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Frontline at 10!

Frontline turned 10 years old over last week! As we recover from all the Halloween candy and birthday cake in Nairobi, I wanted to take a moment and tell you a little bit about what has changed at Frontline, and what hasn’t.

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The Big 1-O

Today Frontline turns 10 years old! And we’ve come a long way. Frontline started as a way to make communication easier, using SMS as a way to reach everyone quickly and efficiently.

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Frontline + Alerts

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Frontline + Campaigns

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NationBuilder Sign Up

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Build a Better Campaign

90% of all SMS are read within 3 minutes of being received. In the last few days of a campaign, getting your message seen by the right people is key.

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The Radio Star Strikes Back

“Good Morning Nairobi, and you’re listening to Frontline Radio KFMS…” More than 95% of the world’s population uses radio, making it the most popular communication technology in the world. Radio stations and DJs have also been some of Frontline’s earliest and most inspirational users, taking on climate change advocacy, coordinating responses during emergencies, amplifying voices for peace during conflict, and bringing communities together. When done well, combining radio with messaging makes the world’s most powerful broadcast platform a two-way channel that works when little else does

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Build a better broadcast

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Frontline Powered by APIs

Here at Frontline, we recognize that each user has specific needs, operating on a wide variety of platforms. That’s why, over the last decade, we’ve tried to makeFrontline as configurable as possible to meet these needs, wherever you are. With our new APIs, you can push messages and information in and out of FrontlineCloud – letting you keep data where it’s most useful to you. To get things started, we’ve preconfigured an integration into one of our favourite digital campaigning and management platforms, Nationbuilder.

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Running an SMS Quiz for 1000s of users with Frontline

Messaging for the Nairobi iHub’s #5yrTechBash – Powered by FrontlineSMS Last month our friends at the iHub celebrated their 5th anniversary (happy birthday!) with a fittingly grand celebration in the Nairobi Arboretum. The tech conscious of Nairobi, from senior organizations to aspiring developers came along and a great day it was. To help promote the event, the iHub decided to use SMS to get the word out.

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The Cost of SMS (is a feature, not a bug)

Nothing is free. Whether it’s our time or money or attention or data, every interaction that we have with the world around us costs something.

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Technology Volunteerism for Social Good; How we made Frontline easier to use

The multi selector used as a contact selector At Frontline, we believe that partnership and collaboration best help us drive positive social change. Today I’m delighted to share how our partnership with SocialCoding4Good, an initiative of Benetech, has resulted in great improvement to the FrontlineSMS contact search and selection capability, using our newly released Multi Selector tool.

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Re/Launch of FrontlineCloud

Beta is like high school – it’s the first step to becoming adult you, you learn a lot about who you are, and, hopefully, it ends. Today, we’re proud to announce Frontline’s graduation from beta. We’re releasing brand new versions of FrontlineCloud, FrontlineSMS, and FrontlineSync

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