08.Jan. 2019

How to get OnGea

You can either install OnGea on your own server/webspace (it’s free, but a bit complicated) – or you can rent a pre-installed OnGea from our hosting partner.

The OnGea System technically consists of different pieces of software:

  • The main OnGea System is a Drupal-based system, including the OnGea Activity Admin App as integrated module. It needs to be installed on a Linux-based server or webspace that fulfills certain additional requirements.
  • The OnGea Mobile App is a separate piece of software, available in an Android and an iOS version. Participants that want to use it need to install it on their smartphones.

We wanted to develop an easy-to-install software. Still, the technologies we needed to give us the features we wanted resulted in a system with quite some requirements, and a installation procedure more complicated that what we had wished for. If you are quite experienced in installing software on Linux based servers/webspace, you can give it a try: The source code for the OnGea System is available at:

There’s also a more comfortable version: Our partners at are offering the hosting of pre-installed OnGea systems. For a one-time installation fee of 90 € plus VAT, and a monthly fee of 4,99 € plus VAT, you get a running system that you can configure quickly to suit your needs. This system includes 10 GB of webspace that you can also use for non-OnGea websites, plus 2.5 GB of e-mail space. Additionally, you will need a domain with an SSL certificate to make the OnGea system work; for a .de domain, this would cost 2,50 € plus VAT per month. For other country domains, check (starting from page 6). German language, but easy to understand. Detailed information about the OnGea hosting tariff can be found in the PDF at the bottom of this page (English language).

The partnership with and their boss Klaus Jettkant is based on mutual trust and on a win-win situation; there are no financial transactions involved in either direction, except for the regular fees that we pay for our own OnGea installations hosted by (same fees as you would pay). Klaus Jettkant is hosting the websites of the ROOTS & ROUTES International Association and of ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. since our associations were founded in 2008 and 2014. We have been very satisfied customers ever since. So we approached Klaus to develop a reasonable priced offer for pre-installed OnGea systems, making it easier for youth work organisations and networks to quickly get to a working OnGea system, and at the same time giving you a contact person for maintainance and updates.

For the OnGea Mobile App, there’s different ways of installation depending on the operating system:
The OnGea Mobile App for Android can be downloaded here:
Since iOS Apps can only be installed via the Apple App store, you must get the OnGea Mobile App for iOS there; it’s free.
Since the OnGea Mobile App is a separate piece of software, it has different version numbers that the rest of the OnGea system.
The source code for the OnGea Mobile App is available at:

Both the OnGea system and the OnGea mobile app are open source software, published under the EUPL 1.2 licence. You are free to further develop them; we are happy if you inform us about your results, maybe we can add your developments to future official versions of the OnGea tools.





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