On Discoverability of Crowdmaps

As Ushahidi adoption has grown, so has the problem of discoverability of Crowdmaps. In the guidelines for crowdsourcing, emphasis is made on multipronged strategy of not just setting up the Crowdmap, but also finding ways to let the intended audience know about the goals of your Crowdmap and how to report. This is because the […]

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Introducing Official Partner and Trusted Developer Badges

The Ushahidi platform would not be what it is today if it weren’t for the amazing support of the Ushahidi community. Members of the community continuously improve the open source software, deploy the technology in truly inspiring ways and share invaluable feedback with the Ushahidi team. So we’ve decided to launch an “Official Ushahidi Partner” […]

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Ushahidi welcomes Kenya Open Data Initiative

On the 8th of July 2011 the Government of Kenya launched a new Open Government Data Portal that will for the first time make several large government data sets available to researchers and the general public. The data will be available online in a flexible, user-friendly platform that will allow data users to view different […]

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Ushahidi iOS White-Label

The Ushahidi iOS app has come along way since it was first released seven months ago. The app has gone through several iterations including a number of new features with each version: 1.0 – iPhone and iPad interface, support for multiple maps, offline reporting 1.1 – sharing via Twitter, sharing via email, sharing via SMS […]

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Ushahidi Android App 2.0

For the past couple of months, we have been tirelessly working on version 2.0 of the Ushahidi Android app. We have drastically improved the user interface (UI), as well as adding an array of bug fixes and new features. Now Let’s See What We’ve Baked So Far. Checkins Support We added this feature to the Ushahidi […]

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Geneva: Announcing the Enhanced Crisis Management Demonstrator

Crossposted from ICT4Peace Site. Ushahidi and the ICT4Peace Foundation have agreed to jointly develop an enhanced ICT4Peace Crisis Information Management Platform Demonstrator (CIMD), based on Ushahidi’s existing platform and as deployed e.g. in Libya including further upgrades such as the ‘Luanda’ version of the Ushahidi platform and based of specifications provided by ICT4Peace. The new […]

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Our Community Lead Arrives: Heather Leson Joins Ushahidi!

For so long we’ve needed a “champion of the user-side” in Ushahidi. We’re deeply focused on the tech here, and we realized last year that the community of deployers needed someone who could work with them – someone that was dedicated to their needs and acting as a go-between for them to the Ushahidi core […]

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Dealing with Dirty Data: the Sudan VoteMonitor Project

Ushahidi and other crowdsourced projects have shown just how useful it is to enable ordinary people to use the tools that they already use everyday to report what is happening around them. But the success of these tools can be overwhelming if we don’t have a way to weed out irrelevant, spammy or fictitious reports […]

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Ushahidi and Google team up in Liberia for elections

iLab Liberia was bustling last week with Ushahidi Liberia and Google’s event, “New Tech at Work: Planning for Liberia’s Elections and Beyond.”  The event was broken into two sections – a two-day session at iLab and a public one-day session at the delicious and spacious PA’s Ribhouse (good bbq and a big hall – what […]

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