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Sandstorm

This video is about sandstorm

Published 5 days ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Philip Talking

This video is about Philip Talking

Published 1 week ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Crowdmap Public Beta

Crowdmap Public Beta

Published 1 month ago

By heatherleson

Online reporting: 5 Key things to get started

Heather Leson from Ushahidi shares her top tips on online reporting.

Published 1 month ago

By TransparencyIntl

Muny, Tranparency Zimbabwe

Muny, Transparency International Zimbabwe
Ushahidi Platform soon to be launched
ALAC Meeting
March 26, 2013

Published 2 months ago

By Ushahidi

Padje, Transparency Bosnia-Herzegovina

Padje, Transparency International Bosnia-Herzegovina
Ushahidi deployment to be launched soon
ALAC Meeting
March 26, 2013

Published 2 months ago

By Ushahidi

Ratna, Transparency Indonesia

Ratna, Transparency International Indonesia
Contributor, Korupedia (http://www.korupedia.org/)
ALAC Meeting
March 26, 2013

Published 2 months ago

By Ushahidi

Metodi Zajkov, Transparency Macedonia

Metodi Zajkov, Transparency International Macedonia
co-founder Draw the Red Line: Transparency Watch : http://transparency-watch.com/
ALAC Meeting
March 26, 2013

Published 2 months ago

By Ushahidi

Tarik Nesh-Nash, Transparency Morocco

Tarik Nesh-Nash, Transparency International Morocco
Creator of Mamdawrinch: http://www.mamdawrinch.com/
ALAC Meeting, Transparency International
March 26, 2013

Published 2 months ago

By Ushahidi

Milena Marin, Transparency International

Milena Marin, Transparency International on Online Reporting
ALAC meeting
March 26, 2013

Published 2 months ago

By Ushahidi

Crowdmap: Search the crowd.

Find real-time information from anywhere in the world, about any topic.

Published 2 months ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Crowdmap: Create immersive maps.

Quickly pin new or existing posts, then dive into your interactive, full-screen map.

Published 2 months ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Crowdmap: Effortlessly add media.

Publish text, photos and multimedia to any map, from any web-browsing device.

Published 2 months ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Crowdmap: Follow maps you like.

Keep up with the latest posts from maps and people you’re interested in.

Published 2 months ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Introduction to Crowdmap

Evan Sims, Senior Developer at Ushahidi on the Crowdmap team, gives us a brief walk through of what Crowdmap is and why you might consider using it as opposed to a standalone Ushahidi deployment. Hosted via Google+ Hangout on February 7, 2013.

Published 4 months ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Ushahidi Windows 8

Ushahidi Windows 8 app
Demo by Seth Kigen, Ushahidi Trusted Developer

Published 4 months ago

By Ushahidi

Ushahidi Team Congratulates HarrassMap Egypt.

Greetings and congratulations from Kenya! We are cheering you on, come visit us soon at the iHub.
http://thebobs.com/english/category/2012/?only_winners=true

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi DRC Tutorial

ushahidiThe following Ushahidi Tutorial was done by the election monitoring team for the DRC elections in 2011.

About that project: http://blog.ushahidi.com/index.php/2012/01/10/election-monitoring-in-the-drc/cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Water Hack - Ushahidi plus Pachube

ushahidiLeif Percifield demoing at Water Hack
March 24, 2012

Event: http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/50617532/cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Water Hack - Public Laboratory

ushahidiShannon Dosemagen talks about Public Laboratory and Mapping
March 24, 2012
Water Hackcc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Public Laboratory Demo- Union Square

Public Laboratory Demo in Union Square, NYC
http://publiclaboratory.org/home
Featuring Shannon Dosemagen
March 24, 2012

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

PCB Circuit Board Cutting

ushahidiWater Hack Circuit Board cutting video. Hacks to sensors to maps

Video by Don't Flush Me (http://dontflush.me/)
By Leif Percifieldcc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Water Hack Ignite: Jens Rasmussen

Water Hack Ignite by Jens Rasmussen
http://www.jensrasmussen.info/home.html

Video taken on March 23, 2012 for the Water Hackathon
http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/50617532/

Event leads: Public Laboratory, Pachube, Ushahidi, Citizen Sensor and Don't Flush Me

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Water Hack: PubLab Ignite

ushahidiWater Hack Ignite - Public Laboratory

Sara Wylie of PubLab

Video taken on March 23, 2012 for the Water Hackathon
http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/50617532/

