The Global Innovation Competition semi-finalists Announced

(Cross-posted from the official Making All Voices Count Blog Making All Voices Count’s Global Innovation Competition, launched at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London November 1st, 2013, set out to scout the globe for the best new ideas and proven concepts to enhance government transparency and accountability. A total of 196 innovations were deemed eligible and the public were invited to have their say. […]

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A BRCK Update – Jan 2014

It’s been a busy few months for the BRCK team, as now the company has spun outside of Ushahidi and is it’s own commercial entity. I’ve spent a lot of time since November talking to angel and seed investors, as we work to get the company going and try to ramp up more engineers on the team to accelerate the development […]

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2.7.2 Bug Fix Release

Its been a couple of months since our last code update on 2.x. As you all know, we are just maintaining this version of the platform, in preparation for the new version of Ushahidi, dubbed v3, which is currently in Alpha. This means that we aren’t actively building in new features, but only doing bug […]

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4 days left to vote

(Cross-posted  from the official Making All Voices Count Blog) The Global Innovation Competition called for new, ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas to enhance government transparency and accountability in Making All Voices Count’s 12 programme countries. From December 16, 2013 – January 30, 2014 the public have been invited to have their say and so far, a total of 46,000 votes […]

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2-tier crowdsourcing for disaster information collection and co-ordination

Slayer aka Kuo-Yu Chuang is a founder of GeoThings, the chair of the OGC Open Geo SMS Standard Working Group, and is also from Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). He is also an Ushahidi trusted developer and long standing member of the Ushahidi community. Slayer made an ignite talk at the 5th Annual Crisis mapper’s conference(ICCM), held in Nairobi […]

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Ushahidi 3.0 Alpha Release

Christmas is here early :)! Today, we roll out an alpha release of Ushahidi v3. We know that most of you were expecting a Beta release this month, but we haven’t quite gotten there just yet. No need for sadness though, we’ve made substantial progress over the past month, and have lots of cool stuff […]

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