Weekly: Typhoon Yolanda Relief, Hackathons and Software releases

Deployment of the week This week, we recognise the efforts of the team at Volontaires internationaux en soutien aux opérations virtuelles (VISOV), who are crowdsourcing images of destruction and aid deployment in the wake of the Typhoon Yolanda in Philippines. This deployment, much like all other efforts being ran out there, will go a long […]

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SMSSync v2.5 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of SMSSync v2.5. This release includes several fixes to issues with previous versions. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:

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Ushahidi via USSD

The mobile phone has been at the core of Ushahidi’s strategy when building tools for citizen engagement. Its ubiquitous nature makes it the easiest tool to use and ensure that a vast majority of citizens can actively participate. We’ve seen this to be the case in many past Ushahidi deployments, such as Uchaguzi( deployment to […]

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How Mobile Phones Are Bringing Change in Governance

[Guest post by Sahiba Minhas cross-posted from engageSpark with permission] Currently, there are as many mobile-cellular subscriptions in the world as there are people, with more than half of the users in the Asia-Pacific region – 3.5 billion of the 6.8 billion total subscriptions (ICT Facts and Figures by International Telecommunication Union ITU). This does […]

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Weekly: SMSSync Release, Data Fellows

Happy Week! We have feature updates, a community asks for data tool testing and two Hangouts – one virtual and one in Seattle. Into the Code Crowdmap It’s now easier to embed content on Crowdmap on your own website! Services that support oEmbed will now automatically grab embed details for any URL on Crowdmap. We […]

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Cameras as Evidence: What does it mean for Ushahidians?

Deep in the mountains of Italy, Centro d’Ompio, we sat in a circle brainstorming Cameras as Evidence. What would it take to collect a good and actionable citizen report using photos or video? Lead by Chris Michael of Witness, we discussed and brainstormed. The Witness team and some of the participants have amazing experience in […]

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SMSSync v2.3 Release

We are much pleased to announce the release of SMSSync v2.3. This release includes several fixes to issues with previous versions. These include Fixing crashes when synchronizing huge pending messages. Fixing incorrect date display in sent inbox. Fixing duplicate responses. Improvement to how manual synchronization is done Added User Agent header to all HTTP/HTTPS request Huge […]

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Ushahidi Android App v3.1.6 Is Here

Today we are happy to release version 3.1.6 of Ushahidi Android app to the Google Playstore. This release includes Integration of the Ushahidi Java SDK Updates to user navigation menus – including admin dashboard access from the app Support for Google maps v2 for Android. Ushahidi Java SDK We have removed the verbose code in […]

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