Event leads: Public Laboratory, Pachube, Ushahidi, Citizen Sensor and Don't Flush Mecc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Water Hack: Citizen Sensor and mwater

ushahidiWater Hack - Citizen Sensor and mwater

Joe Saavedra of http://citizensensor.cc/
John Feighery of http://mwater.co/

Video taken on March 23, 2012 for the Water Hackathon
http://www.meetup.com/iotnewyork/events/50617532/

Event leads: Public Laboratory, Pachube, Ushahidi, Citizen Sensor and Don't Flush Mecc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Engy Ghozlan on the power of Harassmap

ushahidiEngy Ghozian is a co-founder of Harassmap. Engy's team have created a unique online and offline program for change.

This video was taken on March 14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA at iCT4D 2012.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Kate Cummings on Community Needs

ushahidiKate Cummings is the Program Manager for Ushahidi Liberia and a co-founder of the iLab in Monrovia.

She mentors Ushahidi community members

Video taken March 14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA at the ICT4D2012 conference.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

DDD 2012: Patrick Meier: Conference Keynote

Patrick Meier, Ushahidi

Keynote speech at 2012 Digital Disease Detection Conference

Published 1 year ago

By healthmap

SHARE Talk: Patrick Meier: May The Crowd Be With You - The Ushahidi Story

Patrick Meier gives his talk, "May The Crowd Be With You - The Ushahidi Story"

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Cost of Chicken using Ushahidi

ushahidiCost of Chicken: Food Anthropology in search of information, ideas, and ways to improve quality food access for all
https://costofchicken.crowdmap.com/
Interview with Olga Werby: http://www.pipsqueak.com/index.html
In San Francisco, the cost of food varies by neighborhood. Some places don't have access to cheap healthy foods, some do. We want to find out the cost of food around the world. The basic hypothesis is that the cost of chicken varies geographically. It's much less in Africa then it is in San Francisco. But what proportion of the total income is this cost? 99¢ per pound for chicken legs at COSTCO is cheap to us. Is it as cheap as a 12¢ a pound chicken legs in Africa? 12 cents there might be a lot of money as a proportion of a total family income. Also, where do these chicken come from? Those sold in most San Francisco supermarkets are produced on mega farms, thus the cost per chicken is relatively low--we can afford to buy them. How about in other places? What if you live on a family farm and grow chickens? How many chickens can you reasonably grow for your family to consume? There are many interesting questions that could be asked AFTER the data is collected.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Grant MacEwan University Student Demo: Ranjoat Panesar

ushahidiGrant MacEwan University
Computer Science
December 2011

Ranjoat Panesar (https://github.com/rpanesar/Ushahidi_Web.git) added a plugin to support 2-way SMS communication between an SMS user and the system. For example, the could stop and start notices or search for incidents related to a keyword. The motivating idea was having a user search for incidents around their current area, but we didn't get that far.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Grant MacEwan University Student Demo: Richard Laan

ushahidiGrant MacEwan University
Computer Science Class
December 2011

Richard Laan (https://github.com/laanr/cmpt-395-Ushahidi.git) added the ability to select multiple categories on the main map page. Richard's learning curve was even steeper in that he had to learn Javascript for this project. In the end, a very successful implementation. Tracing the javascript was the most challenging aspect for Richard.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

SMSMap: Ushahidi Community Voices

ushahidiThis video includes Claire Wardle and Robbie MacKay, two Ushahidi community members.

Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS co-hosted a joint Sms to Map event in Nairobi, Kenya and London, UK on Monday, November 7, 2011. While time zone shifting prevented us from holding a reasonable simultaneous evening discussion, with shared purpose and some speakers participants heard about stories and lessons learned of using FrontlineSMS and Ushahidi software. Each event included representatives from our organizations as well as community members.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Kuo Yu "Slayer" Chuang (Open GeoSMS) - ICCM 2011

Slayer presented on "How Open GeoSMS Helps Disaster Management"

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Helena Puig (Standby Task Force) - ICCM 2011

Helena Puig - "The Standby Volunteer Task Force and the Libya Crisis Map"

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

David Leung (Samoa) - ICCM 2011

David Leung talks about a few things he'd like to see implemented within the Ushahidi Platform that would valuable within the disaster management context.

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Esteban Tronfi presentando la herramienta AgroTestigo

agdagroEntrevista realizada por AgroVerdad a Esteban Tronfi (Gte. Agro Insumos de AGD), presentando AgroTestigo, una herramienta de conocimiento colectivo para el Agro.

