Guest post from Craig Lockwood, sharing his experience using Ushahidi as a checkin platform for the The Cardiff Design Festival.

I came across Ushahidi a few months ago and made a mental bookmark, ‘This may be useful one day’ I told myself.

Within just a few days I found myself working on a project that could potentially benefit from the Ushahidi feature set. The Cardiff Design Festival wanted to create a user …

During the month of September, we’re releasing one theme a week for the Ushahidi platform. This is third theme to be released. Check out the previous two!

Meet “Polaroid”

For this theme, we wanted to really break from the traditional map + categories layout found in many Ushahidi deployments. Our goal was to highlight the individual report location and also create a seamless viewing experience for the full report details. We …

The following post was written by Hugh Brooks of the Navanti Group who wanted to share his experience with the new checkin features for Ushahdi and Crowdmap. He and his colleague Ravi Gupta used checkins for their Applelines project.

Our first Crowdmap was georgetownreport.crowdmap.com, a citizen reporting deployment for all things local in Washington, DC Georgetown area. One of the categories we added was for reports on the Georgetown …