Humanitarian volunteering


2.2.9for iPhone, iPod touch
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British Red Cross
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About MapSwipe

Humanitarian organisations can't help people if they can't find them. MapSwipe is a mobile app that lets you search satellite imagery to help put the world's most vulnerable people on the map.

MapSwipe, developed in support of the Missing Maps Project, allows users to remotely contribute to humanitarian missions. Users choose a task in a crisis prone part of the world, such as spotting villages at risk of a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They then swipe through satellite images of the region, tapping the screen to mark the location of settlements, roads, rivers, and other features.

This information is fed back to mappers, who build detailed maps that can be used in the field. At present, these mappers must spend days scrolling through thousands of images of uninhabited forest or rural desert in search of small, often remote communities. With MapSwipe, members of the public can donate their time to humanitarian organizations including Médecins Sans Frontières and the Red Cross, crowdsourcing the arduous process of locating the people who need their help. With this generous contribution from users like you, professionals on the ground can get straight to work delivering life-saving aid.
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تحديث لأحدث إصدار 2.2.9

Last updated on 02/01/2024
الإصدارات القديمة
- React Native version upgrade from 0.71.3 to 0.72.5
- Rename "Mission Type" to "Project Type"
- Minor bug fixes
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Version History
- React Native version upgrade from 0.71.3 to 0.72.5
- Rename "Mission Type" to "Project Type"
- Minor bug fixes
1. Upgrade React Native to v0.71.3
2. Fix an issue where User Group stats was empty on the first load
3. Add support for custom options in footprint projects
4. Add support for dynamic information pages in the tutorial
This release replaces the old 'More' screen with the all-new 'Profile' screen which includes more statistics about your contributions.
It also introduces User Groups that you can join to have your contributions tracked as part of that user group.
This is a bug fix release which corrects a major bug that prevented the app from starting for some users.
The previous release improved translations for Czech, Dutch and Hungarian, and added Esperanto to the list of languages.
It also fixed a bug in tutorials where the wrong imagery was sometimes shown, and did some general housekeeping.
This release improves translations for Czech, Dutch and Hungarian, and adds Esperanto to the list of languages.
It also fixes a bug in tutorials where the wrong imagery was sometimes shown, and does some general housekeeping.
This release adds the much-awaited possibility to login with your OpenStreetMap account (only for new accounts for now).
We also updated translations and fixed some small bugs behind the scene. Happy swiping!
We have added support for a new project type which will help with reviewing OSM data quality.
This is a technical release which is mostly for upgrading technical requirements. It also improves translations for the Dutch language.
You did not miss any releases, the version number has jumped from 2.0.11 to 2.1.5 for obscure technical reasons :)
This release does mostly invisible (but useful!) changes. It:
- Introduces a tutorial for Change Detection projects
- Upgrades technical dependencies to ensure the app can run on recent phones
- Updates some translations (Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish) and adds Italian
- Improves privacy by removing various identifiers in firebase
This release adds a new project type that helps verify the presence of buildings inside arbitrary areas, including a tutorial. We're also testing data compression to reduce costs associated with data transfers and storage. This also adds Danish and Estonian languages and updates to many others, as well as bug fixes and security updates.
This version brings in a new and improved tutorial which we think will help new users get comfortable with the app, and help seasoned users be more effective and accurate in their mapping. Don't hesitate to click the tutorial button, we hope you will learn something new!
We have also added support for Chinese and Portuguese. Thank you to the volunteers who took time to translate the app!
And we've also improved some graphics and fixed a few minor bugs.
This version brings MapSwipe in your language! The app is now available in 11 languages (some are only partially translated and need your help)! You can select your preferred language from the "More" screen, just under your level badge. This release would not have been possible without the help of our amazing volunteer translators. If that's you, thank you so much!
This release brings a lot of changes you have requested:
• Images are loading much faster so you can start mapping right away
• Scrolling is smoother, particularly on long sessions
• Reduced memory usage will help on lower spec phones
• The swipe down action is now much easier to access
• The "Map further" button is back!
• Some users were not included in the leaderboard, this is now fixed
• Push notifications work again. We will only use them for important news and announcements, so you won't be flooded.
This release is mostly a technical one that paves the way for more visible improvements in the next one.
- Upgraded the internal plumbing of the app to make it compatible with the latest phones.
- Fixed a bug in the scalebar that was not always the correct size.
- Added the ability to provide tutorials with project specific instructions
- Added a scale bar
- Fixed bug that that caused issues tapping on some phones
- Fixed bug in level progress bar display
- Fixed bug to display correct project progress
- Improved text at the end of tutorials
Round 1 of bug fixes and improvements after v2.0 launch:

- Adjust swiping thresholds to make it easier to mark all red
- Hide the splashscreen later to improve launch visuals
- Fix the navigation system in the app
- Capitalize app display name on android (iOS to come)
- Show the help modal only when first opening a project
- Widen button so that all text fits in it on small screens
- Show count of mappers as 0 when nobody has mapped
- Correctly display tiles when they only cover half a screen
- Prevent capitalisation of input on login screen
We are happy to announce MapSwipe 2.0! Thank you for supporting humanitarian response worldwide by volunteering using MapSwipe.

The app has been rebuilt from scratch to make it more stable and prepare for the release of two new MapSwipe project types coming soon.

This update includes:

- Support for more screen sizes
- An interactive tutorial
- Updated sign up screen with Privacy Notice
- Newly designed welcoming screens
- Ability to delete your account

MapSwipe code is now available on Github, making it easier for more volunteers to develop and maintain the app. More to come soon. Thank you for being with MapSwipe!
- Fixes double imagery
- Fixes tutorial and adds more extensive documentation to the tasks
- Fixes project sorting and displaying the feature image properly
- Adds the ability to hide projects
- Faster loading of bigger groups
- Fixes a bug where you see imagery more than 1 time

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