Happy Holidays from Ushahidi!

First, just in time for the holidays, we have the free Ushahidi iOS app now available for download in the itunes store. Dale Zak put a lot of time and love into the app, releasing the SDK and integrating the fantastic work of The OpenGeoSMS team. Why OpenGeoSMS? So you can collect reports when the […]

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Weekly: Ushahidi Community Survey and Samoa Deployment

In the weekly: The Ushahidi Community Survey and featuring the Deployment of the Week from Samoa. Add your Community voice What an amazing year thanks to all of you! Some of the 2012 highlights include community events on six continents and more people using Ushahidi around the world. With the launch of the wiki, github […]

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Going Digital: Emergency Management in the 21st Century, The ICT in Conflict & Disaster Response and Peacebuilding Crowdmap

[Guest post by By Christine Broenner & Laura Morris, creators of Deployment of the Week: ICT in Conflict & Disaster Response and Peacebuilding] Christine Broenner (MSc. Geography), a freelance consultant, advises on the design and use of geographic information systems (GIS) and on information management in support of decision-making in spatial development contexts. She works […]

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UMATI- Monitoring Dangerous Speech Online

This is a blogpost by Angela Crandall, one of the Research Leads at iHub Research, Nairobi.  While most projects related to hate speech have been looking at mainstream media, we are aware of the influence—positive and negative—that New Media such as the blogosphere and online forums had on the 2007 Post Election Violence in Kenya. […]

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Ushahidi iOS SDK

I am proud to announce a new major release of the Ushahidi iOS app, a complete rebuild with a number of significant improvements and a load of new features! The new version has been submitted to the App Store, and just waiting for the Apple approval process before it is available for download. In the […]

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Weekly: Java SDK, Mangroves and Pro-Poor Innovations

We couldn’t let December come and go without releasing new code! Henry Addo has updates to the Java SDK. In this weekly, we also have updates from Random Hacks of Kindness in Bangalore and Nairobi, the UN-SPIDER meeting in Vienna, plus two new Deployments of the Week. Into the Code Java SDK release The Java […]

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Notes on the Watershed Post’s implementation of Ushahidi’s Crowdmap

[Guest post by Julia Reischel of the Watershed Post] Several days before Hurricane Sandy arrived in New York, our two-person staff at the Watershed Post began building our Hurricane Sandy page: www.watershedpost.com/sandy. We had learned from experience during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 that early preparation and installation of web tools was indispensable in covering a disaster. During Irene, […]

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