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Since joining Ushahidi in the beginning of last month, I have been working exclusively on the design and front-end code of Version 3 of the Ushahidi Platform. When V3 is finished, it will have six years worth of improvements, including increased functionality and a shiny responsive design.

The Ushahidi Platform’s greatest strength is also what creates the most challenges for its design — flexibility. Data can be displayed on maps, graphs, as lists, …

Guest blog post by Hend Alhinnawi & Taha Kass-Hout, Humanitarian Tracker (Full blogger bios following the post)

This is the story of the Syrian conflict, as told by its citizens living within its borders.

In early Spring 2011, protests were spreading and reports of unrest in Syria made headlines. However, with the absence of local and international media coverage, it was difficult to understand the situation and what was happening. Enter Syria

Ushahidi’s new Resilience Network Initiative (RNI) connects city governments and citizens with technology that makes it easier for individuals, community-based organizations, and government to exchange information about stresses and shocks they encounter and existing capacities for response. Well-placed technology supports strong social networks, enabling these populations to respond easily and share significantly better information, holistically increasing the effectiveness and capacity for response within each city. RNI helps identify key stakeholders, deploys …

Blog post by Nathaniel Manning

 

In late October Ushahidi invited our partners from around the globe to Nairobi to meet and look back at last seven years and then think about the years to come. We spent two days visiting organizations that had utilized Ushahidi software, schools in Nairobi slums empowering their students with access to the web through BRCK, and huddled in the iHub talking with the community of technologists and entrepreneurs that …

We are happy to announce another release of SMSsync complete with bug fixes and code improvements. We want to encourage you upgrade to this version as it fixes several key issues, especially with Task Checking and Message Result API features.

Here is what’s new and improved in this release:

Features …

The Ebola epidemic shook several countries in 2014, with international coverage being spotty early on, then escalating quickly as the disease spread. As of writing this post, the Ebola epidemic is still a major international issue. Anthony Banbury, head of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response said recently that its going to be a difficult road ahead, but that the Ebola epidemic can be stopped in 2015. In a chat with a UN …

v3.0.0-beta.12 is LIVE!! 

 

Spin it up on our demo site, please keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we are getting really close. This is the 3rd milestone of 3 towards the first non-beta release! We anticipate a few sprints in this milestone with the next one following close on the heels of this release in two weeks.

What’s New?

NOTE: Items marked with (f) are frontend …