Created: 2012-03-23 18:55
Updated: 2013-10-06 22:45
License: lgpl-3.0


Ushahidi Android app

Ushahidi is an open source platform for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories.

The Ushahidi Android app synchronizes with any Ushahidi deployment allowing viewing and creation of incident reports on the go.

The app supports loading of multiple deployments at one time, quick filtering through reports, exploring incident locations on the map, viewing report photos, news article, media as well as sharing reports via email, SMS or Twitter. Once the data has been downloaded, the app can function without an internet connection, allowing accurate collection of data utilizing the device's camera and GPS capabilities.

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How To White-Label The App

Duplicate the /Ushahidi folder and rename with your theme name, for example /MyTheme. Note, you can use /Beijing or /Inherity themes as an example.

Application Icon

Replace the files "/MyTheme/res/drawable-hdpi/icon.png" (72 x 72), "/MyTheme/res/drawable-ldpi/icon.png" (36px x 36px) and "/MyTheme/res/drawable-mdpi/icon.png"(48px x 48px) with your custom designed application icon.

Splash Screen

Replace the file "/MyTheme/res/drawable/splash.png" with your custom designed splash image. It should be of the size 320px x 480px

Dashboard Background

Replace the file "/MyTheme/res/drawable/dashboard.png" (320px x 480px) with your custom dashboard background image.

About Background

Replace the file "/MyTheme/res/drawable/about.png" (320px x 440px) with your custom about background image.

Deployment Logo

Replace the file "/MyTheme/res/drawable/logo.png" (260px x 68px) with your deployment logo.

Notification Image

Replace the file "/MyTheme/res/drawable/notification.png" (21px x 21px) with your custom notification image.

Report Placeholder

Replace the file "/MyTheme/res/drawable/report.png" (50px x 50px) with your placeholder if report images

Color Codes

In the "/MyTheme/res/values/theme.xml", replace the various hexadecimal color codes with your own colors that match your deployment, for example #edd5c9

Deployment Information

In the "/MyTheme/res/values/theme.xml", specify the 'app_title' and also various URLs for your deployment: 'deployment_url', 'team_url', 'media_url', 'twitter_url', 'facebook_url' and 'contact_url'. Note, if you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, leaving these values blank will hide these About screen buttons.

Deployment Text

In the "/MyTheme/res/values/theme.xml", update the 'about_text' with a description of your deployment.

How To Build The App

To build any of the white-labled app, read the BUILDING.txt file in their respective directory. It has all the information you need to successfully build any of them.

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