¿Porqué Agrotestigo?
Una nueva ola de progresos en tecnologías para el agro, desde biotecnología hasta prácticas agrícolas, llega en el momento justo y necesario para posibilitar la productividad que se requiere en los cultivos y poder enfrentar los niveles proyectados de demanda. Esta nueva ola de progresos tecnológicos, tal vez comparable con la denominada "revolución verde" de mediados del siglo pasado, llega en un momento muy distinto que aquella fundamentalmente por los grandes avances que ha realizado la humanidad en materia de comunicaciones y sociabilización del conocimiento. Si sectorialmente son bien aprovechados esos progresos sociales pueden imprimir más velocidad en los procesos de aprendizaje e innovación y, a su vez, insertar mejor el progreso de la agricultura en la conciencia colectiva por el lazo de la sociedad con el campo también facilitado en las redes. La "revolución verde" demoró aproximadamente 30 años en consolidarse en todo el mundo y encontró su vehículo de expansión en el soporte de las organizaciones agrícolas internacionales. La buena noticia en esta oportunidad es que la nueva revolución de la productividad podría ser catalizada por las habilidades humanas desarrolladas en materia de comunicación digital y demorar infinitamente menos en consolidarse. El desafío es adaptar esas habilidades a los requerimientos del sector agropecuario creando "agro redes sociales". Ya existen buenos ejemplos que se encaminan en ese sentido. "Agrotestigo" es un ejemplo mas, a prueba, que bien puede ayudar a construir conocimiento colectivo mediante la sociabilización experiencias reales a campo y geo-referenciadas vía web ó bien, también cumpliría su propósito, si es un antecedente de aprendizaje válido para diseñar una propuesta que ajuste mejor a lo que el campo necesita.
Equipo AgroTestigocc

Published 1 year ago

By agdagro

TEDxKC -- Patrick Meier -- Changing The World, One Map At A Time

Maps have always been a source of fascination and intrigue. Today's maps, however, can also help to save lives during disasters, document human rights abuses and monitor elections in countries under repressive rule. This presentation will explain how today's live maps can combine crowds and clouds to drive social change.

Patrick Meier is Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi—a non-profit technology company voted by MIT's Technology Review as one of the 50 most innovative companies in the world alongside Facebook. Patrick is also co-founder of the International Network of Crisis Mappers and previously co-directed Harvard University's Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning.

This year's TEDxKC program, If Only. Only If., examines how radical collaboration, transparency and an open-source mind-set are shaping our world. More information about TEDxKC can be found at: http://www.TEDxKC.org

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Published 1 year ago

By TEDxTalks

Ushahidi HHI Launch

The Ushahidi .ke Evaluation Launch was held on August 25, 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative supported by the Knight Foundation conducted evaluation research of the Kenyan Ushahidi deployments. This project, lead by Jennifer Chan and Melissa Tully included creating three tool-kits to assist Ushahidi deployers with the Assessment, Implementation and Output toolboxes. The launch was an interactive event to assess the content and usability of the tool-kits. Result of the research and event will provide active feedback to the evolution of the software, including adding online assistance for deployers.

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Muchiri Nyaggah on Ushahidi

Muchiri Nyaggah of Semacraft Consulting speaking at the Ushahidi .ke evaluation launch shares why Ushahidi is important

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Erik Hersman on Ushahidi, Community and Coffee

Erik Hersman, Director of Operations & Strategy, explains why Ushahidi .ke evaluation is important to Ushahidi.

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Jennifer Chan on Ushahidi's collaboration with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Jennifer Chan of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative explains Ushahidi's collaboration with the HHI.

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Philip Thigo on why SODNET uses Ushahidi

Philip Thigo of SODNET, a Ushahidi Deployment Partner, explains why and how SODNET use the Ushahidi platform. Philip was speaking at the Ushahidi .ke Evaluation launch

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Heather Leson speaks on the Ushahidi .ke Evaluation

Heather Leson Ushahidi's Director of Community Engagement explains the thinking behind the Ushahidi .ke Evaluation.

