On Thursday we had an Ushahidi developer meetup in Nairobi. We met at our favorite (free wifi) food court at the Prestige Plaza, and as always, had a great time discussing the latest news, and biggest areas of focus.
Big pushes in this coming 2-3 months include:
- Customized mapping overlays
- iPhone completion
- J2ME v2 completion
- Android v2 completion
- News GeoRSS feeds onto Map
- More granular timeline
- Pulling reports by cluster
- Twitter API setup
- Flickr API setup
Ken Banks, of FrontlineSMS was able to join us. A big boost for the Java team who has been playing around with, and customizing, some of the FrontlineSMS functionality. This partnership is turning out to be a real boon for us, and we expect even bigger and better things in the future.
Jason Mule and Brian Muita were each given a special thank you gift from the Ushahidi team, due to the extra work they have put in over the last 3-5 months.
The picture above was taken (before everyone arrived) by Taylor Martyn, a friend of mine who happens to be a photographer as well.
A BIG thanks to everyone for such a great turnout!
(Oh, and yes, that is a patch on my head. I split it open in a losing battle with a low door frame…)