As we announced in January, we are working on a new checkins feature. We are really excited about simplifying the reporting process for those situations where you don’t need a full blown report. The checkins functionality in the Ushahidi Platform is one of the first open source checkin products that crosses multiple mobile platforms.
So, you want to give this a shot and enable checkins on your own deployment?
1. You either need to install the latest version of the code base from the repo if you are hosting the Ushahidi Platform yourself or if you are on Crowdmap, simply login to your admin panel.
2. Go to your site settings and set your timezone to UTC and scroll to the bottom and enable checkins.
3. It’s not over yet! Go to the Addons tab and then the Themes subtab and enable the “CI Cumulus”. In future versions, enabling checkins won’t involve so many steps.
Okay, now checkins are enabled on your deployment but how do you and users of your deployment perform a checkin? You need to checkin using one of the mobile applications.