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Crowdmap Basics - Enabling the Facebook Social Plugin

ushahidiThis video shows you how to enable a plugin on Crowdmap.com to allow people to comment using their Facebook accounts.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Crowdmap Basics - Managing Your Public Listing

ushahidiThis video shows you how to modify your public listing that helps users find your deployment.cc

Published 1 year ago

By ushahidi

Where 2.0 2011, Patrick Meier "The Future of Crisis Mapping for Disaster Response"

Where 2.0 2011, Patrick Meier "The Future of Crisis Mapping for Disaster Response"

Published 2 years ago

By OreillyMedia

Advocacy Journalism in the Digital Age Conference: Panel 2 - Patrick Meier

Case Studies: What works, and how? What does "success" look like?
Patrick Meier, director of drisis mapping and strategic partnerships, Ushahidi

Published 2 years ago

By Newseum

Crowdmap Basics - Creating a Deployment

In this screencast, we will look at the basics of setting up a deployment on Crowdmap and modifying some of the basic settings like changing the title, tagline and default map view of your deployment.

If you already have an account, you can sign in above and create a new deployment from there. However, we are going to create a deployment as a new user.

So, all we need to do is click on "Sign Up For Free" and we will have our deployment operational with basic functionality in only a few minutes.

On this screen, we will see a list of all of our deployments. We want to get right to it and start modifying our deployment so we will cover settings on this page in another screencast.

I'm going to open two tabs, one with the front end of our new deployment and another with our admin dashboard.

This is our Crowdmap with default settings. Since our organization was born in Kenya, the default starting location is Nairobi. However, there's a good chance you would like to have your map centered somewhere else. We'll get to that in just a minute.

Now let's take a look at our admin panel.

You can see here that we need to log in. Every deployment created on the Crowdmap system is a totally stand alone copy of Ushahidi which does not use a universal login. What this means is you manage user accounts on each deployment separately. Managing users will be covered in another screencast. For now, we just want to log in and get going.

The default login is going to be the same as your Crowdmap.com login when you created the deployment.

When we first log in, we see the admin dashboard. There isn't much to see here since our deployment isn't being used just yet. Let's go ahead and change some of the basic settings in the settings tab.

As you can see here, we have our Site Name and Tagline at the top of the settings page. Let's say we want to jazz things up and add an exclamation point to our site name and tagline. We can do that here and simply hit save. There are more settings here if you would like to explore on your own.

Now, how about that map? All we need to do is click on the Map settings link and make a few modifications.

If your deployment is collecting reports in only one country, you can select a default country from the dropdown here. However, if you are going to be collecting reports and placing them on the map globally, you can simply leave the country selection alone and pick "Yes" here.

Crowdmap is designed to give you flexibility in your mapping provider. To change this to say, Open Street Map, simply select it from the dropdown in the map provider section. Next, we are going to pick our default zoom level and center for our map. I'm currently in Louisville, KY so I'm going to pick my location. Let's zoom out using this slider, clicking where you want the center of your map to be.

Now lets see our changes. As you can see, our site name, tagline and map view have all been set where we want them.

Thank you for taking the time to watch this screencast and good luck with your deployment!

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

SwiftRiver Dataflow 1

This short video illustrates the way data is processed by SwiftRiver.

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Patrick Meier & Josh Nesbit: The Haiti 4636 Story

To commemorate the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, today we’re releasing the PopTech 2010 talk from Patrick Meier, director of crisis mapping at Ushahidi, and Josh Nesbit, executive director of Medic Mobile (formerly FrontlineSMS: Medic). They describe their organizations’ collaborative response to the Haiti earthquake using text messaging, mobile mapping, and a cadre of dedicated volunteers.

Published 2 years ago

By PopTech

Ushahidi: Creating a New Narrative

The Ushahidi Platform allows everyone to create the narrative. In this video, the Ushahidi founders and others discuss the origins of and rational behind the Ushahidi platform. ---- Produced by Jon Shuler & Sarah George Directed and Shot by Jon Shuler Motion Graphics by Mancel Lindsey Photography by Boniface Mwangi Music by Saregama - saregama-music.blogspot.com

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

SwiftRiver Platform Update October

A screen cast overview of the Swift platform.

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Louisiana Bucket Brigade

We hope this video will inspire you to show your solidarity with residents of the Gulf Coast. Post messages of support including your current location or hometown (city, state / province, country) on the Oil Spill Crisis map (http://oilspill.labucketbrigade.org) via: Twitter: using the hashtag #gcsolidarity or #BPspillmap Text Message: +1 504 272 7645 (+1 504 27 27 OIL) Email: bpspillmap@gmail.com Or visit oilspill.labucketbrigade.org and “submit an incident”

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

Collaborative Crisis Mapping

Presentation given at the Emergency Social Data Summit organized by the Red Cross in Washington DC on August 12, 2010.

