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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 2.x or greater
  • PHP 5.3 or higher
  • PHP Pear Extensions
  • MySQL 4.0 or higher
  • 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

Ahmed Maawy (Lead Developer)


Jon Gosier
Matthew Griffiths
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

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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  • = current release