You may have noticed it: A new Humanitarian ID release is out with plenty of new features. Some of these features are very visible, others are not. Let us introduce three of them now.
Exciting news from Humanitarian ID. With the first serious deployments of Humanitarian ID in April 2015, the word is spreading. More and more people have started to register on Humanitarian ID and check into emergencies.
As we watched the contact lists in the Philippines (530) and Nepal (750) begin to really grow, we recognized that an ability for you to save "your contacts" would be a very nice feature. Well, wait no longer - it is ready.
When we launched Humanitarian ID for Nepal, we knew that we were taking a little risk. It was a new tool that had not quite made it to Version 1 yet in its development cycle.
Wow! Before we could even get this post online, Humanitarian ID had an impact on the response to Tropical Typhoon Pam in Vanuatu. Originally, we had only planned to have one pilot - the Philippines. But, with the deployment of Yaelle Link, an HID team member, to Vanuatu, we decided to open up a second pilot 2 days ago.
Humanitarian ID is now available in Arabic – thanks to Samira. In the Humanitarian ID team, we are always looking for stories that can show the impact of connecting responders. But, today, we are pleased to share a story of the impact one refugee can have on thousands of current and future humanitarian responders.
Another week has passed meaning that the team has wrapped up the Johnny Cash development sprint and we are ready to give you another update.
The past week, the first of a development sprint entitled Johnny Cash, was another exciting one for the Humanitarian ID project.
With several websites already vying for your attention during an emergency, HID knew that we had to provide a technical solution that could be integrated into the websites you already know and use.