Ushahidi, Inc

Nairobi, KE


Ushahidi is a free and open source platform that allows anyone to collect information through web-forms, sms, email, and Android/IOS application and visualize it on the map. Anyone could easily submit information to the map and track information on the map over time, filter the data by the time, and see when and where things happened. The platform needs a hosting to install and setup deployment on the map. It also supports fully customization both on its content and interface. 

 

 


Platform
Browser-based platform: 
Requires own hosting: 
Programming & DB: 
MySQL, PHP
Map Types
Google: 
Bing: 
OSM: 
Esri: 
Operating System
Android: 
iOS: 
Windows phone: 
Data Types
Text: 
Numeric: 
Yes/No: 
Single/Multiple Choices: 
Hierarchy: 
Date/Time: 
Website: 
User: 
Identifier: 
Email: 
Dropdown: 
Divider: 
Additional features
SMS feature: 
Import Wizard: 
Export options: 
Pricing Plans: 

Price:

Free and Open Source

 

Additional Cost:

  • Domain/Web Hosting cost
  • Internet cost
  • SMS service cost
Best Features: 
  • Full customization
Limitations: 
  • From Android devices, only standard forms can be viewed. Customized forms do not show on Android devices
Geographic Focus & Restrictions: 
No geographical restriction
Sectoral Focus: 
Map Crisis Information, Monitor Elections, and Humanitarian
Add Ons: 
  • Clickatell
  • FrontlineSMS
  • SMSSync
  • Viddler
Application Users: 
  • EnviroMap -WALHI
  • Ubud Watch 
  • Uchaguzi - Kenyan Elections 2013
Customer Service: 
  • Community Support 
  • Wiki
  • Forum
Awards & Accolades: 
  • The MacArthur Award - 2013
  • Global Adaptive Index Price - 2012

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