Hey folks

After months and weeks of tireless efforts by our team and community members, today’s release is the FINAL beta. :D. We’re rolling out an Ushahidi v3.0 Testing release, gearing towards a full launch set for August 19th, 2015!

Take it out for a spin on our demo site. Log in credentials for the test site are as follows:-

username: demo

password: testing

Community Testing Week

We’ve set one week of community testing between 7th and 13th August, 2015 to help us identify bugs and collect your general feedback on the platform.

Sharing your feedback!

We’re collecting feedback in two ways:-

Join us for a Co-testing day!

In the spirit of collaboration, we’re setting aside some time for co-testing fun!

Date: Thursday, August 13th, 2015.

Time: 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC

Your local time: Start time - End time

To participate, join us and members of the Ushahidi team on:-

Nairobi based folks, the Ushahidi team will be testing out of the South to South Lab on the Ground Floor of Bishop Magua Center, Ngong Road between 9a.m EAT and 5 p.m EAT, so feel free to stop by and join the fun(and have pizza with us!)

For more details on how to participate in the community testing week, see this wiki page.

.. and a Translation Sprint too!

We’ve updated our repository for v3 on Transifex to match this release and could use your help getting translations up to 80% in time for launch (See our Translators Power Ushahidi Campaign). Here’s a quick guide on how to get started.

What’s new in v3

Here’s a brief snapshot of what to expect from Ushahidi v3:-

Have a look at our blog post announcement for more details on what’s new on v3. If you’ve been following our last few beta releases, see our release notes for details on what’s changed in this release.

Coming up next?

You’ll be able to

Thank you!

It’s been a long wait, but we’re almost at the finish line. We are grateful for you, the Ushahidi community for all your patience, support and feedback throughout this process! We can’t wait to share all our work with you in the coming week :).

Stay tuned on our blog, meetup page, twitter, facebook page and wiki for more announcements soon!

Happy v3 release day!


Team Ushahidi

Angela Oduor Lungati.
Ushahidi Inc.
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