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SwiftRiver core for Nigerian Election Aggregation Team at MIT and GaTech.

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SwiftRiver Sweeper v0.3.0

Sweeper is an intelligent media curation tool with filters for managing real-time feeds of information. You can find out more at -

Find us on Github -

NOTE: This is still a beta software product. We recommend not using it in critical scenarios without further consultation. Contact us at with additional questions or feedback.


This is the development branch of Sweeper for the upcoming V0.3 release.

Some of the jazzy new features you can expect from this upcoming release are:

  • Tag-based navigation of content
  • Content grouping
  • Dashboard Analytics


If you are a developer interested in contributing to Sweeper then there are a few things to note before you jump in and start coding. First be sure to read this overview -

The master branch will always be the latest stable release of the app so unless you like living life dangerously this is the best place to start:

$ git clone git://

With the app code checked out you still need to perform the following steps before you can start local development:

$ cd Sweeper
$ git submodule init
$ git submodule update

Why do we do this? Well, Sweeper is just one app that runs on the Swiftriver framework. To allow this to all happen, the framework has its own repository and is brought into this project using the git-submodule facility.

Once you have done this, you will have all the code required to run and change Sweeper!



SwiftRiver is a FOSS platform offering open source intelligence products for monitoring streams of data. Use of the platform varies, for example, one use might be to use one of our apps for determining the accuracy of crowdsourced information related to an event or topic. This download is not 'SwiftRiver' it contains a PHP core that accesses a number of SwiftRiver APIs. The combination of some or all of these APIs working together is our platform.

Swift is extremely modular with plug-ins and API services. Different apps are built on this platform. This download contains our flagship app, called The Sweeper, designed to help users of tools like Ushahidi manage large amounts of realtime information. You can find out more about Swift Web Services at -

Find us on Github - Find us on IRC - irc://

NOTE: Contact jg [at] with additional questions or feedback.



  • Apache 1.3 or greater
  • PHP 5.3 or higher
  • PHP Pear Extensions
  • MySQL 4.0 or higher <<<<<<< HEAD

Further details on this release can be found at -


  • FireFox
  • Safari
  • IE7+
  • Chrome


Documentation -

Installation -

  • Supports IE7+, FireFox, Safari, Chrome

Further details on this release can be found at -


Redesign Fixed Installer User Roles Turbine Plugin Architecture Semantic Tagging (Who, What, Where) Content Duplication Detection (SiCDS) Add Unlimited Number of Feeds
Support for FrontlineSMS Add Email Auto-refresh (Ajax/jQuery) Admin Bar

Further details on this release can be found at -


Other applications and products that were built on the SwiftRiver platform.

  • coming soon


Documentation - Installation -


Staff Developers

Jon Gosier (Director of Product, SwiftRiver)
Matthew Griffiths (Director of Platform, SwiftRiver) 


Nishith Rastogi 
Mang-Git Ng 
Josh Bronson 
Ivan Kavuma 
Andrew Turner
Chris Blow
Kaushal Jhalla
Ed Bice
Patrick Meier
Erik Hersman
David Kobia 
Moses Mugisha
Victor Miclovich 
Wolfgang Werner 
M. Edward Borasky 
Maarten J. van der Veen
Ahmed Maawy

Contributing Organizations

Appfrica Labs
Geo Commons


2010-10-02 SwiftMeme 2010-10-01 IMAP, Frontline:SMS 2010-09-17 Added Web Services 2010-08-30 Beta, Sweeper App 2010-08-14 User Roles 2010-06-01 2010-05-31 Writable Cache 2010-05-28 Installer, .htaccess 2010-05-22 Redesigned default theme, logo 2010-05-20 Adding Parsers, New Theme Engine, Ajax refresh 2010-05-10 Complete Rebuild, Migration to Kohana 3.x.x 2010-04-30 Merge New Core, New Installer 2010-04-03 Theming Admin, Auto Logo Styles 2010-03-26 Rumba v0.0.9 Released 2010-03-22 Changes to Reporting Panel in Admin 2010-03-21 Tag Sorting, Tag Pages 2010-03-19 Added Support 2010-03-19 Voting Fixes 2010-03-18 Auto Verify when posting to self, Service API 2010-03-17 Post to Self 2010-03-15 Admin Panel Styling, Default Veracity Slider Value Changed to '0 - 100' 2010-03-14 Design, CSS and UI 2010-03-11 Debug Installer, README, Added Rumba Theme, Sweeper Panel Icons 2010-03-10 User Roles & Tagging, UI fixes 2010-03-01 Announced Release Schedule 2010-02-28 Fixed Installer and .htaccess file 2010-02-26 Veracity Slider and Analytics 2010-02-25 Fixes to Scoring Algorithm 2010-02-24 Implemented Rating Algorithm 2010-02-22 Sweeper Login, Ajax Tagging, Dupe Suppression, Routing Problems, Change to .sql 2010-02-18 Ajax Tagging 2010-02-16 Veracity (Tagging and Weighting) 2010-02-14 Sql update 2010-02-12 Implemented Tagging 2010-02-11 Update 2010-02-10 Early Build 2010-01-27 Initial Push, README


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