organizations both in the United States and internationally.

Who's talking about us?

Our technologies have been well-documented by major media outlets, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Wired Magazine. Our apps have been installed over half a million times by individuals all around the world.