February 2, 2012

15 top iPhone apps for work, play & creativity

by Shonali Burke

The other day, my brother sent me a message asking me what apps I was currently using on my iPhone. As I went down the list of my frequently used apps, I realized there are a lot that some of you may not know about. Continue reading

January 18, 2012

Free-to-use mobile and technology images

by kiwanja

They say a picture paints a thousand words, and that may be the case. But if they cost the earth or you don’t have permission to use them, they end up painting nothing much at all. Continue reading

December 5, 2011

Building mobile applications for social good

by kiwanja

If you were thinking of designing or building a website, you’d be in luck. If you were thinking of writing a suite of financial management tools, you’d be in luck. If you were even thinking of creating the next big video game, you’d be in luck. Visit any good bookstore and the selection of self-help books and “how-to” guides leave you spoiled for choice. Continue reading

November 15, 2011

How socially responsible mobile tech is evolving

by kiwanja

Last Monday was an exciting day for us when we picked up the prestigious 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize for FrontlineSMS. The Curry Stone Design Prize was created to champion designers as a force for social change. Now in its fourth year, the Prize recognizes innovators who address critical issues involving clean air, food and water, shelter, health care, energy, education, social justice or peace. Continue reading

August 11, 2011

FrontlineSMS launches User Guide on Data Integrity

by kiwanja

We were excited to join colleagues and friends in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, to release the first edition of our “User Guide on Data Integrity,” a tool that will help FrontlineSMS users around the world better understand the flow of information into and out of the platform, the risks and vulnerabilities to that data, and simple ways they can mitigate those risks. Continue reading

August 11, 2011

Why your nonprofit should have a mobile strategy

by Tamara Schweitzer

I attended the Social Media for Nonprofits conference in New York last week, an event series curated by Darian Rodriquez Heyman and Ritu Sharma, to help nonprofits make better use of social media and discover new ways to use social networking platforms to promote their cause. The lineup of speakers was stellar, including Farra Trompeter, VP of communications firm Big Duck, who already put together a great recap of the day that you should definitely check out if you want a quick rundown of the main takeaways. When I was thinking about what I wanted to bring back to Socialbrite readers, one of the standout presentations for me was by Andy Steggles, the chief operating officer of Higher Logic, who spoke about the basics of crafting a mobile strategy. Continue reading