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Ushahidi Platform v2.4 – Bug Fix Release

It’s that time of the month again when we release a newer version of the Ushahidi platform.
As with the last one, this is also a bug fix release so no new features – just some ironing on what already exists. The Ushahidi core platform and Crowdmap are both updated.

Weekly: Google Map fix, Community Dev Call

Happy Friday! In the weekly report, we have a google base map bug fix, two Deployments of the week, some community blog posts and a reminder about the upcoming Community Developer call:

Announcing V2.3 Juba – Bug Fix Release

As communicated in our last platform release, we are adopting a monthly release cycle. Today we are happy to announce v2.3 of the platform which is mainly a follow up of Juba. It is mainly a bug-fix release and some of these are outlined below:

Hardware Hack: Android Mobile Phone + IOIO Board = Simple Temperature Sensor

Right around the time of Google I/O, SparkFun announced the IOIO board, a bridge-board for Android phones to talk to other electronics like sensors, etc. The IOIO uses the adb service port to send data back and forth between the board and any Android phone running Android 1.5 or later.

Auto-Detection of Location with Swift

The following post was written by a volunteer developer, Vladimir G. Ermakov a Master’s student at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Over the past few months he took on an ambitious project: to contribute code that would allow us to parse news articles and attempt to auto-detect the primary location that is the subject of any given text.

Gaining Advantages Through Languages - of Code

When people talk of the many languages of Africa, and need for localized content, they're often thinking about English, French, Kiswalhili, or Xhosa.

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But in the technology space we have our own languages in addition to these. We have languages of hardware and networking, from servers, to routers, to nodes and bridges, to the languages of code, like PHP, Java, and C++.
Thanks to Jonathan Gosier, we now know the popularity of each programming language in Africa with this handy chart:

Gaining Advantages Through Languages - of Code

When people talk of the many languages of Africa, and need for localized content, they're often thinking about English, French, Kiswalhili, or Xhosa.

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But in the technology space we have our own languages in addition to these. We have languages of hardware and networking, from servers, to routers, to nodes and bridges, to the languages of code, like PHP, Java, and C++.
Thanks to Jonathan Gosier, we now know the popularity of each programming language in Africa with this handy chart:

Gaining Advantages Through Languages - of Code

When people talk of the many languages of Africa, and need for localized content, they're often thinking about English, French, Kiswalhili, or Xhosa.

tweetmeme_source = 'ICT_works'; Share

But in the technology space we have our own languages in addition to these. We have languages of hardware and networking, from servers, to routers, to nodes and bridges, to the languages of code, like PHP, Java, and C++.
Thanks to Jonathan Gosier, we now know the popularity of each programming language in Africa with this handy chart:

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