Ushahidi Platform v3.0.0-beta.5 is out! 3.03-2 Take it out for a spin on our demo site, but keep in mind that this is not ready for production, but we continue to get closer.

What’s changed?

  • We’ve started integrating ACL with new architecture
  • We’ve added pushState support added to the web client for cleaner URLs
  • We’ve fixed a couple of broken API references in the web client
  • The new architecture for media endpoints is now complete
  • The Gisconverter library has been upgraded
  • There are several small improvements to the messages interface as well

What’s New?

  • The initial stats/posts API endpoint has been created
  • Partial support for tag visibility / permissions
  • Replaced the database migration tool Minion with Phinx, which will integrated with the installer in the near future
  • (preview) A new web client has been started, which will become the default client in the near future. The image below is from the current prototype, and the interface is evolving quickly. See the blog posts below for additional information!


We’ve continued our series of blog posts about the Ushahidi Platform architecture. Part 3 of our Ushahidi Platform: Under the Hood series was recently published, focusing on the web client. Our lead front-end designer, Seth Hall, also took a step towards an introduction to developing the v3 front end. Sara-Jayne also talked about data science within the platform, discussing our plans to handle datasets and visualisations on v3.

How Can You help?




  • Join our discussions on IRC and the mailing list

Attention v2.x deployers! We *STILL* need you :)!

v3 Community Paths Walkthrough - Pt 1

This coming week, we’d like to walkthrough goals and expectations of human rights mappers using the Ushahidi platform, and how best to meet their needs with Ushahidi v3. Join us on 14th August 2014 at 6.00p.m EAT | 8.00 a.m PDT | 11.00 a.m EST (See timezone conversion information) for a discussion around these questions. We’ll also live stream and record this session via G+ Hangouts on air for those who can’t attend. Missed the last couple of discussions we had last month? Here’s a playlist with all recordings. In the meantime, stay tuned on our blog, meetup page, twitter, facebook page and wiki for more announcements, Happy v3 beta release day!!