So whats going on in the tech world? As we know , data is very important as to how it tracks the movement of information. What if I told you that there was something out there that can allow you to see all types of data from the reach of your finger tips? I am talking about ” Ushahidi” – in Swahili means ” Testimony” , is a software program that allows everyday people to interact and learn of various things happening within that areas such as potential threats or dangers.
Some of these features include:
- Multiple sources from various social (media) outlets etc., Twitter, Facebook, text messages.
- Compatible for iOS and Androids based devices.
– Data Management
- Being able to save and collect data.
- Allows interactions with other users
- Beign able to retrieve data from other people that are using Ushahidi software
– Data Visualization / Alerts
- Users are able to see the actual data being recorded whether it is in graph form , timelines.
- Those alerts that were recorded on the map, then appear to show what area that information was being recorded in.
I beleive that this software is advantageous towards our society, because it allows each person to be able to affectively help eachother, and could possibly save lives of many.