SwiftRiver is an open source intelligence gathering platform for managing realtime streams of data. Today we’re happy to announce the relaunch of SwiftRiver at Swiftly.org and to release of our first app built on the SwiftRiver platform, simply called Sweeper App.

SwiftRiver | Sweeper

SwiftRiver is unique in that there is no singular ‘SwiftRiver’ application. Rather, there are many, that combine plugins, APIs and themes in different ways that are optimized …

The following is a guest post from Mark Belinsky of Digital Democracy.

What does real-time mapping with New York City public school kids look like? Recently, Digital Democracy was invited to work with 120 young people from all 5 boroughs as part of the Department of Education’s “Future Now” program. Having gone through the NY Public School system myself, I jumped at the opportunity to help them innovate. My task was …

[Guest Plot Post: Robert Munro is the Chief Information Officer at Energy for Opportunity and a Graduate Fellow in computational linguistics at Stanford where he specializes in methods for processing large volumes of information in less-resourced languages.]

Ushahidi platforms allow people to make order out of chaos. There is a lot of chaos. Especially during a crisis situation, large volumes of unstructured data need to be waded through to find information that is vital to …

[Cross-posted from Konpa Group Blog, written by Sabina Carlson]

I have read a number of the stories written about the Ushahidi Haiti Deployment, some of which said that it served as a lifeline for many Haitians affected by the earthquake of January 12th. And as the rescue phase transitioned into the recovery phase, as disaster slowly transitioned into development, and as incidents gave way to indicators, our team decided that our platform¬† had …

On August 16, Twitter will be limiting requests using basic authentication for requests to their API and shutting them off entirely on August 31. What does this mean for Ushahidi? Ushahidi uses this method to connect to your Twitter account and download direct messages. If you have your own deployment of Ushahidi and you have added your Twitter username and password in the admin settings, you will no longer be receiving these messages. However, keep …

[Crossposted on TED Fellows Blog by Faisal Chohan, senior TED Fellow and Co-Founder | www.BrightSpyre.com & Cogilent Solutions.]

I am still a few miles away from one of the worst floods in the history of Pakistan.¬† Still, I could not figure out the meaning of life and hope after losing your loved family, losing everything you built in your life in front of 30 feet high flood wave, where everything is …