Ushahidi

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Ushahidi


Designer/artist: Erik Hersman, Juliana Rotich, Ory Okolloh, and David Kobia

Year: 2008

Description: Ushahidi is a mobile data collection app developed for iOS and Android. It is designed to gather survey information, images and videos from your smartphone in any location, with or without an Internet connection. It has been used effectively for election monitoring and as a response to crisis scenarios.

About the designer: Ushahidi, Inc. is a non-profit technology company with staff in nine countries whose mission is to help marginalized people raise their voice and those who serve them to listen and respond better. It was founded by Nairobi-based developers Erik Hersman, Juliana Rotich, Ory Okolloh, and David Kobia.

Image credit: Erik Hersman, Juliana Rotich, Ory Okolloh, and David Kobia