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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


We Think This Means We’re Officially Cool…

Most days, we roll out of bed and drink a bunch of coffee and then spend the next ten hours diligently writing code and emails and grant applications.  Not exactly the rock star lifestyle, but we’re terrible at playing the guitar and have gotten kicked off of karaoke stages, so we understand. On uniquely excellent Read more

Our Delicious Reward [photo by Sean Martin McDonald]

The View from 100,000

Here at FrontlineSMS, we’ve been making software for a long time. When we first released Version 2 of our software, a little over a year ago, we were one of a few SMS management platforms available- one of even fewer that was free and open source. At the time, we were proud to have around Read more

News Participation Starts at ‘Home’

Seemingly every major news event worldwide is heightening participation in news. People are eager to share updates and photos of an unfolding news event, ask questions of media outlets, and share important information. But there are two important aspects to this type of participation: (1) people are most interested in sharing news about the community Read more

The Unheard Millions: A New Audience Joins Global News Conversations

On Friday, August 31st 2012 PBS featured a blog post written by Trevor Knoblich, our Media Project Manager. The post focused on our plans to integrate journalism tools into FrontlineSMS, enabling news-gatherers all over the world to integrate SMS more easily into their work. Thanks to PBS for allowing us to repost the piece here Read more

FrontlineSMS brings mobile tools to new audiences

personal statement writing services caption id=”attachment_7443″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ caption=”'Doing' the FrontlineSMS empowerment logo \o/ “][/caption] Our latest FrontlineSMS e-newsletter is out now, and shows that it has been another packed few months at FrontlineSMS! Our newsletter comes out every few months, and provides an update on FrontlineSMS community news and our upcoming activities. You can Read more

FrontlineSMS @ Africa Gathering 2011

By Nsonje Siame and Hussain Abdullah Africa Gathering is a unique platform which allows NGOs, donors, journalists and academics to come together to connect and explore ideas on “positive change in sustainable development, technology, social networking, health, education, environment and good governance in Africa.” The most recent Africa Gathering was hosted at the London-based Guardian Read more

Pamoja FM: Strengthening Social Networks in Kibera

work from home online y Emil Græsholm. Reposted from the FrontlineSMS:Radio blog Pamoja FM is a community radio station located within the Kibera slum in Nairobi. The slum is a lively, vibrant place and is characterised by a continuous buzz of activity. Operating from a small office at the top of a tall building overlooking Kibera, Read more

Latest FrontlineSMS newsletter: Community news and upcoming plans!

What a busy few months it has been at FrontlineSMS! Our latest FrontlineSMS e-newsletter is out now, and really demonstrates just how much has been going on. You can read the newsletter online here. Our newsletter comes out every two months, and provides an update on FrontlineSMS community news and upcoming activities. The latest edition Read more

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