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==Playing with the API==
==Playing with the API==
Here's a suffix to add to the URL ... api?task=incidents&resp=xml
This will be demonstrated at the POSSE
That gives you XML of the first 20 incidents or so.  You can play with what the tasks are or how the response is formed (xml or JSON).
More info [ Ushahidi Public API]
Dealing with these data can be done in any language.  (XML may be more human readable, JSON is a bit more computer readable.)
There's a nice opportunity to turn these things into objects.

Revision as of 16:42, 14 April 2017

This page is intended as a place to put notes from the POSSE Ushahidi group. This page is under active development as we start to get ourselves organized.


Group Members

Foss2serve contact: Cam MacDonell

Ushahidi POSSE Alumni:

  • Monisha Pulimood
  • Alan Rea
  • Samuel A. Rebelsky

Installation Instructions

We will use a virtual machine to install Ushahidi

Some Installations of Ushahidi

Exercise: Find some deployments and post links to the Etherpad.

There are usually some on the Ushahidi Blog

Witness Pollution Map (Louisiana)

Penang Hills Watch

Great Lakes Commons

Playing with the API

This will be demonstrated at the POSSE


Due June 13

Download the Ushahidi Zombie Data Set. Then incorporate it into your Ushahidi installation.

Optional: Set up a Twitter feed for your Ushahidi installation.

Develop some preliminary ideas for how you might be using Ushahidi in your class.

Due June 20

Everyone: Try to connect with the Ushahidi user or developer community.

Due June 27

Sam: Prepare report on building and installing the Ushahidi App.

Everyone (optional): Write and share an assignment.


Miscellaneous Notes

The Future of Ushahidi

Ushahidi is going through a fairly significant rewrite, so it will look different in awhile. However, they are really making a push to document their development process for the forthcoming version 3.0.

The rewrite is to make it more manageable.

You can find out more about it by Googling "Ushahidi 3.0".

See [1] for links to design process, blogs, etc.

Ushahidi and Java

'Some of us want to use Ushahidi in the context of courses in which Java is the main programming language. However, Ushahidi is written primarily in PHP and SQL. One option is to use the Ushahidi Web API. There is even a Java warpper for that API. Another is to work with the Android App, which like most Android Apps, is written in Java. We've started a short guide to building the Ushahidi Android App.

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