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FrontlineSMS in Context


FrontlineSMS in Context

This group focuses on how FrontlineSMS can be used to meet the needs of social change projects in diverse contexts.

Share your experience of FrontlineSMS functionalities, and integrating the software in to your programmes.

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2016

Discussion Forum

Scale and message speed

Hi all,Here in this group, a member recently sent a message asking the following:"I'm wondering how easy is it to scale FrontlineSMS from a small scale deployment to a system that can send to…Continue

Tags: FrontlineSMS, scale

Started by Florence Scialom Apr 6, 2012.

Catholic Relief Services ICT4D partnerships conference - call for applications

Hi all,I thought this could be of interest for some FrontlineSMS users here on the community:Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is running a conference on creating value through ICT4D partnerships, which…Continue

Tags: Services, Rwanda, Relief, Catholic, partnerships

Started by Florence Scialom Jan 9, 2012.

What are the software apps or web sites you use with FrontlineSMS? 5 Replies

There are lots of external software applications that can be integrated to work with FrontlineSMS, including…Continue

Tags: Access, FrontlineSMS, Salesforce, Twitter, Ushahidi

Started by Florence Scialom. Last reply by kiwanja Oct 17, 2011.

Using FrontlineSMS for monitoring & evaluation 1 Reply

Hi all, We shared a post on our blog earlier this week about FrontlineSMS being used for monitoring and evaluation of an agricultural project in Tanzania. You can read this post…Continue

Tags: collection, feedback, data, evaluation, monitoring

Started by Florence Scialom. Last reply by TETKA Jean Brice Sep 2, 2011.

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Comment by Youngpeople Forpeace on August 29, 2014 at 10:06am

Am in Nigeria and interested leveraging on frontlinesms to reach out to young people in Nigeria to drive social change. How best can this be achieved? Help!

Comment by Alex Pitkin on August 29, 2013 at 3:17am

Hi Eula,

There are indeed activities in FrontlineSMS v2 that allow you to manage your messages.  Keyword triggers and actions work in the same way.

However, at present FrontlineCloud does have some additional features that FrontlineSMS does not yet have.  The main feature related to your question is the Custom Activity feature that allows you to add multiple trigger actions to a keyword.

We plan to bring these features into v2 soon so keep an eye on here and on our blog as we will announce the update.

- Alex

Comment by Eula Ganir on August 28, 2013 at 4:54am

Hi Everyone, 

I am developing a system on the transmission of information certain area that is affected by a disaster to a government office. There are so many sms coming from the areas and it is time consuming to go over each sms, is there a way that an sms will automatically put into a folder or activity base on a keyword just like in frontlinecloud or customize an activity in Version 2? 

Comment by Laura Walker Hudson on April 9, 2013 at 12:43pm

The instructions for adding an SMS transport service to FrontlineSMS are here. Hope that's helpful!

Best wishes


Comment by Dolce Key on April 9, 2013 at 11:53am

As routesms of

Comment by Laura Walker Hudson on April 9, 2013 at 10:48am

Hey there

What sort of web-app?


Comment by Dolce Key on April 9, 2013 at 8:11am


Can we integrate a websms application to frontlinesms ?

By using URL or IP address, user and password ...

Thanks for your help !


Comment by kiwanja on July 20, 2011 at 1:32pm

Hi Peter


I'll leave other users get in touch if they're able to help out, but in the meantime you may like to watch the introductory video which gives you some background on the software:


There are also a couple of training videos which show FrontlineSMS in action.


If you go to the "Members" tab you can also search for people who live in your country (just type a country name) and message them directly. That might be a good way of reaching out.


Hope some of that helps!



Comment by Peter J. Bury on July 20, 2011 at 11:52am

How to get handson experience up front?


I'm considering since a long time to start using FrontlineSMS. But before investing resources, I'd like to get some handson experience. Is there any chance to join an existing (experimenting) group of frontlineSMS users to just feel how it works to use frontlineSMS with a group of people?


If you know of any opportunity or have other relevant suggestions, please let me know here! Thanks so much, Peter at IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.

Comment by Domingo Liotta on June 18, 2011 at 2:31pm

FrontlineSMS has so many useful applications for help to address social problems.

I´d like to know how Frontliners approach decision makers that have no idea about the possibilities of Mobile Alert Systems.

How have our FL community begin their process of social change?


Thanks for your input :)



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