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project agro 32 Replies

hi, As part of my project we want to take rid of the middle men (who gets 100% profit) between the farmer and the retailer.we can do this by providing the market prices to the farmers but the problem…Continue

Started by madan. Last reply by Augusto Andrade de Queiroz Oct 17, 2014.

HTTP Trigger on frontlinesms 2.1.3?

Hi, where can I find on Frontlinesms Version 2.1.3 the functionnality " "HTTP Trigger" present on frontlinesms Version

Started by M'BAHIA N'guessan Oct 30, 2012.

Frontlinesms userguide. 2 Replies

Hi Everybody,Thanks Sila for your support, I can finally send and receive sms with frontlinesms, the ZTE MF 192 device make it possible.Would someone provide me frontlinesms (Version 1 and 2)…Continue

Started by M'BAHIA N'guessan. Last reply by M'BAHIA N'guessan Oct 25, 2012.

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Comment by Frank Cheruiyot on September 19, 2013 at 2:16am

Thanks Trevor let me check it out.

Comment by Trevor Knoblich on September 18, 2013 at 1:21pm

Hi Frank, welcome! Here's a link to our Help & Support page on creating a Web connection. It's a great place to start!

We also have a strong integration with Ushahid's Crowdmap service, as you'll see, which might make your project easier if you are able to use that platform for your work.

Comment by Frank Cheruiyot on September 18, 2013 at 2:24am

Hallo guys am from Kenya, am working on a project to integrate Frontline SMS with a mapping website(created using openlayers), so that whatever information is on the website can be sent through the frontline sms, am stuck on the way to connect the two.... please assist thank you

Comment by Marsha Castello on September 13, 2012 at 8:37pm

Hello All,

I work for The Department for International Development (DFID) and I am also  a postgraduate student at Birkbeck, University of London, where I am completing a MSc. in International Business and Development.  I am currently writing my dissertation on the socio-economic impact of mobile phones on smallholder farmers.
I am seeking to discover how mobile technology such as SMS, helplines, information services and the Internet have made a difference in the following areas: 
- Increasing access to financial services (mobile banking)
- Supplying agricultural information
- Increasing data visibility for supply chain efficiency
- Improving access to markets
To this end I have completed the following survey which I would like to invite you to complete by 19 Sept and share as widely as possible:
-Survey for providers of mobile services in agriculture:
-Survey for users of mobile services in Agriculture in developing countries:


I would be very grateful for your response,
Best regards
Comment by M'BAHIA N'guessan on September 11, 2012 at 7:35am

Thanks Sila, I've got the nokia usb cable but nothing change, let me check this, i'll keep you on the loop of this. thanks.

Comment by M'BAHIA N'guessan on September 11, 2012 at 5:24am

Hi, everybody,

Last month I wrote about the problem of getting a mobile phone compatible with frontline sms in my country (Cote d'Ivoire) and you adviced me to use to use Nokia C1-01 or for modems you can use Huawei e173.

I've tried to use Nokia C1-01 as you ask me, the problem is frontline can't get connected with the phone after detection. (see the picture below)

Can you give me some options to solve this problem?

what means n/a or N/A?

Why COM 7 always stays on "devices searching"


Comment by Johanne Lewis on May 31, 2012 at 9:48am

Hi Ntamilyango,

You can use the external command function with keywords, so that whenever the keyword is received an external command is executed. 

External commands can be set up using python, php, javascript or other programming languages.  For my project I used nodejs (event driven i/o  library running on google's v8 javascript engine) to run external commands, and return information to FrontlineSMS.  The development blog for the project is located at

Hope this helps.


Comment by Ntamilyango on May 31, 2012 at 8:53am

Hi all,

Here I got problem...I have configured FrontlineSms and it is up and running. M

MY PROBLEM: I want farmer to send KEYWORD<space>LOCATION,the he/she will receive information concerning that keyword. In frontlineSms I can only create Keywords, please someone to assist me on how to figure out this.

waiting to here from you, and I will appreciate your assistance.

Comment by James Okon on January 30, 2012 at 9:35am

Going back to the basis....LOVE

Comment by Joseph Owuondo on January 29, 2012 at 6:07am

Hey Frontliners.....Hows all of you !


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