Published 2 years ago

By brightearth

Uchiguzi Time Lapse

On Aug 4, 2010 Nairobi's tech community came together to deploy Ushihidi for Kenya's referendum on their new Constituion.

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

Tomorrow, Kenya Decides.

Tomorrow (Aug 4 2010) Kenya votes on a proposed new constitution and Ushahidi–in partnership with SODNET, CRECO, and others–is deploying a new election monitoring system called Uchaguzi (election in Swahili.) The piece introduces us to some of the players in the partnership and explains part of what will happen tomorrow. Continue telling the story throughout the week. We at Ushahidi will have all eyes on Kenya tomorrow as they go to the poles. We hope for a fair and peaceful process. Video by Jonathan Shuler

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi Screencast: Cloudvox Call-To-Report Plugin

We've created a plugin that lets individuals call in to a deployment of the platform and submit a report by phone.

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi Screencast: Intro To Plugins

Part I – Intro: 0:00 – 5:53 Part II – Overview of the Plugin System: 5:53 – 21:40 Part III – Developer Mailing List Q & A: 21:40 – 30:00

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

SwiftRiver 101 Session 1

An overview of the SwiftRiver platform by Director Jon Gosier. Recorded at the iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday June 16th.

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi

Getting Started with SwiftRiver - Batuque

How to install and use the latest alpha build of SwiftRiver, v0.2.0 Batuque.

Published 2 years ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Handover in Haiti

This video shows part of the transition over to the Haitian community: shifting the majority of the translation and mapping tasks into the hands of Haitians. The microwork initiative is creating jobs, stimulating local infrastructure development and empowering Haitians to contribute to the rebuilding process.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Haiti 4636 Project

Success almost never happens in a vacuum.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Getting Started With Swift River

This overview and instructional video (for SwiftRiver version 0.0.9 Rumba) gives users a better understanding of how to use the Swift software.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Getting Started with SwiftRiver - Rumba

This overview and instructional video (for SwiftRiver version 0.0.9 Rumba) gives users a better understanding of how to use the Swift software.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Ushahidi Haiti

Interviews with several Ushahidi team members as well as others involved with the crisis response in Haiti.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi Haiti

Interviews with several Ushahidi team members as well as others involved with the crisis response in Haiti

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

iHub First Look - Nairobi's Tech Innovation Hub

[This is the first look at the future iHub, the space it will be in and where it's located. Opening day is March 3, 2010.]

The iHub is a space for the technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in Nairobi, Kenya. This space is a tech community facility with a focus on young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers and designers. It is part open community workspace (co-working), part investor and VC hub and part incubator.

High speed internet, a comfortable and cool working environment, and a space for events and meetings to take place is what the iHub is about. It's run and managed by members of the local tech community.

It isn’t just a business. The end goal of the Innovation Hub in Nairobi is not to make money and be more profitable. Instead, it is to grow a stronger technology community in Nairobi, one where developers, designers, VCs and businesses are all better connected and mutually benefiting from the growth.

Location
The iHub's location is going to be on the 4th floor of the new Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong Road (directly opposite the Uchumi Hyper). It's an amazing location, with quick access to public transportation, food and the rest of town.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi, Ushahidi

Ushahidi Meetup 09 D

Ushahidi Meetup: the closing

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi Meetup 09 C

Ushahidi Meetup: Mogadishu 1.0 is released!

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi Meetup 09 B

Ushahidi Meetup: Introductions & Hatari

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi Meetup 09 A

Starting up the Ushahidi Meetup

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

What is Ushahidi?

• Imagine a way for people all over the world to tell the story of what was happening to them — or around them — during a disaster or emergency

• It would need to be easy to use. Something that almost anybody can do. And it would need to be deployable worldwide.

• And thatʼs why weʼve created Ushahidi ("testimony" in Swahili).

• Born form the post-election violence in Kenya in 2005, Ushahidi kept Kenyans current on vital information and provided invaluable assistance to those providing relief.

• Since then Ushahidi has grown into a large open-source project impacting a number of communities around the world.

• It was deployed in the DR Congo to monitor unrest.

• Al Jazeera used it to track violence in Gaza.

• It was used to help monitor the 2009 Indian Elections.

• And to help gather reports globally about the recent Swine Flu outbreak.

• Anybody can contribute information. Whether itʼs a simple text message from a SMS-capable phone, a photo or video from a smartphone, or a report submitted online,
Ushahidi can gather information from any device with a digital data connection.

• After a report is submitted itʼs posted in near real-time to an interactive map that can be viewed on a computer or smartphone.

