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First, thank you for contributing to the Ushahidi Platform code - thousands of groups use this platform worldwide, and your work will help benefit all of them.

Ushahidi Platform is an open source web application. It collects information from SMS, Twitter (pending), RSS feeds, Email and direct reports to a platform’s website. It helps users process that information, categorize it, geo-locate it, visualise it and publish it on a map.

Ushahidi Platform V3 is a rebuild from the ground up -- not only the code but the way in which we think about users interacting with mobile and social data.

The ushahidi platform stack is:

Ushahidi Platform will run on any platform that supports PHP, including Linux, Mac OSX and Windows.

Get started:

  1. Installing the Ushahidi Platform
  2. Connecting with other developers
  3. Adding code the the Ushahidi Platform
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