A look at the ideas and projects we're working on as we strive to grow and improve ReliefWeb.
20 Feb 2018
blog By Jason Fallow Tags: training, filter, search

KEY POINTS

  • We’ve improved our search filters to make finding training opportunities easier.

  • New tabs allow you to discover free and online courses in one click.

  • Revised scope means you’ll find courses that are more relevant to your career.

ReliefWeb is the humanitarian community’s go-to site for training opportunities, and now we’ve made it even easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. With our latest updates to the Training section, ReliefWeb is able to more effectively facilitate learning and development in the humanitarian world.

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26 Dec 2017
blog By Amy Benson Tags: mobile, labs

Mobile usage continues to grow across the world and browsers are introducing new features that enable web developers to introduce app-like features on their website. ReliefWeb has been no exception - the usage of mobile devices to access our content has been steadily growing, now averaging 30% of all usage. In addition to native mobile apps we have introduced last year, we thought now was a good time to experiment with how ReliefWeb could take advantage of this latest technology trend to offer greater user experience on ReliefWeb.

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12 Dec 2017
blog By Alona Volinsky Tags: mobile, RSS

We’re excited to share that recently ReliefWeb joined the list of news sources available on Apple News - Apple’s latest news aggregator app. The app is available on all iPhones and iPads and includes a large selection of topics from top news organizations and independent publishers.

ReliefWeb content is available in three categories: our curated headlines, all our news and maps & infographics. The content is pulled out automatically from reliefweb.int so you will always see the latest information available.

Apple News collects news stories and also includes a For You tab, featuring content customized for your personal interests. You can sign up to receive breaking news notifications and subscribe to your favorite channels - now including ReliefWeb.

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12 Oct 2017
blog By Miguel Hernandez Rivera Tags: mobile, RSS, Earthquake, hurricane, map, disasters

ReliefWeb is pleased to announce that our content is now available on Google Newsstand mobile app and website, Google’s news reader app for Android phones and tablets featuring newspapers, magazines, blogs and other sites.

ReliefWeb aims to make humanitarian updates readily available in various channels for the widest dissemination to our audience, be it via reliefweb.int, mobile apps or on third-party platforms.

We launched the Google Newsstand service in late August 2017 - during September, more than 13,500 users accessed the service. The most-read news covered the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, with more than 2,600 users on 18 September alone.

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15 Aug 2017
blog By Madeleine Wackernagel Tags: Analytics

The most significant “take-away” from this year’s January to June analytics comparison over the same period in 2016 is the rise in mobile use - up by a staggering 37.46 percent. Last year, ReliefWeb introduced five mobile apps - for Crises, Headlines, Jobs, Training and Videos - and they are having a significant effect on how users are tapping into the website via mobile phones as a whole. The total number of app downloads has reached 24,400, with the highest number in the United States, followed by the UK, China, France and Kenya.

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