The Design Trail, checkins for the Cardiff Design Festival

Guest post from Craig Lockwood, sharing his experience using Ushahidi as a checkin platform for the The Cardiff Design Festival. I came across Ushahidi a few months ago and made a mental bookmark, ‘This may be useful one day’ I told myself. Within just a few days I found myself working on a project that […]

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Your City, Your Map

We are flocking to the city. Great storytellers are using many mediums to surface the evolution of cities from Urbanized (documentary film) to living in Arrival City (book). The Institute of the Future created a Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion Map (book) / 10-year forecast map (PDF) to demonstrate the evolution of cities and […]

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New Theme Released: Polaroid

During the month of September, we’re releasing one theme a week for the Ushahidi platform. This is third theme to be released. Check out the previous two! Meet “Polaroid” For this theme, we wanted to really break from the traditional map + categories layout found in many Ushahidi deployments. Our goal was to highlight the […]

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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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What They Use – Patrick Meier

What do we use at work? This series of posts interviews the Ushahidi staff about their methods of working and the tools they use. The profile of a different employee will be posted twice a week until we make our way through most or all of the staff! “One day I’ll be in Kyrgyzstan to […]

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Checking in with Applelines

The following post was written by Hugh Brooks of the Navanti Group who wanted to share his experience with the new checkin features for Ushahdi and Crowdmap. He and his colleague Ravi Gupta used checkins for their Applelines project. Our first Crowdmap was georgetownreport.crowdmap.com, a citizen reporting deployment for all things local in Washington, DC […]

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