The J2ME App

The J2me team is made up of self-motivated individuals from the professional arena and also those still pursuing their undergraduates. They are what I call Java/J2me extremists.  Although words like “glass pane” and “spinner” were flashed around during the meet up, I tried to fit in. The team unanimously agreed to use the Light-Weight UI […]

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SwiftRiver v0.2.0 Batuque Released

SwiftRiver is Ushahidi’s software platform for managing large streams of data. Over the past 30 days we completely rewrote the SwiftRiver app to make it faster, leaner and easier to use. Because of the rewrite, some things like the veracity slider have been removed, but expect them to return in the next release version 0.3.0 […]

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SwiftRiver Releases Plugins for WordPress

For all you WordPress publishers out there interested in SwiftRiver there are two official plugins we’re releasing today that bring Swift to your platform of choice: WP-SiLCC and WP-Veracity. WP-SiLCC WP-SiLCC is an auto tagging plug-in. Users who run news sites or aggregators should consider using this to add a basic level of taxonomy to […]

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Allocation of Time: Deploying Ushahidi

[This post is by Chris Blow, one of the longest serving Ushahidi community members, and one of the brains behind the whole SwiftRiver platform.] I just had a meeting with some Knight fellows at Stanford who have some very interesting ideas about how to use Ushahidi in a journalistic context — very exciting stuff. As […]

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Welcoming Limo and Linda

One of the great joys of being a part of Ushahidi is the calibre of the people that you work with. We run a small and tight ship, so we have to be very particular about who joins us full time. Thus far we’ve been overly fortunate in the quality of individuals who are here. […]

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First Ushahidi 101 held @iHub Nairobi

The first session on Ushahidi 101 took place on May 12th, attracting 16 people from different organizations in Nairobi. The session was meant to introduce Ushahidi to people who may not already know how it works, share the special features that we may not be using or didn’t know how they could help and most […]

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