What is Ushahidi?
Ushahidi is an open source web application for information collection, visualization and interactive mapping. It helps you to collect info from: SMS, Twitter, RSS feeds, Email. It helps you to process that information, categorize it, geo-locate it and publish it on a map.
What is Ushahidi v3?
Ushahidi v3 is the next iteration of this tool, rebuilt from the ground up -- not only the code but the way in which we think about users interacting with mobile and social data.
Crowdsourcing strategies have come a long way in the five years Ushahidi has been around and we've been fortunate enough to learn a lot from our global community.
Should I use Ushahidi v3 for my new project?
That depends.. we've released v3 to the public and it should be usable in production. However it's still missing a few features we had in v2. We recommend you give it a try and see if it meets your needs. If somethings missing let us know! It helps us prioritise future development
I'm a developer, should I contribute to Ushahidi v3?
Yes! Development moves pretty quickly but the tech stack is getting more and more stable. If you're keen to help build something awesome, Jump on board..
Using the Platform
Please see our Installation Guide to get set up first!
Logging in for the first time
The default install creates the user
admin with a password of
This user has admin privileges. Once logged in, this user can create more user
accounts or give admin permissions to others as well.
We've included a Vagrantfile and puppet manifests to help build a quick development box.
Install Vagrant, then run
vagrant up to get started!