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2014: Our Most Ambitious Year Yet

Trevor Knoblich | Frontline Cloud | January 23, 2014

We want to say thank you to all of our users and supporters for a tremendous and inspiring 2013. [...] By these and many other metrics, 2013 was our biggest year to date. But 2014 is shaping up to be even bigger. We kicked off the year with a team retreat to dream, plan and prioritize some of our biggest and best features and products to date. Read More »

7 Ways Newsrooms Can Boost Citizen Reporting

Trevor Knoblich | | June 10, 2013

In my previous post, I argued that established, traditional newsrooms tend to be most comfortable accepting citizen reporting or user-generated content during a large-scale, widespread emergency event... Read More »

A Bit More About FrontlineCloud: Announcing A New Blog Post Series

Laura Walker Hudson | FrontlineCloud | October 16, 2013

FrontlineCloud has been out in beta for just over a month, and we’re proud to have over 450 users signed up already, sending and receiving thousands of messages. The newest addition to the Frontline product set has had an incredibly warm and supportive reception on social media and in the many lovely emails we’ve received from friends, users and donors. [...] Read More »

Africa's apps: farming to gaming

Toby Shapshak | The Guardian | October 30, 2012

Digital enterprise on the continent has sparked a range of user-friendly programs, from chat forums, photo-sharing, mobile health, crisis management apps, and the first mobile 'cow calendar'. Read More »

Aid Workers Turn To Text Messaging To Improve Food Aid Delivery To Refugees In The Western Sahara

Rosa Akbari and Ken Banks | National Geographic | June 26, 2013

Communication between beneficiaries and food aid providers in the Western Sahara refugee camps in Algeria suffers as the number of food distribution points increases. Read More »

Are Innovation Hubs The Future Of Open Government In Africa?

Chris R. Albon | TechPresident | September 18, 2012

Set alongside one Nairobi’s main roadways, the Bishop Magua Centre looks on the exterior no different than any other mid-rise office building. However, inside its drab khaki walls are some of the most innovative technology projects in Africa... Read More »

At the Forefront of Development

Brij Kothari | | February 15, 2012

The hardware is rudimentary. An ordinary mobile phone connected to a laptop with a cable. But who would have thought that this simple set up could actually be turned into a central communication hub, and in the hands of civil society, become a powerful communication tool for people’s empowerment? Read More »

Cambodia Fights Malaria with Text Messages

Margaret Rock | Mobiledia | September 8, 2011

Cambodia is trying to contain the spread of malaria by using text messaging to report the disease in real time. Mobile devices are installed with "FrontlineSMS," an open-source software, allowing volunteers to send and receive malaria reports via text. The data is sent to the Malaria Information and Alert System in Phnom Penh and fed into a national database using Google Earth. Read More »

Catholic Relief Services uses FrontlineSMS to save Cassava Farming in Eastern Africa

Sila Kisoso | FrontlineSMS | July 31, 2012

Food security is a serious concern in many parts of Africa and Asia...Catholic Relief Service (CRS) has long been using FrontlineSMS to work with communities in [Eastern Africa] to support alternative ways to improve cassava farming. Read More »

Coffee Farmers to Receive Warnings on Storms Via Texts

Sam Wakoba | HumanIPO | May 9, 2012

More than 7500 coffee farmers in Kenya could start receiving message prompts with warnings on storms and plagues by the end of the year, says IICD. The automated SMS system that connects farmers mobile phones to a central computer is expected to enable farmers around Nairobi and Mount Kenya receive the messages on the phones through an early SMS warning system. Read More »

Connecting People, Improving Lives: FrontlineSMS Version 2

Patrick Munyi | iHub | June 11, 2012

The accessibility of mobile, and particularly the power of SMS as an information management medium, offers unprecedented potential for connecting communities who have previously been hard to reach. This is now having a positive impact on lives across the world.

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Connecting People, Improving Lives: The Global Launch of FrontlineSMS Version 2.0

Florence Scialom | FrontlineSMS | June 6, 2012

Here is the latest FrontlineSMS newsletter, updating our community on recent activities and upcoming events. Read More »

Cooking Up A Menu Of Services: Responding To User Needs For Mobile Engagement Support

Amy O’Donnell | FrontlineSMS | November 28, 2012

The FrontlineSMS team is pleased to announce a new level of premium support and consultancy services to help users  design mobile engagement strategies, build capacity for professional adoption and automate communication workflows. Read More »

Coordinating FrontlineSMS Use in the Upcoming Kenyan Elections

Dave Algoso | FrontlineSMS | March 25, 2012

With the next general election now set to occur in March 2013, peacebuilders and democracy advocates in Kenya are looking for innovative ways to monitor election results and violence. Kenya’s high levels of mobile penetration and literacy create ideal conditions for a platform like FrontlineSMS. Read More »

Don't Forget Radio in Push To Use Mobile Technology in Developing Countries

Hibah Hussain | Slate | July 19, 2012

If we really want to use technology to promote lasting social change and economic growth, we need to stop ignoring the power of established communications networks. We need to start talking about the radio. Read More »