Products for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering barriers to sharing stories.
The Ushahidi platform
We built the Ushahidi platform as a tool to easily crowdsource information using multiple channels, including SMS, email, Twitter and the web.
Crowdmap is for anyone wanting to tell a story with a map – not only through location but sharing photos, videos, and stories tied to a specific locations or entire regions.
Our “backup generator for the Internet,” we incubated BRCK for its first year to create a device that brings the web to everywhere from remote and rugged locations to your corner café.
When you need to get the Ushahidi platform up in 2 minutes to crowdsource information, Crowdmap will do it for you. It’s our hosted version of the Ushahidi platform.
Following the September 2013 Westgate Mall attacks in Nairobi, our team dropped everything to create a beta of Ping in one week, a simple app allowing teams to check in with each other.
SwiftRiver is an open source platform that aims to democratize access to tools for filtering & making sense of real-time information.
SMSSync is a simple, yet powerful SMS to HTTP sync utility that turns any Android phone into a local SMS gateway by sending incoming messages(SMS) to a configured URL (web service).