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FrontlineSMS - Ushahidi Nairobi Hack Day

Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS software are often used together.

Ushahidi is information collection, data visualization and interactive mapping software.

FrontlineSMS lowers barriers to social change using mobile technologies. It enables users to send, receive and manage SMS over a mobile network

Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS function well together with version 1 of FrontlineSMS. (The current workflow for version 1.) The goal of this event is to develop code to connect Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS Version 2.

The hack day plan:

  • Get the Web Connection feature in FrontlineSMS 2.0 to push incoming SMSs to an Ushahidi deployment/Crowdmap
  • For contacts in FrontlineSMS that have location information, append this to the SMS before its pushed to Ushahidi
  • Using FrontlineSMS for sending out alerts; two-way communication for SMS (incoming and outgoing)

Who should attend:
Software developers
Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS community users to test

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  • Ken M.

    looking foward to this.

    September 26, 2012

  • Justin Y.

    I'm not sure I'll get all about our meetings, cause I'm not very fluent in English

    September 25, 2012

  • Brian H.

    I wish I could be there! I can't wait to see what you all come up with ;)

    September 25, 2012

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