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Resend Failed SMS

How can i resend failed sms from "SMS Failed section" of the Frontlinesms v2.6? I get stuck,Help me please.

Added by Kamuhanda Method on June 17, 2015 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Tanzania National Election October 2015

 I am silent for a long time but from now on i will be very active.In Tanzania right now we preparing ourselves for the National election on October this year. As a Technologist i tried to convince one person who contest for being a member of parliament and accept my idea of using this application during his campaign.

They choose me to disseminate their political information through short messages among the community members since most of them own mobile phone.

Let us share…


Added by Kamuhanda Method on June 15, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Alternative input streams for FrontlineSMS 1.6.16 ?

Dear All,

We are running an SMS server on a small laptop with Ubuntu and FrontlineSMS 1.6.16.

I would like to move it (as is if possible) to a cloud instance of Ubuntu, but I would need to find new ways to input received messages to FrontlineSMS 1.6.

FrontlineSMS Cloud unfortunately does not allow us to build in the dynamics we need that we are currently getting from bash scripts and Mysql procedures and functions in the standalone Ubuntu…


Added by Arie de Kruijff on January 29, 2015 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

VOICES FOR CHANGE: A Quiet Revolution of Community Broadcasting in Bangladesh to Fight Poverty and Promote Rural Development.

BNNRC Devoted Entirely to Promote Community Media for Development (CM4D) & Leads Supports and Advocates for the Initiators to actively provide independent community broadcasting in Bangladesh since 2000.


It gives us a…


Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on March 4, 2014 at 7:35am — 1 Comment

Mass Delete Messages / Delete All Messages

Accidentally got frontlinesms into a loop sending and receiving messages to and from itself. Now I have over 400 pages of messages.

Is there anyway to delete all messages (sent/received/pending/etc.) from frontlinesms v1 without loosing all of your contacts, keywords, and reminders?


Added by William Brown III, DrPH, MA on January 8, 2014 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

Sixteen Initiators Received Primary Approval for Setting up Community Radio Stations in the 2nd phase of Bangladesh

Dhaka (BNNRC) 07 November, 2013: Ministry of Information (MOI) of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has primarily approved sixteen initiators to set up new community radio stations (2nd stage)  the subject to receive security clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs,…


Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on November 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Barcampathon Africa Initiative: OPEN SOURCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Many of us want to see more info activists coming out of Africa

and African programmers who are interested in technology for social

change (based on the reality of what's happening in each country). With

this goal in mind we're creating a new concept for a Barcamp in Africa,

we're calling it the *Barcampathon*.

*The Barcampathon will involve running several Barcamps consecutively in

one week during February in different countries in Africa around the…


Added by TETKA Jean Brice on October 24, 2013 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Current Deployment for Election: Problem with FLSMS 2


We got our election yesterday and we use Ushahidi/FLSMS to observe.

We are transferring several sms we got into FLSMS but we got an error, and now impossible to even see the>…


Added by TETKA Jean Brice on October 1, 2013 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

SHIM-1 Indiegogo Campaign Live!

FrontlineSMS Community,

I'm happy to announce that our SHIM-1 campaign is currently live on Indiegogo! Check it out here:
Our page is part of the Philips Innovation Fellows Competition, so if we get at least 100 funders and $12,500 (half our goal) by September 25th (campaign end) then we'll be eligible to win one of four…

Added by Adam Brinckerhoff on August 16, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Using Frontline SMS 2.2.1 with ushahidi

hello every one

i want synch frontline SMS 2.2.1 with ushahidi but when i set up frontlineSMS i see this error

can you help please?

the adresse of my ushahidi deploiement is :

and the error snascreen on attached pieces



Added by Aboubacar on August 15, 2013 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

FrontlineSMS forms with SmartPhone

Hi All - I am new and just getting acquainted with FrontlineSMS. I am testing FrontlineSMS Forms however am having a bit of trouble finding the right technologies to consume the form. Seems I will need to buy a Java enabled phone to test the form...which is getting hard to find in todays market of smartphones.

Can someone advise if forms can actually work on Android or iOS phones? Also, can someone advise when FrontlineSMS 2 will include forms?

Thank you in…


Added by Lauren on August 14, 2013 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Sharing about texting pollinator data in Peru and Bolivia with Int'l Polli Bioloy, Health and Policy Conference

Poster presentation on display at upcoming conference this Wed through Sat, 8/14-17/2013 at Penn State will present three partners who are willing to make use of an application of frontline in monitoring pollinators in smallholder gardens with native edible plants--

Museo Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny Orbigny d’Alcide, Cochabamba, Bolivia

The Mountain Institute, Huaraz, Peru

Centro de Investigacion y Promocion del Campesinado, Piura, Peru

Added by Medora Ebersole on August 13, 2013 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

SHIM-1 Partners Have Been Selected!

The SHIM-1 (Satellite Humanitarian Imagery Mission) content provider and relief partners have officially been selected! We’re thrilled to announce that DigitalGlobe will be supplying imagery for the project and the following five relief organizations will be putting it to good use all over the world.



Added by Adam Brinckerhoff on August 7, 2013 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Community Radio Handbook in Bangladesh: Voices for the Voiceless of Rural People

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), since its inception, has been advocating with the government and with other organizations for the promotion of Community Radio to address critical social issues at community level, such as poverty and social exclusion, empowerment of marginalized…


Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on June 25, 2013 at 5:25am — 1 Comment

Cool use of low-cost Mini-PCs as a FLSMS hub

In Sri Lanka, the research project: Mobilizing Knowledge for Sustainable Agriculture, based on the doctrine: "communities of practice", is experimenting with low-cost ICTs…


Added by Nuwan Waidyanatha on June 19, 2013 at 1:44am — 2 Comments

Error 500


I created New activity by connecting frontline to my Ushahidi deployment  he works before very well, but I unfortunately i deleted this activity and when i create it again he doesn't work anymore, I install it in another computer I get the same error. Please can you help me.


Jean Brice

Added by TETKA Jean Brice on May 27, 2013 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

SHIM-1 Specifics Beginning To Take Shape

In the last month, we’ve been hard at work to better define the specific parameters of SHIM-1. To do this, we have been sending out the following questionnaire to relief organizations all over the world.


“1. Would your organization rather have (A) unlimited access to imagery of the geographic area directly around severe disasters for 30 days per event or (B)  a specific number of images of any location in the…


Added by Adam Brinckerhoff on May 20, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Sending a message which is not automated


I want to send and receive a message which is not automated.I have written a php script as follows:

The message which they are receiving from sender :

mysql_query("INSERT INTO sms1 (sms_text, sender_number, send_dt)

VALUES ('$messageText','$senderPhone','$scts')");

For responding :

$command_response = mysql_query("SELECT price FROM sms2 where sms_text1 = (SELECT sms_text FROM sms1 where sms_text = '$messageText')");

It should take…


Added by akira on May 16, 2013 at 6:46pm — 3 Comments

Community Radio Contributes in Shaping Bangladesh a Rural Republic

Participatory development with a people-centric vision can make an effective promotion of community radios in Bangladesh. Aiming to achieve this objective --- a daylong Annual Planning and Review Meeting of Community Radio in Bangladesh was held on 30th April, 2013…


Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on May 7, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments

Cisco is Looking for Top Stories of Innovation in Technology - Winners Share USD $10,000

On March 26 Cisco announced a competition called VNI Service Awards. We now have over 20 stories describing creative solutions to problems relating to health care, education, social empowerment, etc.…


Added by Deborah Strickland on May 1, 2013 at 7:46pm — No Comments

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