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Introducing FrontlineSync!

Starting today, we’re making it even easier to engage, everywhere. We’d like to introduce you to FrontlineSync, our first, free Android app, available now on the Google Play Store. FrontlineSync turns any Android phone into a gateway – meaning that users can now use local phone numbers to send, receive, and manage SMS, and – Read more

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Keeping a Remote Sales Network in the Loop

This post was originally published on the Kopernik website. Our thanks to them and to the author for allowing us to republish! From the outside, Ibu Sinta’s warung in the city of Denpasar looks like any other small, family-run grocery shop so commonly found throughout Indonesia. But take a closer look and you will see several unusual products, including solar lamps, fuel-efficient cook stoves and water filters. Here’s the twist: Ibu Sinta’s warung is actually a Tech Read more


Release Notes: Our Latest Updates to FrontlineSMS

We are excited to announce a new release of FrontlineSMS, our free and open-source desktop product. When we launched FrontlineCloud, we made a promise to continue to develop and support our desktop application. Thanks to generous support from the Open Society Foundations, we have released Version 2.3, which has a number of particularly exciting features Read more


Sexual Exploitation Outreach with Text Messaging: Introducing Project Backpage

The University of Alberta, MARS lab and the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) have been using FrontlineSMS in a ground-breaking pilot to assess the impact of using SMS to engage women who are trafficked and exploited in Edmonton, Canada. They have very kindly collaborated with us on an in-depth case study, looking at Read more


2014: Our Most Ambitious Year Yet

We want to say thank you to all of our users and supporters for a tremendous and inspiring 2013. Your ideas, input, and investments helped us achieve so many accomplishments over the past year: we topped 100,000 downloads with FrontlineSMS. We launched FrontlineCloud. We received a Google Impact Award for our work with our partner Read more


Homes for the holidays

$1.5m Google Global Impact Award supports Landesa and FrontlineSMS in three-year partnership to help 80,000 families in India to gain secure rights to their homes Landesa and FrontlineSMS are delighted to welcome and share the announcement today of a US $1.5m Google Global Impact Award, which will enable them to use mobile technology to transform Read more

FrontlineSMS in the Philippines and the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) response

UPDATED 22 Nov: Here’s a new (draft) case study of ActionAid Kenya’s work using FrontlineSMS in the 2012 famine response. Factsheet below updated. UPDATED 19 Nov: Here’s a new factsheet produced at the request of UN-OCHA on FrontlineSMS, FrontlineCloud and how they can be used in the Typhoon Haiyan response. Let us know any questions in the Read more

FrontlineCloud running in our office in Nairobi, Kenya [credit: Alex Pitkin]

A bit more about FrontlineCloud: announcing a new blog post series

FrontlineCloud has been out in beta for just over a month, and we’re proud to have over 450 users signed up already, sending and receiving thousands of messages. The newest addition to the Frontline product set has had an incredibly warm and supportive reception on social media and in the many lovely emails we’ve received Read more

Nuwan and Chandana carrying out a rapid prototyping exercise
with a community group in Melsiripura, near Kurunegala

Rapid Prototyping and Tech Stewards: reflections on recent field work

We are delighted to share this post from the Mobilizing Knowledge for Sustainable Agriculture Project, with permission from Principal Investigator Dr. Gordon Gow. Having made some excellent contacts during our recent meetings and workshops in Sri Lanka, the project team now needs to consider how those will translate into pilot projects using low cost ICTs. Read more

A mobile phone text messaging service and a new webportal are bridging the information gap on diabetes in Kenya, where the disease annually kills more people than HIV/AIDS

By P-B Halberg, International Media Support (IMS), and Sandra Sudhoff, CartONG A new project aims to improve diabetes awareness and reliable communication about the disease throughout Kenya through mobile phone technology and a webportal. Communicating about diabetes IMS has invited Kenyan journalists to take part in the development of new communication tools that can be Read more

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