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    • 1. crowdsourcing crisis information
    • 2. The team that started it all. juliana rotich erik hersman ory okolloh david kobia
    • 3. mobile.crisis.reporting.
    • 4. J2ME
    • 5. iPhone
    • 6. Android
    • 7. Android
    • 8. Android
    • 9. if it works in africa it will work anywhere
    • 10. What are we trying to achieve?
    • 11. Ensuring that others don’t have to start from scratch, like we did.
    • 12. Input Methods Output Methods Data Types Citizen Map Generated News Media SMS Timeline Email Web form NGO data SMS Alerts API Ushahidi RSS Crisis Mapping MMS Government Engine RSS Public APIs Email Flickr YouTube Twitter
    • 13. Free Open Source Platform
    • 14. Ushahidi Historical Benchmarks Jan 2008 - Initial deployment in the Kenya crisis Apr 2008 – Deployed Ushahidi to South Africa May 2008 – Won the NetSquared mashup challenge July 2008 – Started the CrisisMappers group June 2008 - Began gathering developers for the open source rebuild July 2008 - Ushahidi v2 development starts July 2008 – Receive initial funding from Humanity United Aug 2008 - Integration with FrontlineSMS and iPhone application designed Sep 2008 – Featured in Technoloy Review magazine Sep 2008 - We get a new website
    • 15. Ushahidi Historical Benchmarks Oct 2008 - Launched our alpha software, Ushahidi Engine v0.1 (“eldoret”) Nov 2008 – Founding member of the Open Mobile Consortium Nov 2008 – Deployed alpha version into DR Congo Nov 2008 – Translation features launched Nov 2008 - PeaceHeroes uses Ushahidi to find people who helped do positive things during and after the post-election violence in Kenya Dec 2008 – Featured in Forbes magazine and the BBC print/radio/TV Dec 2008 – Won a WeMedia GameChangers Award Dec 2008 - Top 3 USAID mobile challenge finalist December 2008 - Al Jazeera tests Ushahidi in Gaza
    • 16. Way forward * Grow the community that supports Ushahidi. * non - profit software organization * More technology features and Development. * Mobile * Smart phone integration and applications (J2ME, Android, iPhone) * Freedom Fone (Interactive Voice Response – IVR) * InSTEDD’s SMS GeoChat * RapidSMS * JavaRosa (forms)
    • 17. Way forward * More technology features and Development. * Web * API v2 * Laconica( an open source Twitter clone ) * Better news clustering and feed customization * Custom map title solution * Better 3rd party API integration for Twitter and Flickr * Open translation process v1 * Huridocs integration * InSTEDD’s Mesh4x * Wiki tools and integration
    • 18. Questions
    • 19. Thank You