• But the most powerful feature Ushahidi offers, is the ability to take the core application and deploy it yourself to suit your communityʼs needs. Since Ushahidi is open-source, anyone can improve the service in anyway they see fit.

• Our growing community of developers are constantly at work improving Ushahidi to bring it to as many people as possible — including working to bring native applications
to todayʼs most popular mobile devices.

• With Ushahidi, itʼs easier than ever to get critical and timely information to those that need it most, on a platform that almost everybody can use.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

Ushahidi's Goma Release: Stability, Speed and Mobile Apps

An Ushahidi tradition is to name all of our major releases after African cities that have had disturbances. Today we’re announcing the “Goma” release of the platfrom, version 0.9 – named after that oft-beleaguered town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We had three main areas that we focused on for this Goma; stability, speed and mobile apps. David gives an intro to Ushahidi v0.9 due out the first week of August. This release is all about stability, speed and fine tuning of features. We're also announcing the release of three new mobile apps created for Android, Java phones and Windows Mobile. A BIG thanks goes out to all the devs who made this happen. Major contributors included: Jason Mule (Kenya) Brian Muita (Kenya) Soyapi Mumba (Malawi) Emmanuel Kala (Kenya) Henry Addo (Ghana) Steve Mutinda (Kenya) Dale Zak (Canada)

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

An Introduction to the Swift River initiative

Swift River was given a lot of thought by Chris Blow and Kaushal Jhalla before the Ushahidi meetings in March 2009. This video is a short version of what was recorded, giving an idea of what was being discussed. What is Swift? It's an initiative that seeks to do two very important things, both of which are crucial for not just Ushahidi, but for many emergency response activities in the future. First, it gathers as many possible streams of data about a particular crisis event as possible. Second, using a two-part filter, that stream of data is filtered through both machine based algorithms and humans to better understand the veracity and level of importance of any piece of information.

Published 3 years ago

By ushahidi

What is the Ushahidi Platform?

• Imagine a way for people all over the world to tell the story of what was happening to them — or around them — during a disaster or emergency • It would need to be easy to use. Something that almost anybody can do. And it would need to be deployable worldwide. • And thatʼs why weʼve created Ushahidi ("testimony" in Swahili) Platform. • Born form the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008, the platform kept Kenyans current on vital information and provided invaluable assistance to those providing relief. • Since then the Ushahidi Platform has grown into a large open-source project impacting a number of communities around the world. • It was deployed in the DR Congo to monitor unrest. • Al Jazeera used it to track violence in Gaza. • It was used to help monitor the 2009 Indian Elections. • And to help gather reports globally about the recent Swine Flu outbreak. • Anybody can contribute information. Whether itʼs a simple text message from a SMS-capable phone, a photo or video from a smartphone, or a report submitted online, Ushahidi can gather information from any device with a digital data connection. • After a report is submitted itʼs posted in near real-time to an interactive map that can be viewed on a computer or smartphone. • But the most powerful feature the platform offers, is the ability to take the core application and deploy it yourself to suit your communityʼs needs. Since the Ushahidi Platform is open-source, anyone can improve the service in anyway they see fit. • Our growing community of developers are constantly at work improving Ushahidi to bring it to as many people as possible — including working to bring native applications to todayʼs most popular mobile devices. • With the Ushahidi Platform, itʼs easier than ever to get critical and timely information to those that need it most, on a platform that almost everybody can use.

Published 3 years ago

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Ushahidi: Developers meeting Sept '09 pt 3

Ushahidi Chix may have been the highlight of the meeting but it was certainly not all. Chris Hutchins and Amy Fox, developers from the US, were attending the meeting, and there were benefits too. We all exchanged software and you could ask any question to whoever could answer and get collaborative answers.

Published 3 years ago

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Ushahidi: Developers meeting Sept '09 pt 2

Ken also took the time to explain more about Ushahidi platform, the technical side of things.

Published 3 years ago

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Ushahidi: Developers meeting Sept '09 pt1

Emmanuel took the chance to explain to the Chix how he is doing with the frontline SMS, the tweaks, and what the future will look like.

Published 3 years ago

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Rachel Kungu talks about using Ushahidi

Rachel Kungu, of Peace Caravan, was one of the early users of Ushahidi as she documented their efforts towards a peaceful end to the hostilities in Kenya's post election violence. Here is a short video interview of her talking about that what she thinks about the platform, and the possibilities that it creates.

Published 4 years ago

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